Complete Definition of "mete"

was wotd|2006|September|15
English

Pronunciation
IPA|/miːt/
SAMPA|/mi:t/
audio|en-us-mete.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|iːt

Homophones
meat, meet

Anagrams
meet, teem

Etymology 1
From OF. term|langfro|mete, from L. term|meta|mēta|langla|post, goal, marker.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A boundary or other limit; a boundary-marker.

Etymology 2
OE. term|metan, from Germanic *term||meta-, from Indo-European *term||med-|measure, consider. Cognate with Dutch term|meten, German term|messen, Swedish term|mäta; and (from Indo-European) with Greek term|scGrek|μέδεσθαι|trmédesthai||care for, Latin term|metiri|mētīrī|to measure.

Verb
en-verb|met|es

  1. transitive|poetic To measure.

#*1611 — w:King James Version of the Bible|King James Version of the Bible, s:Bible, King James, Matthew|Matthew 7:2
#*:For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

  1. transitive|usually with “out” To dispense, measure (out), allot (especially punishment, reward etc.).

#*1833 — w:Alfred Tennyson|Alfred Tennyson, s:Ulysses|Ulysses
#*:Match'd with an agèd wife, I mete and dole
#*:Unequal laws unto a savage race

Translations
trans-top|to measure
Kurdish: t|ku|pîvan
trans-bottom

trans-top|to dispense
Kurdish: t|ku|siza dan, t|ku|ceza kirin
trans-bottom


Italian

Noun
mete f

  1. plural of|meta|lang=Italian

Old English

Etymology
Common Germanic *term||matiz

Noun
infl|ang|noun|g=m

  1. food

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