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English definition of “metre”

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
(Definition of metre from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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