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)
Origin of mete2
Definition for mete (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for mete
“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.
Being Sunday the officers had hard work to get hands for meting it was so cold nothing more this day.The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers, 1758-1775|Abraham Tomlinson
Both Mukoki and Wabigoon had slipped the leashes that had long restrained them from meting first vengeance upon their enemies.The Wolf Hunters|James Oliver Curwood
It is believed that we have lived to see the meting out of some divine awards.Revisiting the Earth|James Langdon Hill
This last nearly brought Derby to the point of meting out punishment to the offenders.The Title Market|Emily Post
The meting out of punishments by nines goes far back in history.Comparative Studies in Nursery Rhymes|Lina Eckenstein