Translation of "meter" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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meternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmiː.tər/ us /ˈmiː.t̬ɚ/

meter noun [ C ] (DEVICE)

a device that measures the amount of something that is used

The electricity meter is in the basement. 电表在楼梯下面。
You'll need some change for the parking meter. 你需要些零钱付计时停车费。
A man came to read the meter (= see how much gas had been used). 煤气公司的人来抄煤气表了。

the device in a taxi that measures the distance or the amount of time spent travelling and shows how much you have to pay

The cab driver left the meter running while I helped Mum to her front door. 我扶妈妈下车走到前门口这段时间,出租车司机一直开着计价器。

meter noun [ C ] (MEASUREMENT)

US spelling of metre

meterverb [ T ]

uk /ˈmiː.tər/ us /ˈmiː.t̬ɚ/

to use meters to measure how much gas, electricity, or water is used

Britain's water companies are planning to meter water consumption. 英国的自来水公司正计划计量用水量。

(Translation of “meter” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)