Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “metre”

See all translations

metre

noun UK ( US meter)
 
 
/ˈmiːtər/
LENGTH [C] ( written abbreviation m) A2 a unit for measuring length, equal to 100 centimetres: Our bedroom is five metres wide. She finished third in the women's 400 metres (= running race).Measurements of length and distanceArea, mass, weight and volume in general
POEMS [C, U] a pattern of rhythm in poetryPoetry
Translations of “metre”
in Korean 미터…
in Arabic مِتْر…
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 Spanish metro…
in Portuguese metro…
in German der Meter…
in Catalan metre…
in Japanese メートル…
in Chinese (Simplified) 测量, (长度单位)米…
(Definition of metre from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “metre” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cracker

a thin, flat, hard biscuit, especially one eaten with cheese

Word of the Day

Party Talk (The language of party chat)

by Kate Woodford,
December 23, 2014
​​​ With the party season in full swing (= at its busiest now), we consider the language of socializing (= enjoying yourself with other people). We’re looking especially at words and phrases which are used to describe the different ways that people behave at a party and the sort of conversations that party

Read More 

tweleb noun

December 22, 2014
informal a Twitter celebrity; (more specifically, someone who has more than 1,000 followers on Twitter) There were a few old and a few new faces, including a tweleb or two. Expect to see and hear more from these cool kids.

Read More