(Mest"ling) n. A kind of brass. See Maslin. [Obs.]
(||Me*sym"ni*cum) n. [NL., fr. Gr. me`sos middle + a festive song. See Hymn.] (Anc.
Poetry) A repetition at the end of a stanza.
(Met) imp. & p. p. of Meet.
(Met), obs. imp. & p. p. of Mete, to measure. Chapman.
(Met), obs. p. p. of Mete, to dream. Chaucer.
(Met"a- Met-) . [Gr. meta` between, with, after; akin to AS. mid with, G. mit, Goth. miþ, E. mid,
1. A prefix meaning between, with, after, behind, over, about, reversely; as, metachronism, the error of
placing after the correct time; metaphor, lit., a carrying over; metathesis, a placing reversely.
2. (Chem.) A prefix denoting: (a) Other; duplicate, corresponding to; resembling; hence, metameric; as,
meta-arabinic, metaldehyde. (b) (Organic Chem.) That two replacing radicals, in the benzene nucleus,
occupy the relative positions of 1 and 3, 2 and 4, 3 and 5, 4 and 6, 5 and 1, or 6 and 2; as, metacresol,
etc. See Ortho-, and Para-. (c) (Inorganic Chem.) Having less than the highest number of hydroxyl
groups; - - said of acids; as, metaphosphoric acid. Also used adjectively.