metre Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "metre" - English Dictionary

See all translations

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.
More examples

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…
(Definition of metre from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of metre?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “metre” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
poke

to greet someone on a social networking website by leaving them a special short message

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More