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meter

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This word may also be spelled "metre."
meter(
mi
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duhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (unit of measurement)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el metro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The room was three meters long.La habitación tenía tres metros de largo.
2. (device)
a. el contador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The electricity meter at our house is broken.El contador eléctrico de nuestra casa está roto.
b. el medidor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Did the guy already come to read the gas meter?¿Ya vino el tipo para leer el medidor de gas?
3. (parking)
a. el parquímetro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
He had to leave the concert three times to pay the meter.Tuvo que salir del concierto tres veces para pagar el parquímetro.
4. (literature)
a. la métrica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Robert Frost is a master of poetic meter.Robert Frost es un maestro de la métrica poética.
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meter
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (measurement)
a. el metro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
meter [ˈmiːtəʳ]
noun
(US)
meter [ˈmiːtəʳ]
noun
contador (m); medidor (m); (LAm) (in taxi) taxímetro (m)
gas/electricity meter contador de gas/de electricidad; parking meter parquímetro (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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