mete

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[ meet ]
/ mit /

verb (used with object), met·ed, met·ing.

to distribute or apportion by measure; allot; dole (usually followed by out): to mete out punishment.
Archaic. to measure.

Origin of mete

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before 900; Middle English; Old English metan; cognate with Dutch meten, Old Norse meta, Gothic mitan, German messen to measure, Greek mḗdesthai to ponder

SYNONYMS FOR mete

OTHER WORDS FROM mete

un·met·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for meting (1 of 2)

mete1
/ (miːt) /

verb (tr)

(usually foll by out) formal to distribute or allot (something, often unpleasant)

verb, noun

poetic, dialect (to) measure

Word Origin for mete

Old English metan; compare Old Saxon metan, Old Norse meta, German messen to measure

British Dictionary definitions for meting (2 of 2)

mete2
/ (miːt) /

noun

rare a mark, limit, or boundary (esp in the phrase metes and bounds)

Word Origin for mete

C15: from Old French, from Latin mēta goal, turning post (in race)
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