verb (used with object), met·ed, met·ing.
Words nearby mete
Origin of mete1
OTHER WORDS FROM meteun·met·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for meting
“In meting out this punishment we did not take into account his past behavior,” Silver said.The NBA’s War With Donald Sterling Is Just Getting Started|Robert Silverman|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Charges were filed against him, and now the institution is meting out the punishment for his actions.Love Trumped Rules for Fired Methodist Rev. Frank Schaefer|Gene Robinson|December 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In private, he fantasized about meting out violent punishment to his enemies.
We are all flawed human beings, and this is not about meting out judgment.
He seemed always to take special delight in catching a student at some infringement of the rules, and in meting out punishment.Dave Porter and His Rivals|Edward Stratemeyer
It is my duty to use this power first of all in meting out justice.The Pharaoh and the Priest|Alexander Glovatski
The meting out of punishments by nines goes far back in history.Comparative Studies in Nursery Rhymes|Lina Eckenstein
With this answere Cortes returned to his campe, and thought at their meting to conclude an honorable peace.The pleasant historie of the conquest of the VVeast India, now called new Spayne|Francisco Lpez de Gmara
Doneham, bicause one head is at west Done, and the other at Ham, both of them meting west of Ash.Chronicles (1 of 6): The Description of Britaine|Raphaell Holinshed