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metrenoun

UK (US meter) uk   /ˈmiː.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/

metre noun (MEASUREMENT)

A2 [C] (written abbreviation m) a unit of measurement equal to 100 centimetres: The bomb shelter has concrete walls that are three metres thick. a 15-metre yacht She won the 100 metres (= a race run over this distance) at the Olympics. He is 1 m 75 tall. The price of water rose to 48p per cubic metre (= a unit of volume equal to 1,000 litres). The room is six metres square.
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metre noun (POETRY)

[C or U] specialized literature the regular arrangement of syllables in poetry according to the number and type of beats in a line: He composes poems in a classical style and in strict metre. Many hymns have a firm, regular metre.
Translations of “metre”
in Arabic مِتْر…
in Korean 미터…
in Malaysian meter…
in French mètre…
in Turkish metre, 100 cm'ye eşit uzunluk ölçüm birimi, vezin…
in Italian metro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 測量, (長度單位)米,公尺…
in Russian метр, размер (в поэзии)…
in Polish metr, metrum…
in Vietnamese mét…
in Spanish metro…
in Portuguese metro…
in Thai หน่วยวัดเป็นเมตร…
in German der Meter…
in Catalan metre…
in Japanese メートル…
in Indonesian meter…
in Chinese (Simplified) 测量, (长度单位)米…
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