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mete

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verb \ˈmēt\

Definition of mete

met·edmet·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  measure

  3. 2 :  to give out by measure :  dole —usually used with out <mete out punishment>



Origin of mete

Middle English, from Old English metan; akin to Old High German mezzan to measure, Latin modus measure, Greek medesthai to be mindful of


First Known Use: before 12th century


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mete

noun

Definition of mete

  1. :  boundary <metes and bounds>



Origin of mete

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin meta


First Known Use: 15th century



METE Defined for Kids

mete

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verb \ˈmēt\

Definition of mete

met·edmet·ing

  1. :  to distribute as deserved <The judge will mete out punishment.>





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