feed the meter

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of feed the meter

: to put money in a parking meter
  • He left the restaurant to feed the meter.

Word by Word Definitions

feed play
  1. : to give food to

  2. : to give as food

  3. : to furnish something essential to the development, sustenance, maintenance, or operation of

  1. : an act of eating

  2. : meal

  3. : food for livestock

meter play
  1. : systematically arranged and measured rhythm (see rhythm 1) in verse:

  2. : rhythm that continuously repeats a single basic pattern

  3. : rhythm characterized by regular recurrence of a systematic arrangement of basic patterns in larger figures

  1. : one that measures

  1. : the base unit of length in the International System of Units that is equal to the distance traveled by light in a vacuum in ¹/₂₉₉,₇₉₂,₄₅₈ second or to about 39.37 inches — see Metric System Table

  1. : an instrument for measuring and sometimes recording the time or amount of something

  2. : postage meter

  1. : to measure by means of a meter

  2. : to supply in a measured or regulated amount

  3. : to print postal indicia on by means of a postage meter

  1. : instrument or means for measuring


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