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meteoroid matter, ranging in mass from a speck to thousands of tons, that travels through outer space and occasionally passes through the earth's atmosphere.
meteorological of or pertaining to the atmosphere, weather, or climate. [2 definitions]
meteorologist a scientist who studies the weather and atmospheric phenomena. Some meteorologists make weather forecasts for the public.
meteorology the science that deals with the earth's atmosphere, climates, and weather.
meteor shower the appearance of numerous meteoroids together, as though from the same source.
-meter measure, or a means or device for measuring.
meter1 the basic unit of length of the metric system, equal to one hundred centimeters or 3.28 feet.
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.
meter stick a measuring stick one meter long.
metes and bounds in law, the exact boundaries of a land area, as described in a deed.
meth abbreviation of "methamphetamine"; a white crystalline drug derived from amphetamine that is a strong stimulant of the nervous system.
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.
methionine a sulfur-containing amino acid that is found in proteins and is essential in the diet of humans and other animals.