metre me‧tre [ˈmiːtə ǁ ər] , meter written abbreviation m noun [countable]
the basic unit for measuring length in the metric system:

• This material is sold by the metre.

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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.

See also KILOMETRE(Cf. ↑kilometre)

Financial and business terms. 2012.