a Titaness, the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys and the mother of Athena by Zeus. Zeus swallowed Metis, and Athena was born from his head.
Other definitions for Métis (2 of 2)
Canadian. a person of mixed First Nations and European ancestry: a member of the Métis Nation , recognized constitutionally as one of Canada’s rights-bearing Indigenous peoples.
métis, any person of mixed racial ancestry.
Canadian. belonging or relating to the Métis: Métis communities developed along the fur trade routes.
métis, being of mixed racial ancestry.
- Also me·tis (for defs. 2, 4) .
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How to use Metis in a sentence
Unfortunately the Colonists were not able to use the snowshoe as could the lively Metis.
The Metis soon betook themselves westward to their own district of Qu'Appelle.
Next spring another demonstration was made by the Metis for other demands, but these were refused.
The hot blood of the Metis as he careered over the prairie on his steed boiled up at the least provocation.
Stone forts and ermined judges were not, to the mind of the unbridled and ungovernable Metis.
British Dictionary definitions for Métis
a person of mixed parentage
the offspring or a descendant of a French Canadian and a North American Indian
a member or descendant of a group of such people, who established themselves in Manitoba and Saskatchewan as a distinct political and cultural force during the nineteenth century
US a person having one eighth Black ancestry; octoroon
- Mtisse (mɛˈtiːs), fem n
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