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[meet] /mit/

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.
verb (transitive)
(usually foll by out) (formal) to distribute or allot (something, often unpleasant)
verb, noun
(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.”


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