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

The meaning of "Meter" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa I am a good meter

(I'm not sure 'meter' is a right word because I listened it but I think someone said 'I'm a good meter or I'm a good half meter' about height.)?
A: It's sort of a slang. It's usually used to compare, but it can also be used alone.
It's usually to do with size or length.
It almost means like, "at least" but usually means "a little more than" in a way.

e.g.
1)
I am a good 1km away from you right now.
=I am atleast/a little more than 1km away from you right now.

2)
I am a good 5 centimetres taller than you.
=I am atleast 5 centimetres taller than you(probably more).

3)
That building is a good 50 metres tall.
=That building is atleast 50 metres tall.


I would say that "a solid..." is more common.

e.g.

1)
I ate a solid 1kg of meat today.
=I ate atleast 1kg of meat today.

(be careful though, solid can also mean firm or hard)
Q: O que significa B.S. meters?
A: "b.s. meter" is part of an expression that means you think someone is not being honest.


"My b.s. meter is going off" = "I think you are lying or not telling the whole truth"


Is that what you mean?
Q: O que significa I am off the cool meter?
A: Someone saying this means that they think they are so cool that it can’t even be measured.
Q: O que significa I ran a 55 flat in the 400 meter?
A: it means it took the person exactly 55 seconds to run 400 meters

55.000000 second
Q: O que significa We take meter reads?
A: They read the meter

Synonyms of "Meter" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre 10 meters tall e 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: Qual é a diferença entre i have 2 meters of a pipe e 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: Qual é a diferença entre If you keep going straight for 100 meters , A kfc is ON THE RIGHT e 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: Qual é a diferença entre meter e metre ?
A: They are the same, but "meter" is the US spelling and "metre" is the British spelling. :)
Q: Qual é a diferença entre We also have a 25 meter infinity pool overlooking the ocean. e 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: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? 我想说一个东西总共多长,我可以说meters of sth 吗?
A: @347197677

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: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? 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: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? (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: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? 1.78 meters
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? 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. soa 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. soa 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"?
soa 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. soa 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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