Noun metre has 3 senses
  1. meter, metre, m - the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
    --1 is a kind of metric linear unit
    --1 is a part of
     decameter, dekameter, decametre, dekametre, dam, dkm
    --1 has parts: decimeter, decimetre, dm
  2. meter, metre, measure, beat, cadence - (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
    --2 is a kind of poetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern, prosody
    --2 has particulars:
     catalexis; scansion; common measure, common meter; metrical foot, foot, metrical unit
  3. meter, metre, time - rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time
    --3 is a kind of rhythmicity