meter: the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
meter: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
meter: rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
The metre (or meter), symbol m, is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). Originally intended to be one ten-millionth of the distance from the Earth's equator to the North Pole, its definition has been periodically refined to reflect growing knowledge of metrology. ...
A hymn meter or metre indicates the number of syllables for the lines in each stanza of a hymn. This provides a means of marrying the hymn's text with an appropriate hymn tune for singing.
Meter or metre is a term that music has inherited from the rhythmic element of poetry (Scholes 1977; Latham 2002) where it means the number of lines in a verse, the number of syllables in each line and the arrangement of those syllables as long or short, accented or unaccented (Scholes 1977; ...
In poetry, the meter (or metre) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse. Many traditional verse forms prescribe a specific verse meter, or a certain set of meters alternating in a particular order. The study of metres and forms of versification is known as prosody. ...
"The Metre" and "Waiting for the Sun" are two songs released together as a double A-Side single by Powderfinger in support of their fourth studio album Odyssey Number Five. It was released on August 27, 2001 and reached #31 on the Australian music chart. ...
(Metres) The measurement of the length of a swimming pool that was built per specs using the metric system. Long course is 50 metres and short course is 25 metres.
The metre is the basic unit of length. It is the distance light travels, in a vacuum, in 1/299792458th of a second.
An alternative spelling of meter.
(from the Greek metron, 'measure’) measurement of a line of poetry, including its length and its pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables. There are different metres in poetry. ...
exactly 1,650,763.73 wavelengths of the orange-red spectral line of Krypton-86
the rhythm of verse, reduceable to one of four kinds, accentual, syllabic, accentual-syllabic, and quantitative. Also sometimes called ‘number(s).’
The recurrence of a similar stress pattern in some or all lines of a poem. More discussion on metre is given in the fourth and fifth lecture notes of my Literary Stylistics and Linguistic Analysis of Literature modules.
French spelling of "Meter ." Also commonly used in Great Britain and the Commonwealth. See also "centre "
The SI fundamental unit of length, equal to 1.093 yards. (Meter in US.)
"Cheryl's a really nice person." "Oh, I'd like to metre."
a measurement used to measure water resistance. (10m= 33.3ft= 1ATM= 1BAR)
A common French spelling for the meter. Common in Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and France.
In poetry, it is the regular linguistic sound patterns of verse. The line of poetry is described as: monometer, dimeter, trimeter, tetrameter, pentameter, hexameter, or heptameter.
is the organization of speech rhythms (verbal stresses) into regular patterns, in terms of both the arrangement of stresses and their frequency of repetition per line of verse.
also spelled METER, in poetry, the rhythmic pattern of a poetic line. Metre (q.v.), although often equated with rhythm, is perhaps more accurately described as one method of organizing a poem's rhythm. ...