to distribute or apportion by measure; allot; dole (usually followed by out): to mete out punishment.
Archaic. to measure.
- un·met·ed, adjective
Other definitions for mete (2 of 3)
a limiting mark.
a limit or boundary.
Other definitions for Met.E. (3 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for mete (1 of 2)
(usually foll by out) formal to distribute or allot (something, often unpleasant)
poetic, dialect (to) measure
British Dictionary definitions for mete (2 of 2)
rare a mark, limit, or boundary (esp in the phrase metes and bounds)
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