Definition of


  1. (noun, attribute) rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
  2. (noun, communication) (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  3. (noun, quantity) the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Metre

beat, cadence, m, measure, meter, time

Origin of the word Metre

  1. British spelling of meter (q.v.); for suffix, see -re. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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