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Meaning of METE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mete\, n.
    Meat. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Mete\, v. t. & i.
    To meet. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  3. \Mete\, v. i. & t. [imp. {Mette}; p. p. {Met}.] [AS.
    To dream; also impersonally; as, me mette, I dreamed. [Obs.]
    ``I mette of him all night.'' --Chaucer.
  4. \Mete\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Meted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Meting}.] [AS. metan; akin to D. meten, G. messen, OHG.
    mezzan, Icel. meta, Sw. m["a]ta, Goth. mitan, L. modus
    measure, moderation, modius a corn measure, Gr. ? to rule, ?
    a corn measure, and ultimately from the same root as E.
    measure, L. metiri to measure; cf. Skr. m[=a] to measure.
    [root]99. Cf. {Measure}, {Meet}, a., {Mode}.]
    To find the quantity, dimensions, or capacity of, by any rule
    or standard; to measure.
  5. \Mete\, v. i.
    To measure. [Obs.] --Mark iv. 24.
  6. \Mete\, n. [AS. met. See {Mete} to measure.]
    Measure; limit; boundary; -- used chiefly in the plural, and
    in the phrase metes and bounds.
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