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metre

[mee-ter] /ˈmi tər/
noun, verb, metred, metring. British
1.
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metre1

/ˈmiːtə/
noun
1.
a metric unit of length equal to approximately 1.094 yards
2.
the basic SI unit of length; the length of the path travelled by light in free space during a time interval of 1/299 792 458 of a second. In 1983 this definition replaced the previous one based on krypton-86, which in turn had replaced the definition based on the platinum-iridium metre bar kept in Paris
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Word Origin
C18: from French; see metre²

metre2

/ˈmiːtə/
noun
1.
(prosody) the rhythmic arrangement of syllables in verse, usually according to the number and kind of feet in a line
2.
(music) another word (esp US) for time (sense 22)
Word Origin
C14: from Latin metrum, from Greek metron measure
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metre

n.

chiefly British English spelling of meter (n.); for spelling, see -re.

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