the basic unit of length adopted under the System International d'Unites and being very nearly equal to one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the pole measured on a meridian.
- "One meter is equivalent to 39.37 inches."
- meter [ enhet, måttenhet ]
an instrument for measuring, esp. one that automatically measures and records the quantity of something, as of gas, water, miles, or time, when it is activated
to measure by means of a meter
- "It is important to meter the flow of water when irrigating in dry places."
to process (mail) by means of a postage meter
- "The postal clerk was always careful when metering the mail."