verb (used with object), meted, meting.
to distribute or apportion by measure; allot; dole (usually followed by out):
to mete out punishment.
Archaic. to measure.
a limiting mark.
a limit or boundary.
(usually foll by out) (formal) to distribute or allot (something, often unpleasant)
(poetic, dialect) (to) measure
(rare) a mark, limit, or boundary (esp in the phrase metes and bounds)
“to allot,” Old English metan “to measure, mete out; compare, estimate” (class V strong verb; past tense mæt, past participle meten), from Proto-Germanic *metanan (cf. Old Saxon metan, Old Frisian, Old Norse meta, Dutch meten, Old High German mezzan, German messen, Gothic mitan “to measure”), from PIE *med- “to take appropriate measures” (see medical). Used now only with out. Related: Meted; meting.
“boundary,” now only in phrase metes and bounds, late 15c., from Old French mete “limit, bounds, frontier,” from Latin meta “goal, boundary, post, pillar.”
noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology. 1. a dark-green, crystalline compound, C 1 6 H 1 8 ClN 3 S, that dissolves in water to form a deep-blue solution: used chiefly as a dye, as a bacteriological and biological stain, and as an antidote for cyanide poisoning. noun 1. a dark-green crystalline compound forming a blue aqueous solution, […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless, volatile liquid, CH 2 Cl 2 , used chiefly as a solvent, as a refrigerant, and as a local anesthetic in dentistry. noun 1. another name for dichloromethane
[dahy-ok-see-am-fet-uh-meen, -min, -ok-see-] /daɪˈɒk si æmˈfɛt əˌmin, -mɪn, -ˌɒk si-/ noun 1. Pharmacology. .
noun, Chemistry. 1. the bivalent organic group >CH 2 , derived from methane.