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mete

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mete a line that indicates a boundary
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mete Measure; limit; boundary; -- used chiefly in the plural, and in the phrase metes and bounds.
    • n Mete Meat.
    • v. i. & t Mete To dream; also impersonally; as, me mette, I dreamed. "I mette of him all night."
    • v. t Mete mēt To find the quantity, dimensions, or capacity of, by any rule or standard; to measure.
    • v. i Mete To measure.
    • v. t. & i Mete To meet. "Our very loving sister, well bemet ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mete To ascertain the quantity, dimensions, extent, or capacity of, by comparison with a standard; measure.
    • mete To distribute or apportion by measure; measure or deal (out); dole.
    • mete To be a measure of; serve for determining or expressing the extent, quantity, or capacity of.
    • mete To take measure or line; aim.
    • n mete Measure.
    • n mete Computation; estimate; measure.
    • n mete Limitation; limit: in the phrase metes and bounds (rarely in the singular mete and bound).
    • mete To dream: often used impersonally: as, me mette, I dreamed.
    • mete Hence To lose the use of one's senses; be out of one's mind.
    • mete To dream.
    • mete To paint.
    • mete An obsolete form of meet.
    • mete An obsolete form of meet.
    • n mete An abbreviation of Metallurgical Engineer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Mete mēt to measure
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Quotations

  • Edward Hoagland
    Edward%20Hoagland
    “There aren't many irritations to match the condescension which a woman metes out to a man who she believes has loved her vainly for the past umpteen years.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. metan,; akin to D. meten, G. messen, OHG. mezzan, Icel. meta, Sw. mäta, 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. , to measure. √99. Cf. Measure Meet (a.) Mode
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. metan; Ger. messen.

Usage

In literature:

With him punishment was meted out with no regard for persons.
"The Day of Wrath" by Maurus Jókai
Why, there's my hand on it, Mete!
"The Blue Birds' Winter Nest" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
One said, To mete out good for evil, how were that?
"The Sayings Of Confucius" by Confucius
Even when she meted out punishment to her, Nancy knew that the punishment was just.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Only a fool would seek to set mete and bound to man's possibilities.
"The Common Sense of Socialism" by John Spargo
More punishments are meted out to you than to any other child in the school.
"An Australian Lassie" by Lilian Turner
It is a solace mete For slaves, not men.
"Mr. Faust" by Arthur Davison Ficke
What form does this retribution that nature metes out to the vice of illicit intercourse take?
"The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction" by Winfield S. Hall
It was felt that they deserved far more severe punishment than was meted to ordinary criminals.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
But his whole being was in a tumult of rebellion over the injustice that was meted out to him.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The mercy meted out was that of the tiger, not of the man.
"In the Mahdi's Grasp" by George Manville Fenn
Indeed, Uncle Frank must endeavor to keep in mind, that with what measure we mete it shall be measured to us again.
"Mike Marble" by Uncle Frank
No, no, they have mete with their match.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
If you'd ever met one, you'd know that the high fee is sort of a penalty they mete out to everyone else for being so dumb.
"No Moving Parts" by Murray F. Yaco
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged, and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
"The Uncalled" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
The Atheist simply applies the same rule to each, and metes out the same judgment to all.
"Theism or Atheism" by Chapman Cohen
Lakkyt the eyther mete or drynk in kyng Herodwes halle?
"Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth" by Frank Sidgwick
She could easily have taken him along, but I think she was meting out punishment.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
They remembered the fate meted out to Mme.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
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In poetry:

Wherto shuld I expresse
My inward hevynes?
No myrth can make me fayn
Tyl that we mete agayne.
"Wherto Shuld I Expresse" by King Henry VIII
Give: ’twill be meted back to thee
When Death who waits, soe’er we roam,
Withdraws the veil that we may see
The Lights of Home.
"“But the Greatest of These is Charity”" by George Essex Evans
Night with her fleeting hours, how brief
To watch beyond her vault sublime
The gyrant systems meting Time,
That holds the timelessness of grief!
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
That tongue of thine is passing sweet,
Yet with thy yards I cannot mete.
Thou wilt not sleep, but at thy feet
Wouldst have me sit, and sing oror.
"Cradle Song (2)" by Raphael Patkanian
But Fate, who metes a different way
To me, since I was falsely sold,
Hath gray-haired turned the sunny day,
Bent its high form, and made it old.
"Memory" by William Ellery Channing
A little sorrow, a little pleasure,
Fate metes us from the dusty measure
That holds the date of all of us;
We are born with travail and strong crying,
And from the birth-day to the dying
The likeness of our life is thus.
"Ilicet" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

The House and Senate are far apart on how much to mete out for cleanup and recovery after an unusual streak of natural disasters this year.
A special called meting of the Lewisburg City Council has been called for the afternoon of Jan 26 in City Hall to consider the Police Advisory Board.
It was meted out in Philadelphia Tuesday when Msgr.
Then the Virginia Board for Funeral Directors and Embalmers found SCI responsible for inappropriate treatment of bodies and issued one of the harshest fines it has ever meted out.
ELYRIA — The 70-year-old wife of a Lorain County Family Court judge meted out a little domestic justice of her own Tuesday afternoon when she fought off four robbers with her favorite saucepan.
Highway robbers have right hands, left feet amputated in Shariah punishment meted out by Islamists linked to al-Qaida.
Cabrera was hitting.346 with 501 plate appearances when the suspension was meted out, which was the second highest batting average in the National League behind Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen, who was hitting.360 after Friday.
College administrators question how Penn State penalties were meted out .
Five times the NCAA meted out a 'death penalty'.
Sandusky trial the easy part of meting out justice in scandal.
Newfound alien planet meting under heat of own sun.
The man who lives outside of society, who takes the law into his own hands, who metes out rough and inescapable punishment to those who he alone knows deserve it.
Officials are investigating a brawl between two caddies during the opening round of the Australian Open and will mete out any punishments once it is complete, the PGA Tour of Australasia said on Friday.
The ZL1's Performance Traction Management system corrects the tendency toward understeer that hinders the current Camaro SS, allowing the driver to use full throttle when exiting corners while the computer precisely metes out torque.
Neither officer has been identified, and township officials would not specify the nature of the discipline meted out.
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In science:

Met waarskynlikheid |α|2 sal ons die grondvlak kry, en met waarskynlikheid |β |2 ’n opgewekte vlak. N ´a die meting sal, respektiewelik vir hier die twee moontlikhede, die elektron ondubbelsinnig ´of in d ie grondvlak, ´of in ’n opgewekte vlak wees.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Dus lei ’n enkele meting tot slegs een bissie inligting omtrent α of β .
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Dit kom daarop neer dat oneindig veel metings benodig word om die relatiewe frekwensies van die uitkomstoestande |0i of |1i te bepaal n ´a ’n (potensieel) oneindige aantal identiese vo orbereidings van die fisiese stelsel met die twee klassieke makro-(uitkoms-) toestande |0i en |1i gemaak is.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Dink aan ’n fisiese stelsel S met N komponente, elk waarvan ’n kwabis realiseer, dit wil s ˆe, elk waarvan by meting nul of een sal lewer.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Ons sal later sien dat dit die statistiese verwagting van ’n eksperimentele meting is.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Die fisiese betek enis hiervan is dat die meting van A neerkom op die verval van die toestand |φi na een van die eietoestande |φj i.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Die eiewaardes van A is die moontlike waardes van die meting van die waarneembare A terwyl die stelsel in toestand |φi is.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Beskou nou metings van die spin van elk van die deeltjies langs die z -as.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Kwantumteorie maak die volgende voorspellings: • Die uitkomste | ↑iA en | ↓iA is ewe waarskynlik en die metings | ↑iB en | ↓iB is ook ewe waarskynlik; • die gemete z -komponente van die spin van A en B is perfek gekorreleerd, onafhanklik van die ruimtelike skeiding tussen A en B .
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Byvoorbeeld, as die gemete spin van A spin-op is, dan sal ’n meting van B altyd spin-af wees.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Dit beskryf die toestandverandering wat deur ’n eksterne opwekking teweeggebring is. ’n Mens kan ook unit ˆere transformasies op ’n passiewe manier benut deur die basis waarin die meting gemaak word, te verander.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Dekoherensie kan vroe ¨er op di ´e stelsel geforseer word deur ’n meting te doen by elk van die gleuwe.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Dit is die geval omdat ’n kode vir kwantumfoutkorreksie sodanig ontwerp is dat ’n sekere meting, die sogenaamde sindroommeting, gemaak kan word wat kan vasstel welke kwabis bedorwe is en boonop op welke van ’n eindige aantal maniere die fout gebeur het.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Die rede hiervoor is dat die meting van die sindroom die projeksie-effek van ’n kwantummeting het.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Mete Soner Controlled Markov Processes and Viscosity Solutions, (SpringerVerlag, Berlin 1992).
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