AskDefine | Define mete

Dictionary Definition

mete n : a line that indicates a boundary [syn: boundary line, border, borderline, delimitation]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /miːt/
  • /mi:t/
  • Rhymes with: -iːt



Etymology 1

From lang=fro, from meta.


  1. A boundary or other limit; a boundary-marker.

Etymology 2

metan, from Germanic *|meta-, from Indo-European *|med-. Cognate with Dutch meten, German messen, Swedish mäta; and (from Indo-European) with Greek sc=Grek, Latin metiri.


  1. transitive poetic To measure.
  2. To dispense, measure (out), allot (especially punishment, reward etc.).
    • 1833 — Alfred Tennyson, Ulysses
      Match'd with an agèd wife, I mete and dole
      Unequal laws unto a savage race
To measure
  • Finnish: mitata
  • Kurdish: pîvan
To dispense
  • Finnish: jakaa
  • Kurdish: siza dan, ceza kirin



  1. Plural of meta

Middle English


From Old English "mēte" Note: The oldest root according to multiple sources is the Old English. However, there the Indo-European Root mē- has multiple entries and variants. For an online reference check's list of Indo-European Roots (Note: Begin there but use the navigation link on their site to explore the next four entries for the root word).


mēte Middle English alternative spelling of mēte: met, methe, meate, meit(e, mette, meitte, mate & (early) mæte, (sg. gen. mætes), Pl. mtes & mten.)
  1. meat
  2. food
  3. dream
  4. equal
  5. boundary, target, point, position


mēte Middle English alternative spelling of mēte: meten, meete
  1. to dream
  2. to meet, come together


mēte Middle English alternative spelling of mēte: meete
  1. suitable, fitting, appropriate
  2. pleasing, also accommodating and useful
  3. right shape or size, well-fitting


  1. appropriately
  2. copiously

For Usage Examples of All Forms

Please consult resources such as The Middle English Dictionary (M.E.D.) as an online resource. Also The Riverside Chaucer contains the complete works of Chaucer, has nearly all of the variant meanings used and to make the word easier to locate the book contains a glossary in the back broken up by meaning followed by its precise location in the text.
--C. Foodman 03:24, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Old English


Common Germanic *|matiz


  1. food

Extensive Definition

Halil Mete Soner is a Turkish mathematician. He was born in Ankara to an officer family.
After graduating from the Ankara Science High School (Ankara Fen Lisesi), he started his university education at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, later transferred to Boğaziçi University, Istanbul in 1977. He received a B.Sc. in mathematics and another in electrical engineering simultaneously in 1981, both in first-rank. Soner then attended Brown University in Providence, RI, U.S. on a research fellowship, where he obtained his M.Sc. (1983) and Ph.D. (1986) in applied mathematics.
In 1985, Soner was research associate at the Institute for Mathematics and Applied Sciences in Minneapolis, MN and, assistant professor and then professor between 1986-1998 in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. During 1997-1998 he was Research Associate at the Feza Gursey Institute for Basic Sciences in Istanbul and visiting professor of Mathematics at the Boğaziçi University, Istanbul and the University of Paris, Paris, France. From 1998 for two years, Soner was “Paul M. Whythes `55” Professor of Finance and Engineering in the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University.
He is currently the Isik Inselbag Professor of Finance in Sabanci University.
Soner co-authored a book, with Wendell Fleming, on viscosity solutions and stochastic control; Controlled Markov Processes and Viscosity Solutions (Springer-Verlag) in 1993, which was listed among the most-cited articles on computer science by Thomson Science in 2004. He authored or co-authored papers on nonlinear partial differential equations, viscosity solutions, stochastic optimal control and mathematical finance.
He is elected to the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA), in December 2001, and received the TÜBITAK-TWAS Science award in 2002.
Soner’s current research interests are nonlinear partial differential equations; asymptotic analysis of Ginzburg-Landau type systems, viscosity solutions, and mathematical finance.
He is married to Serpil. They have a son Mehmet Ali.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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