There are 2 main definitions of meter in English:

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noun

US spelling of metre1, metre2.

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meter 2 Line breaks: meter
Pronunciation: /ˈmiːtə/

noun

A device that measures and records the quantity, degree, or rate of something: an electricity meter
More example sentences
  • A trifield meter measures the electromagnetic frequency in the space around it.
  • A better but more expensive measuring device is a laser meter.
  • This new technology will enable residents to keep a check on their own electricity and water consumption and act as a record for the meter readings.

verb

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Measure by means of a meter: digital switchboards metered calls by seconds and dialled destination (as adjective metered) a metered supply of water (as noun metering) the introduction of water metering
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  • Businesses and organisations that use significant quantities of water are metered.
  • The meter operating fee assigns the meter operating costs equitably to customers who have metered water service.
  • Payments for water, which is metered, are used to keep up and expand the system.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'person who measures'): from mete1 + -er1. The current sense dates from the 19th century.

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