How Do You Spell METRE?

Pronunciation: [mˈiːtə] (IPA)

The word "metre" is spelled using the IPA phonetic transcription as /ˈmiːtər/. It is a unit of length in the metric system and is equivalent to 3.28 feet in the imperial system. The spelling of "metre" can be confusing as it is often written as "meter" in the United States, where the imperial system is used. However, this spelling refers to another type of measurement device, such as an electrical meter. Therefore, it is essential to use the correct spelling of "metre" when referring to the metric system of measurement.

METRE Meaning and Definition

  1. A metre, also spelled as "meter" in American English, is a fundamental unit of length in the metric system of measurement. It is represented by the symbol "m". The definition of a metre has evolved over time but, currently, it is defined as the distance that light travels in a vacuum during exactly 1/299,792,458th of a second.

    Originally, a metre was intended to represent one ten-millionth of the distance from the Earth's equator to the North Pole along a meridian. The first prototype of a metre was created in 1799, and in 1889, it was standardized as the length of a platinum-iridium bar.

    The metre is widely used across the world for measuring lengths and distances. It is the base unit for length in the International System of Units (SI) and is employed in a variety of fields, including science, engineering, construction, and everyday life.

    In addition to its concrete unit, "metre" can also refer to a rhythmic pattern used in poetry and music. In this context, a metre is a fixed and recurring pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of verse or a musical composition. It helps to create rhythm, establish pacing, and enhance the overall structure and flow of the piece.

  2. Meter.

    A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.

  3. • In poetry, the quality of the measured tread which distinguishes poetry from prose, and the harmony of which pleases and delights the ear; the number of syllables in a verse, as a psalm or hymn.
    • A French measure of length equal to 39.371 inches English.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Common Misspellings for METRE

Etymology of METRE

The word "metre" has its origin in Latin. It comes from the Greek word "metron", meaning "measure". In Ancient Greek, "metros" meant "measure", and it is believed to be derived from the Proto-Indo-European root "*me-" which also means "to measure". Over time, "metron" was adapted into Latin as "metrum", and eventually, it made its way into English as "metre". The spelling with "-re" instead of "-er" is due to the influence of French, as English borrowed the word during the Middle English period.

Similar spelling words for METRE

Plural form of METRE is METRES

Conjugate verb Metre


I would meter
we would meter
you would meter
he/she/it would meter
they would meter


I will meter
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I will have metered
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I metered
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I had metered
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I meter
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I have metered
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