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mete

deal; measure; dole: to mete out punishment
Not to be confused with:
meat – food; the flesh of animals; edible part of anything: the meat of a walnut; the essential part: the meat of the matter
meet – join: the roads meet here; become acquainted with: I’d like you to meet my friend.

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
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Let us hope that there it will be meted to the therns as they have meted it here unto others.
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The place had a far greater interest for us than it could have had if we had known beyond all question who the Iron Mask was, and what his history had been, and why this most unusual punishment had been meted out to him.
And if you retort that David is naturally a depraved little boy, and so demands harsher measure, I have still my answer, to wit, what is the manner of severity meted out to him at home?
And came the time once more when the witch-doctor no longer doubted the outcome of the duel, yet his first judgment was reversed, for now he knew that the jungle god would slay Simba and the old black was even more terrified of his own impending fate at the hands of the victor than he had been by the sure and sudden death which the triumphant lion would have meted out to him.
Well," said the curate, "that and the second, third, and fourth parts all stand in need of a little rhubarb to purge their excess of bile, and they must be cleared of all that stuff about the Castle of Fame and other greater affectations, to which end let them be allowed the over-seas term, and, according as they mend, so shall mercy or justice be meted out to them; and in the mean time, gossip, do you keep them in your house and let no one read them.
It had been ten years since the Russian had escaped the fate of his friend, the arch-fiend Rokoff, and not once, but many times during those ten years had Paulvitch cursed the fate that had given to Nicholas Rokoff death and immunity from suffering while it had meted to him the hideous terrors of an existence infinitely worse than the death that persistently refused to claim him.
Both were glad to see me, it was needless to say, though of course they had known nothing of the fate that had been meted out to me by my judges.
He had had some experience of white men in the past and knew that dire were the punishments meted to those who wronged the white man's women.
A higher Judge had taken the matter in hand, and Jefferson Hope had been summoned before a tribunal where strict justice would be meted out to him.
The ethics of all the others meted a quick and merciful death to their victims.