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meter2 the rhythmic arrangement of measured units or feet of poetry, or a particular rhythmic arrangement. [3 definitions]
meter3 any of numerous devices designed to automatically register or regulate time, distance, velocity, quantity, or degree. [2 definitions]
meter-kilogram-second of, designating, or pertaining to the system of measurement in which the meter, kilogram, and second are the basic units of length, mass, and time, respectively.
meter maid a woman, usu. a police officer, whose job is to write tickets for parking violations.
metes and bounds in law, the exact boundaries of a land area, as described in a deed.
methadone a synthetic narcotic drug used in the treatment of heroin and morphine addiction and as a painkiller.
methamphetamine a white crystalline drug, derived from amphetamine, that is a strong stimulant of the nervous system.
methane a flammable hydrocarbon gas that results from the decay of organic material as in marshes and coal mines, and is the main constituent of natural gas.
methanol a colorless, poisonous liquid used as a solvent, fuel, or antifreeze; methyl alcohol.
metheglin an alcoholic drink of fermented honey and water and sometimes spices; mead.
methemoglobin a substance formed in the blood by the oxidation of hemoglobin, as by the effects of certain drugs.
method plan or mode of procedure; way. [3 definitions]
methodical done, arranged, or acting in an orderly and systematic way. [2 definitions]
Methodism the doctrines, beliefs, and practices of the Methodists. [2 definitions]
Methodist a member of a Protestant Christian religious denomination developed from the teachings of John Wesley in the early eighteenth century. [3 definitions]
methodize to reduce to a systematic and orderly way or arrangement. [2 definitions]
methodology a body of methods, principles, and rules used for a specific activity or branch of knowledge. [2 definitions]
Methuselah according to the Old Testament, a patriarch who lived 969 years.
methyl a common organic chemical unit made up of carbon and hydrogen, usu. existing only in combination.
methyl acetate a clear liquid substance that readily evaporates, used esp. as a solvent and paint remover.
methyl alcohol a colorless, volatile, poisonous liquid, consisting of one carbon atom per molecule with hydrogen and oxygen, that is used as a fuel, solvent, and antifreeze; methanol.