(Me"trist) n. A maker of verses. Bale.
Spenser was no mere metrist, but a great composer.Lowell.
(||Me*tri"tis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. womb + -tis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the womb.
(Met"ro*chrome) n. [Gr. + color.] An instrument for measuring colors.
(Met"ro*graph) n. [Gr. measure + -graph.] An instrument attached to a locomotive for
recording its speed and the number and duration of its stops.
(Met`ro*log"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. métrologique.] Of or pertaining to metrology.
(Me*trol"o*gy) n. [Gr. measure + -métrologie.] The science of, or a system of, weights and
measures; also, a treatise on the subject.
(Met`ro*ma"ni*a) n. [Gr. measure + E. mania.] A mania for writing verses.
(Met`ro*ma"ni*ac) n. One who has metromania.
(Me*trom"e*ter) n. [Gr. womb + -meter.] (Med.) An instrument for measuring the size of
the womb. Knight.
(Met"ro*nome) n. [Gr. measure + distribute, assign: cf. F. métronome, It. metronomo.] An
instrument consisting of a short pendulum with a sliding weight. It is set in motion by clockwork, and
serves to measure time in music.
(Me*tron"o*my) n. [See Metronome.] Measurement of time by an instrument.
(Met`ro*nym"ic) a. [Gr. mother + for name.] Derived from the name of one's mother, or
other female ancestor; as, a metronymic name or appellation. n. A metronymic appellation.
(Met"ro*pole) n. [Cf. F. métropole. See Metropolis.] A metropolis. [Obs.] Holinshed.
(Me*trop"o*lis) n. [L. metropolis, Gr. prop., the mother city (in relation to colonies); mother +
city. See Mother, and Police.]
1. The mother city; the chief city of a kingdom, state, or country.
[Edinburgh] gray metropolis of the North.Tennyson.
2. (Eccl.) The seat, or see, of the metropolitan, or highest church dignitary.
The great metropolis and see of Rome.Shak.
(Met`ro*pol"i*tan) a. [L. metropolitanus: cf. F. métropolitain.]
1. Of or pertaining to the capital or principal city of a country; as, metropolitan luxury.
2. (Eccl.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a metropolitan or the presiding bishop of a country or province,
his office, or his dignity; as, metropolitan authority. "Bishops metropolitan." Sir T. More.
(Met`ro*pol"i*tan), n. [LL. metropolitanus.]
1. The superior or presiding bishop of a country or province.
2. (Lat. Church.) An archbishop.