Mete Mete (m[=e]t), 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. [1913 Webster]

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