- the basic unit for measuring length in the metric system:
• This material is sold by the metre.
* * *metre UK US UK (US meter) /ˈmiːtər/ noun [C] (ABBREVIATION m)► MEASURES a unit of measurement of length in the metric system, equal to 100 centimetres or approximately 1.094 yards: »
The property lies within approximately 150 metres from the construction site but would not be directly affected.»
The price of water rose to 48p per cubic metre.
Financial and business terms. 2012.