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noun as in rhythm, beat

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We’d drill down about a meter, scan the borehole for organic matter, and then drill down another meter, looking for life as we went.

Normally, the top meter or so of the permafrost, called the “active layer,” actually thaws in summer.

They also used data from smart meters in homes and other measures of energy use.

Billions of cubic meters of concrete are produced every year.

On the scale of a billionth of a meter, it’s called a nanotube.

The concentration of PM2.5, the smallest particulate matter, is at 153 micrograms per cubic meter.

You can only see from above about a meter below the surface.

The government of Colombia decided to loan the 28,000 square meter fixer-upper to a fraternity of hermetic Benedictine monks.

On one recent night, with only a brief break between, she had two five-hour private sessions—the meter running by the minute.

The calorie meter—accurate or not—helps too, because it feels like an accomplishment to see that number go up.

Down the block, a taxi that had been parked with meter ticking across from Engel's apartment-hotel drew away slowly.

Plants are set out one meter apart in each direction, as they spread considerably.

I think the change began with the failure of the supply of gas from the penny-in-the-slot meter.

Indeed, he states explicitly that most forms of poetry do use all of the media mentioned: rhythm, tune, and meter.

I have been glad ever since to live where there is nothing more to do than turn the gas off at the meter when one goes to bed.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to meter, such as: feet, cadence, cadency, lilt, measure, and music.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.