Definition of “metre” - English Dictionary

“metre” in British English

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UK US meter uk /ˈmiː.tər/ us /ˈmiː.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

  • The women's 200 metre event will be followed by the men's 100 metres.
  • The river froze to a depth of over a metre.
  • There's a drop of two metres from the window to the ground.
  • We are currently flying at an altitude of 15,000 metres.
  • The boat is ten metres in length.

(Definition of “metre” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“metre” in Business English

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metrenoun [ C ]

UK US meter uk /ˈmiːtər/ us abbreviation m

MEASURES a unit of measurement of length in the metric system, equal to 100 centimetres or approximately 1.094 yards:

The property lies within approximately 150 metres from the construction site but would not be directly affected.
The price of water rose to 48p per cubic metre.
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(Definition of “metre” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)