As a noun metre
is the basic unit of length in the international system of units (si: système international d'unités) it is equal to (approximately 3937) imperial inches or metre
can be the rhythm or measure in verse and musical composition.
As a verb metre
is (british|rare) (meter
) or metre
can be (poetry|music) to put into metrical form.
As a adjective extrametric is
(music) of a rhythm which is irregular, (which is) outside of the metric structure of the surrounding composition.
The basic unit of length in the International System of Units (SI: Système International d'Unités). It is equal to (approximately 39.37) imperial inches.
* 1797 , The Monthly magazine and British register , No. 3
* 1873 , The Young Englishwoman , April
- The measures of length above the metre' are ten times ... greater than the ' metre .
* 1928 , The Observer , April 15
- A dress length of 8 metres of the best quality costs 58 francs.
- The 12-metre yachts ... can be sailed efficiently with four paid hands.
* This, rather than meter'', is the spelling adopted by the chose to use ''meter in accordance with the United States Government Printing Office Style Manual.
* cubic metre
* metre per second
* square metre
International Bureau of Weights and Measures
The standard spelling of the verb meaning to measure'' is meter''' throughout the English-speaking world. The use of the spelling ' metre for this sense (outside music and poetry) is possibly mis-spelling.
From (etyl), from (etyl) metrum, from (etyl) See
(en noun) (British, Canada)
The rhythm or measure in verse and musical composition.
(poetry, music) To put into metrical form.
(music) Of a rhythm which is irregular, (which is) outside of the metric structure of the surrounding composition.
(of a syllable or line) Which is outside of the metre of a line or poem.