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Pronunciation: [mˈiːtə] (IPA)

Metre is a unit of measurement that is used worldwide to measure length or distance. However, there are various synonyms for metre that are commonly used in different parts of the world. Some of the popular synonyms for metre include yard, foot, kilometer, centimeter, and mile. In the United States, the yard and foot are commonly used instead of metres, while in countries such as the United Kingdom and Canada, metre is the standard unit of measurement. The kilometer, which is equal to 1000 meters, is commonly used to measure long distances, while centimeters are used to measure smaller objects. Despite the availability of various synonyms, the metre remains the most widely recognized unit of length or distance measurement around the world.

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Usage examples for Metre

They are poetry not because of the metre in which they are rendered, but because of the rational ecstasy.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell
The embarrassment of the former and the misconception of the latter will disappear if they remember that the opposite of prose is not poetry, but verse or metre.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell
One is from a work that is rich with poetry and written by one of England's greatest poets and yet the particular section, though in metre, is but a dry statement of facts.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell

Famous quotes with Metre

  • The personal vocabulary, the individual melody whose metre is one's biography, joins in that sound, with any luck, and the body moves like a walking, a waking island.
    Derek Walcott
  • Mr. Malone can read, and is totally ignorant of the consequences of his own absurd ideas; he could never else have thought such a line as the following consistent with the laws of metre: '"What wheels? Racks? ? What ? ?' Thus, however, he insists that Shakespeare intended us to read--, , instead of , ; , for , &c. &c. converting one syllable into two, two into three or four and so on.
    Joseph Ritson
  • Of Dryden's works it was said by Pope, that he "could select from them better specimens of every mode of poetry than any other English writer could supply." Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that enriched his language with such variety of models. To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion, of our metre, the refinement of our language, and much of the correctness of our sentiments. By him we are taught "sapere et fari," to think naturally and express forcibly. [...] it may be, perhaps, maintained that he was the first who joined argument with poetry. He showed us the true bounds of a translator's liberty. What was said of Rome, adorned by Augustus, may be applied by an easy metaphor to English poetry, embellished by Dryden, "lateritiam invenit, marmoream reliquit." He found it brick, and he left it marble.
    John Dryden
  • The precise reason why abstinence from animal food will be the first act … of a moral life is admirably explained in the book, [by Howard Williams]; and not by one man only, but by all mankind in the persons of its best representatives during all the conscious life of humanity. … the moral progress of humanity — which is the foundation of every other kind of progress — is always slow; but … the sign of true, not casual, progress is its uninterruptedness and its continual acceleration. And the progress of vegetarianism is of this kind. That progress, is expressed both in the words of the writers cited in the above-mentioned book and in the actual life of mankind, which from many causes is involuntarily passing metre and more from carnivorous habits to vegetable food, and is also deliberately following the same path in a movement which shows evident strength, and which is growing larger and larger — viz., vegetarianism.
    Leo Tolstoy
  • For it is not metres, but a metre-making argument, that makes a poem, — a thought so passionate and alive, that, like the spirit of a plant or an animal, it has an architecture of its own, and adorns nature with a new thing.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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