Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Meter"

The meaning of "Meter" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does We take meter reads mean?
A: They read the meter
Q: What does be off to two meters mean?
A:
Do you mean:
“Be off by two meters”?

If so, then that means you missed your target by two meters.

An example:
I need a rope to reach between two trees but the one I have is off by two meters.

Or:

I am searching for buried treasure but even if I am off by only two meters I will never find it.
Q: What does Those meters aren’t gonna maid themselves. mean?
A: A meter maid checks parking meters, to make sure people have paid to park. If the meter is expired, if there is no time on the meter, they could get a ticket/fine.

So they're saying, the meters aren't going to.. monitor themselves. Somebody has to check on them.

It's not common to use maid that way, I wouldn't suggest using it like that.
Q: What does Move 200 meters back each time she hits. mean?
A: Every time "she" hits something, she will move backward for 200 meters.
Q: What does a meter maid mean?
A: A meter maid is a female worker who drives around in a city and gives out parking tickets.

Synonyms of "Meter" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between 10 meters tall and 10 meter tall ?
A: "The poll was 10 meters tall."
"It was a 10 meter tall poll."

Basically if you use it in front of a noun to modify it, you use the singular form.
Q: What is the difference between i have 2 meters of a pipe and i have a pipe of 2 meters ?
A: Both sentences essentially mean the same thing. The difference isn’t in the meaning of the sentence but sentence structure and grammar.

Though, the second sentence, “I have a pipe of two meters”, doesn’t sound as natural, there’s nothing wrong with the sentence.
Q: What is the difference between If you keep going straight for 100 meters , A kfc is ON THE RIGHT and If you keep going straight for 100 meters , A kfc WILL BE ON THE RIGHT ?
A: No difference. Don't beat yourself up over little things. If you keep overanalyzing grammar, sentence structure ... your progress will be very slow.
Q: What is the difference between meter and metre ?
A: They are the same, but "meter" is the US spelling and "metre" is the British spelling. :)
Q: What is the difference between We also have a 25 meter infinity pool overlooking the ocean. and We also have a 25 meters infinity pool overlooking the ocean. ?
A: It depends on how you are using the measurement in the sentence.

For example:
“We have a 25 meter pool.”
Or
“The 25 meter pool in the
backyard is really cool.”

“We have a pool measured in
meters”
Or
“ I measured the pool, it’s 25
meters.”

Translations of "Meter"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 我想说一个东西总共多长,我可以说meters of sth 吗?
A:

There's no such expression as "xxx meters long of (sth)".
But you have the following two alternatives:
I've installed a 5-meter-long cable tray.
The cable tray I've installed is 5 meters long.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I should say 0.8 meters or 0.8 meter?
I know that when the number is more than 1 then I should use plural form, but in case of less than 1, should I use plural or not?
A: 0.8 meters
(0.8 of a meter)
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? (상황: 친구랑 카페를 가고있을때) "(거리가) 얼마나 남았어?/ 얼마나 더 가야돼?" 그리고 대답을 "we only have (another) 1 meter to go." 라고 해도 되나요?
A: “How much farther [do we have to go]?” / “How much longer?”

“Just one more meter” /
“Only one more meter to go”
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 1.78 meters
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 変拍子(へんびょうし)=odd meter
A: change of rhythm

Other questions about "Meter"

Q: ‎1) There is 1 meter of snow on the ground.
2) There is 5 centimeters of snow on the roof.
3) The snow lies 1m deep.
4) We had 5cm of snow yesterday. Does this sound natural?
A: ‎1) There is 1 meter of snow on the ground. CORRECT
2) There ARE 5 centimeters of snow on the roof. (Change “is” to ”are”)
3) The snow lies 1m deep. CORRECT
4) We had 5cm of snow yesterday. CORRECT

In the US snow is measured in feet and inches, rather than meters and cm.
Q: 1) There is 1 meter of snow on the ground.
2) There is 5 centimeters of snow on the roof.
3) The snow lies 1m deep.
4) We had 5cm of snow yesterday. Does this sound natural?
A: 1) There is 1 meter of snow on the ground.
2) There are 5 centimeters of snow on the roof.
3) The snow lies 1m deep.
4) We had 5cm of snow yesterday.
Q: Which is correct "5 meter" or "5 meters"?
Does this sound natural?
A: It depends.

"The height is 5 meters."
"Please step forward 5 meters."
"I want to buy 5 meters of fabric."

But you can use "5 meter" as an adjective like this:
"We bought a 5-meter-long carpet."
"It's a 5-meter walk from here to there."
"I only need a 5 meter hose."

Q: He won the 100 meter running competition by1 second. Does this sound natural?
A: by 1

*spacing
Q: "How much is a meter of the/this cloth? What is it made in?"

Are there any mistakes?
A: @minion6: I'm sorry, I misunderstood. If you want to know the place the fabric was made, you would say. "What country was this made in?"

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