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metrics (used with a sing. verb) the science of metrical composition. [2 definitions]
metric system an international system of weights and measures based on the number ten, in which the basic units are the meter for length, the gram for weight, and the liter for volume.
metric ton a unit of weight equal to one thousand kilograms or 1.102 short tons (2204.623 pounds avoirdupois).
metro a subway train or system.
metronome an adjustable device that marks regular intervals with rhythmic clicking sound, used by musicians during practice.
metropole a major city; metropolis. [2 definitions]
metropolis any major urban area; city.
metropolitan of, pertaining to, or designating a major city, its suburbs, and other neighboring communities; urban. [7 definitions]
Metropolitan Opera a U.S. opera company of world renown located in New York City.
-metry science or process of measuring.
mettle inherent temperament; character. [2 definitions]
mettlesome spirited or courageous.
Meursault a dry white wine from the Burgundy area of France.
MeV a unit of energy equal to one million electron-volts.
mew1 a small cry made by a cat. [2 definitions]
mew2 to shut away or confine as in a cage (often fol. by up).
mewl to cry or whine in a weak manner; whimper.
mews urban stables or carriage houses, esp. in England, that were built along an alley or grouped around a court, many of which have subsequently been converted into small houses or apartments.
Mexican of or pertaining to Mexico or its people, culture, or the like. [2 definitions]
Mexican hairless a small dog of a breed esp. found in Mexico, having no hair on its body except for a bit on the head and tail.
Mexican stand-off a position of impasse with the possibility of hostile aggression.