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Definition of meter verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

meter

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈmiːtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmiːtər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they meter
BrE BrE//ˈmiːtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmiːtər//
 
he / she / it meters
BrE BrE//ˈmiːtəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmiːtərz//
 
past simple metered
BrE BrE//ˈmiːtəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmiːtərd//
 
past participle metered
BrE BrE//ˈmiːtəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmiːtərd//
 
-ing form metering
BrE BrE//ˈmiːtərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmiːtərɪŋ//
 
 
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meter something to measure something (for example how much gas, electricity, etc. has been used) using a meter Word Originverb Middle English (in the sense ‘person who measures’): from mete + -er. The current sense dates from the 19th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: meter