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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
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