metre definition

  • noun:
    • Chiefly British Variant of meter1.
    • Chiefly British Variant of meter2.
    • The basic product of length in the Global program of devices (SI: Système International d'Unités). It is add up to 39+47⁄127 (around 39.37) imperial inches.
    • The rhythm or measure in verse and musical composition.
    • See meter.
    • See meter.
    • See meter.
    • (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
    • rhythm as provided by division into components of equal length of time
    • the fundamental product of size adopted in Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
  • verb:
    • Alternative spelling of meter.
    • To put into metrical type.

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