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.
(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.”
[mee-tis] /ˈmi tɪs/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. a Titaness, the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys and the mother of Athena by Zeus. Zeus swallowed Metis, and Athena was born from his head. [mey-tees, -tee] /meɪˈtis, -ˈti/ noun, plural métis [mey-tees, -teez] /meɪˈtis, -ˈtiz/ (Show IPA) 1. any person of mixed ancestry. 2. (initial capital letter) […]
[mee-tis] /ˈmi tɪs/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. a Titaness, the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys and the mother of Athena by Zeus. Zeus swallowed Metis, and Athena was born from his head. /mɛˈtiːs/ noun (pl) -tis (-ˈtiːs; -ˈtiːz) 1. a person of mixed parentage 2. (Canadian) 3. (US) a person having one eighth Black ancestry; […]
[mey-tees] /meɪˈtis/ noun, plural métisses [mey-tees, -tee-siz] /meɪˈtis, -ˈti sɪz/ (Show IPA) 1. a woman of mixed ancestry. 2. (initial capital letter) Canadian. a woman of white, especially French, and American Indian parentage.
metMb abbr. metmyoglobin metmyoglobin