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mete

verb \ ˈmēt \
|Updated on: 31 May 2018

Definition of mete

meted; meting
1 : to give out by measure : dole out
  • She realized the stern retribution which justice metes to the murderer.
  • —Edgar Rice Burroughs
usually used with out
  • mete out punishment
2 archaic : measure

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Origin and Etymology 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


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mete

noun

Definition of mete

: boundary
  • metes and bounds

Origin and Etymology of mete

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin meta



METE Defined for Kids

mete

verb \ ˈmēt \

Definition of mete for Students

meted; meting
: to distribute as deserved
  • The judge will mete out punishment.


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