Metre meaning

mētər
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See meter.
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The basic unit of length in the International System of Units (SI: Système International d'Unités). It is equal to 3947127 (approximately 39.37) imperial inches.
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(UK, rare) Alternative spelling of meter.
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(poetry, music) To put into metrical form.
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(nonstandard, UK) Alternative form of -meter (suffix used to form the names of measuring devices).
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Origin of metre

  • From French mètre, from Ancient Greek μέτρον (metron, “measure", "rule", "length", "size", "poetic metre")

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  • From Old English, from Latin metrum, from Ancient Greek See #Etymology 1

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