Meaning of “metre” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun UK US meter us uk /ˈmiːtər/
Extra Examples
One metre is equal to 39.37 inches.The swimming pool is five metres wide.The aircraft was flying at a height of about 6000 metres.It's a drop of about 50 metres from the top of the cliff.He's almost 2 metres tall.
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).
POEMS [ C, U ]

a pattern of rhythm in poetry

(Definition of “metre” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)