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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

METE, verb transitive [Latin metior; Heb. to measure.] To measure; to ascertain quantity, dimensions or capacity by any rule or standard. [Obsolescent.]

METE, noun Measure; limit; boundary; used chiefly in the plural, in the phrase, metes and bounds.

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METEMP'SYCHOSE, verb transitive To translate from one body to another, as the soul.

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METEMPSYCHO'SIS, noun [Gr. beyond, and animation, life; to animate.]

Transmigration; the passing of the soul of a man after death into some other animal body. Pythagoras and his followers held that after death the soul of men pass into other bodies, and this doctrine still prevails in some parts of Asia, particularly in India and China.

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METEMP'TOSIS, noun [Gr. after, and to fall.] In chronology, the solar equation necessary to prevent the new moon from happening a day too late, or the suppression of the bissextile once in 134 years. The opposite to this is the proemptosis, or the addition of a day every 300 years, and another every 2400 years.

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ME'TEOR, noun [Gr. sublime, lofty.]

1. In a general sense, a body that flies or floats in the air, and in this sense it includes rain, hail, snow, etc. But in a restricted sense, in which it is commonly understood.

2. A fiery or luminous body or appearance flying or floating in the atmosphere, or in a more elevated region. We give this name to the brilliant globes or masses of matter which are occasionally seen moving rapidly through our atmosphere, and which throw off, with loud explosions, fragments that reach the earth, and are called falling stones. We call by the same name those fire balls which are usually denominated falling stars, supposed to be owning to gelatinous matter inflated by phosphureted hydrogen gas; also, the lights which appear over moist grounds and grave yards, called ignes fatui, which are ascribed to the same cause.

And meteor-like flame lawless through the sky.

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METEOR'IC, adjective Pertaining to meteors; consisting of meteors.

1. Proceeding from a meteor; as meteoric stones.

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ME'TEORIZE, verb intransitive To ascend in vapors. [Not used.]

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METEOROLOG'ICAL, adjective Pertaining to the atmosphere and its phenomena. A meteorological table or register is an account of the state of the air and its temperature, weight, dryness or moisture, winds, etc. ascertained by the barometer, thermometer, hygrometer, anemometer and other meteorological instruments.

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METEOROL'OGY, noun [Gr. lofty, and discourse.] The science which treats of the atmosphere and its phenomena, particularly in its relation to heat and moisture.

Naves Topical Index
Meteorology and Celestial Phenomena

General references
Genesis 2:5-6; Genesis 27:39; Job 9:7; Job 26:7-8; Job 26:11; Job 27:20-21; Job 28:24-27; Job 29:19; Job 36:27-33; Job 37:6-22; Job 38:8-11; Job 38:22; Job 38:24-29; Job 38:31-35; Job 38:37; Psalms 18:8-15; Psalms 19:2-6; Psalms 29:3-10; Psalms 65:8-12; Psalms 104:2-3; Psalms 104:7; Psalms 104:13; Psalms 104:19-20; Psalms 147:7-8; Psalms 148:7-8; Proverbs 25:23; Proverbs 26:1; Proverbs 30:4; Ecclesiastes 1:6-7; Ecclesiastes 11:3; Isaiah 5:5-6; Isaiah 13:13; Isaiah 24:18; Isaiah 50:3; Jeremiah 4:11-12; Jeremiah 10:13; Jeremiah 51:16; Daniel 2:21; Hosea 6:4; Hosea 8:7; Hosea 13:15; Joel 2:30-31; Amos 9:6; Nahum 1:3; Matthew 8:24-27; Luke 8:24-25; Matthew 16:2-3; Matthew 24:27; Matthew 24:29; Matthew 27:45; Luke 23:44-45; Luke 12:54-56; Luke 21:25; John 3:8; Acts 2:19-20; James 5:17-18; 2 Peter 2:17; Jude 1:12; Revelation 6:12-14; Revelation 7:1; Revelation 8:5; Revelation 8:7; Revelation 8:10; Revelation 8:12; Revelation 9:1-2; Revelation 11:6; Revelation 16:21

Phenomena of:

The deluge
Revelation 1:7

Fire from heaven on the cities of the plain
Genesis 19:24-25


Of hail, thunder, and lightning in Egypt
Exodus 9:22-29; Psalms 78:17-23

Of darkness
Exodus 10:22-23

East wind:

That divided the Red Sea
Exodus 14:21

That brought the quails
Numbers 11:31-32; Psalms 78:26-28

Pillar of cloud and fire

Sun stood still
Joshua 10:12-13

Dew on Gideon's fleece
Judges 6:36-40

Stars in their courses fought against Sisera
Judges 5:20

Stones from heaven
Joshua 10:11

Fire from heaven at Elijah's command
2 Kings 1:10-14

The whirlwind which carried Elijah to heaven
2 Kings 2:1; 2 Kings 2:11

Wind under God's control
Psalms 107:25

East wind
Psalms 48:7

Rain, formation of
Psalms 135:6-7

Dew, copious
Psalms 133:3

Rain in answer to Samuel's prayer
1 Samuel 12:16-18

Rain in answer to Elijah's prayer
1 Kings 18:41-45

Rain discomfits the Philistine army
1 Samuel 7:10

Wind destroyed Job's children
Job 1:18-19

Darkness at the crucifixion
Matthew 27:45; Luke 23:44-45

The autumn-like weather on the Mediterranean
Acts 27:9-14; Acts 27:20
Astronomy; Dew; Hail; Rain

Revelation 6:12-14; Revelation 7:1; Revelation 8:3-12; Revelation 9:1-2; Revelation 9:17-19; Revelation 10:1-6; Revelation 11:6; Revelation 12:1-4; Revelation 12:7-9; Revelation 66:14; Revelation 15:1-4; Revelation 16:8; Revelation 16:17-21; Revelation 19:11-18; Revelation 20:11; Revelation 21:1

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


METEOROS'COPY, noun [Gr. lofty, and to view.] That part of astronomy which treats of sublime heavenly bodies, distance of stars, etc.

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METE'OROUS, adjective Having the nature of a meteor.

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ME'TER, noun [from mete.] One who measures; used in compounds, as in coal-meter, land-meter.

ME'TER, noun [Latin metrum.]

1. Measure; verse; arrangement of poetical feet, or of long and short syllables in verse. Hexameter is a meter of six feet. This word is most improperly written metre. How very absurd to write the simple word in this manner, but in all its numerous compounds, meter as in diameter, hexameter, thermometer, etc.

2. A French measure of length, equal to 39 37/100 English inches, the standard of linear measure, being the ten millionth part of the distance from the equator to the North Pole, as ascertained by actual measurement of an arc of the meridian.

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MET'EROLITE, noun A meteoric stone; a stone or solid compound of earthy and metallic matter which falls to the earth after the displosion of a luminous meteor or fire ball; called also aerolite.

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METEROL'OGIST, noun A person skilled in meteors; one who studies the phenomena of meteors, or keeps a register of them.

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METEROM'ANCY, noun [Gr. a meteor, and divination.] A species of divination by meteors, chiefly by thunder and lightning; held in high estimation by the Romans.

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ME'TEWAND, noun [mete and wand.] A staff or rod of a certain length, used as a measure.

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ME'TEYARD, noun A yard, staff or rod, used as a measure. [We now use yard.]