mete


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mete 1

 (mēt)
tr.v. met·ed, met·ing, metes
1. To distribute or allot. Often used with out: mete out justice.
2. Archaic To measure.

[Middle English meten, from Old English metan; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

mete 2

 (mēt)
n.
A boundary line; a limit.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin mēta, turning post, boundary.]

mete

(miːt)
vb (tr)
(usually foll by out) formal to distribute or allot (something, often unpleasant)
vb, n
poetic dialect (to) measure
[Old English metan; compare Old Saxon metan, Old Norse meta, German messen to measure]

mete

(miːt)
n
(Historical Terms) rare a mark, limit, or boundary (esp in the phrase metes and bounds)
[C15: from Old French, from Latin mēta goal, turning post (in race)]

mete1

(mit)

v.t. met•ed, met•ing.
1. to distribute or apportion by measure; allot; dole (usu. fol. by out): to mete out praise.
2. Archaic. to measure.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English metan; c. Old High German mez(z)an to measure, akin to Old Irish midithir (he) judges, Greek mḗdesthai to provide for]

mete2

(mit)

n.
1. a limiting mark.
2. a limit or boundary: metes and bounds.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French < Latin mēta goal, turning post]

mete


Past participle: meted
Gerund: meting

Imperative
mete
mete
Present
I mete
you mete
he/she/it metes
we mete
you mete
they mete
Preterite
I meted
you meted
he/she/it meted
we meted
you meted
they meted
Present Continuous
I am meting
you are meting
he/she/it is meting
we are meting
you are meting
they are meting
Present Perfect
I have meted
you have meted
he/she/it has meted
we have meted
you have meted
they have meted
Past Continuous
I was meting
you were meting
he/she/it was meting
we were meting
you were meting
they were meting
Past Perfect
I had meted
you had meted
he/she/it had meted
we had meted
you had meted
they had meted
Future
I will mete
you will mete
he/she/it will mete
we will mete
you will mete
they will mete
Future Perfect
I will have meted
you will have meted
he/she/it will have meted
we will have meted
you will have meted
they will have meted
Future Continuous
I will be meting
you will be meting
he/she/it will be meting
we will be meting
you will be meting
they will be meting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been meting
you have been meting
he/she/it has been meting
we have been meting
you have been meting
they have been meting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been meting
you will have been meting
he/she/it will have been meting
we will have been meting
you will have been meting
they will have been meting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been meting
you had been meting
he/she/it had been meting
we had been meting
you had been meting
they had been meting
Conditional
I would mete
you would mete
he/she/it would mete
we would mete
you would mete
they would mete
Past Conditional
I would have meted
you would have meted
he/she/it would have meted
we would have meted
you would have meted
they would have meted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mete - a line that indicates a boundarymete - a line that indicates a boundary  
boundary, bounds, bound - the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
circumference, circuit - the boundary line encompassing an area or object; "he had walked the full circumference of his land"; "a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe"
fence line - a boundary line created by a fence
property line - the boundary line between two pieces of property
state boundary, state line - the boundary between two states

mete

verb
1. To set aside or distribute as a share.Also used with out:
2. Archaic. To ascertain the dimensions, quantity, or capacity of:
Translations
jakaamitata

mete

[miːt] VT to mete out [+ punishment, justice] → imponer; [+ challenge] → asignar

mete

vt to mete outzuteilwerden lassen (to sb jdm); praiseausteilen; rewardsverteilen; to mete out punishment to somebodyjdn bestrafen; the function of the courts is to mete out justicees ist Aufgabe der Gerichte zu richten; justice was meted out to themes wurde über sie gerichtet

mete

[miːt] vi to mete out (punishment) → infliggere
References in classic literature ?
Say what you please to Tars Tarkas, he can mete out no worse fate to me than a continuation of the horrible existence we are forced to lead in this life.
Let them live or die as luck will have it, and let Jove mete out his judgements upon the Trojans and Danaans according to his own pleasure.
Then turn John Carter over to me within ten days or yourself suffer the end that I should mete out to him were he in my power
So I ask your advice how to act in this matter, and what fate I should mete out to these captives.
Once Jane had stayed his hand that time that he sought to take the law into his own power and mete to Rokoff the death that he had so long merited; but this time none should stay him.
But this crude outlaw was not satisfied with merely rescuing the girl, he must needs mete out justice to her noble abductor and collect in full the toll of blood which alone can atone for the insult and violence done her.
And if he could have seen Rokoff at that moment as he assiduously bent every endeavor to the pleasant task of ingratiating himself into the affections of the beautiful Miss Strong, he would have longed more than ever to mete out to the man the fate he deserved.
It would be bold, therefore, and possibly unjust, to venture a decisive opinion as to its merits; although it appears to have been at least a matter of doubt, whether Colonel Pyncheon's claim were not unduly stretched, in order to make it cover the small metes and bounds of Matthew Maule.
I would gladly be moral and keep due metes and bounds, which I dearly love, and allow the most to the will of man; but I have set my heart on honesty in this chapter, and I can see nothing at last, in success or failure, than more or less of vital force supplied from the Eternal.
With the freedom of all Somo his, he was ever a-foot over it, learning its metes and bounds and the ways of the wild creatures that inhabited its swamps and forests and that did not acknowledge his taboo.
The master's domain was wide and complex, yet it had its metes and bounds.
There was no sounding such a spirit, no measuring, no determining of metes and bounds, nor neatly classifying in some pigeon-hole with others of similar type.