verb (used with object), met·ed, met·ing.
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Origin of mete1
OTHER WORDS FROM meteun·met·ed, adjective
Definition for mete (2 of 3)
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Definition for mete (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for mete
The most severe punishment, loss of vacation days, was meted out to nine officers.
He was obsessive about lifting weights, according to former Maine Coach Jack Cosgrove, and as his body grew into its eventual 311-pound frame, so did his confidence to mete out punishment.A 300-pound former defensive lineman has become an offensive playmaker for the Ravens|Roman Stubbs|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
Their execution, “was the swiftest punishment ever meted out under the Lindbergh Law,” one news article said, referring to the federal kidnapping statute passed by Congress after the historic Lindbergh kidnapping.The last time a woman was executed for a federal crime, a kidnapping riveted the nation|Samantha Schmidt|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
A trailer for the film posted a few months later shows Profitt starring as Detective John Davis, who resigns from his department to mete out justice on his own terms.
In my family, I felt anyway, like love was somewhat proportionately meted out according to your accomplishments.
The unfortunate reality is that race, gender, and economic status do matter when justice is meted out.The Post-Brown and Garner Question: Who ‘Deserves’ to Die?|Goldie Taylor|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Will they escape the harsh punishment meted out to the Pharrell Williams ‘Happy’ dancers?
It is not a scarce commodity to be meted out begrudgingly or in short portions.The Heroic Lesbian Couple of Oklahoma Who Fought for Equal Marriage—and Won|Randy R. Potts|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Draconian punishments were meted out to supposed sinners and traitors.Saddam’s Former Deputy, the Red Skull of Baghdad, Still at Large in Iraq and Allied With ISIS|Jacob Siegel, Christopher Dickey|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in this case the system was exact and precise in the punishment meted out—he deserves every one of those 1,000 years.Ariel Castro’s Victim Fantasy—and Why Prison Will Make It Worse|Mansfield Frazier|August 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He had meted out stern justice to his own son, when he had banished big Reginald to South America; but he had his virtues.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He had apparently forgotten the terrible role he had accepted and the doom he had meted out to her enemies.The Man of the Forest|Zane Grey
A much milder punishment was meted out to the Comtesse de Soissons.Court Beauties of Old Whitehall|W. R. H. Trowbridge
More tragic even was the punishment meted out to the Jewish informers who betrayed their people to the enemy.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
Another bloody tyrant was dead, by the violence which he had meted out to so many others, and they were glad.Aurelian|William Ware