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Valid words made from Meta

You can make 26 words from 'meta' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'meta'

MATE 6MEAT 6
META 6TAME 6
TEAM 6 

3 letters words from 'meta'

AME 5ATE 3
EAT 3ETA 3
MAE 5MAT 5
MET 5TAE 3
TAM 5TEA 3

2 letters words from 'meta'

AE 2AM 4
AT 2EA 2
EM 4ET 2
MA 4ME 4
TA 2TE 2

All 4 letters words made out of meta

meta emta mtea tmea etma tema meat emat maet amet eamt aemt mtae tmae mate amte tame atme etam team eatm aetm taem atem

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word meta. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in meta.

Definitions and meaning of meta

meta

Etymology 1

From meta-, back-formed from metaphysics.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmɛtə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmɛtə/, [ˈmɛɾə]
  • Rhymes: -ɛtə

Adjective

meta (comparative more meta, superlative most meta)

  1. (informal) Self-referential; structured analogously, but at a higher level.
Translations

See also

  • transcendental
  • self-aware

Etymology 2

From Latin mēta.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmiːtə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmiːtə/, /miːɾə/
  • Rhymes: -iːtə

Noun

meta (plural metas or metae)

  1. Boundary marker.
  2. (historical) Either of the conical columns at each end of an Ancient Roman circus.

Etymology 3

Clipping of metagame.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmɛtə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmɛtə/, /mɛɾə/
  • Rhymes: -ɛtə

Noun

meta (plural metas)

  1. (video games) Metagame; the most effective tactics and strategies used in a competitive video game in a given period of time.
  2. (by extension, Internet slang) An informal but widely-adopted practice in a given field; a de facto standard.

Adjective

meta (comparative more meta, superlative most meta)

  1. (video games) Prominent in the metagame; effective and frequently used in competitive gameplay.

Etymology 4

Clipping of metaoidioplasty.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmɛtə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmɛtə/
  • Rhymes: -ɛtə

Noun

meta (plural metas)

  1. (informal) Metoidioplasty.

Anagrams

  • AEMT, ATEM, Atem, Tame, Team, Tema, mate, maté, meat, tame, team

Basque

Noun

meta inan

  1. heap

Catalan

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin mēta.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈmə.tə/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈmɛ.tə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈme.ta/

Noun

meta f (plural metes)

  1. (sports) finish line
  2. (sports) goal, goalpost
  3. goal, aim, objective

Synonyms

  • (goal): porteria
  • (objective): fi, objectiu

Further reading

  • “meta” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Czech

Etymology

From Latin mēta.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mɛta/

Noun

meta f

  1. frontier, goal, objective, ambition
  2. (softball, baseball) base

Declension

Synonyms

  • cíl

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛta]
  • Rhymes: -ɛta
  • Hyphenation: me‧ta

Verb

meta

  1. masculine singular present transgressive of mést

Synonyms

  • zametaje

Related terms

  • metouc

References


Faroese

Etymology

From Old Norse meta, from Proto-Germanic *metaną, from Proto-Indo-European *med-.

Verb

meta (third person singular past indicative metti or metaði, third person plural past indicative mett or metað, supine mett or metað)

  1. to measure, esteem, consider

Conjugation


Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmetɑ/, [ˈme̞t̪ɑ]
  • Rhymes: -etɑ
  • Syllabification: me‧ta

Noun

meta

  1. (colloquial) meth, methamphetamine

Declension


Hungarian

Etymology

From English meta.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛtɒ]
  • Hyphenation: me‧ta

Adjective

meta (comparative metább, superlative legmetább)

  1. (informal) meta (self-referential)

Declension


Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛːta/
    Rhymes: -ɛːta

Etymology 1

From Old Norse meta, from Proto-Germanic *metaną.

Verb

meta (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative mat, third-person plural past indicative mátu, supine metið)

  1. to measure
  2. to assess
  3. to appreciate, to esteem, to consider to be of worth
Conjugation

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun

meta

  1. indefinite genitive plural of met

Indonesian

Alternative forms

  • menta

Etymology

From Sanskrit मत्त (matta, mad, drunken). Compare to Balinese ᬫᬢ᭄ᬢ (mata, furious).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /abonəmɛn/
  • Hyphenation: mê‧ta

Adjective

mêta

  1. (obsolete) mad
    Synonym: mengamuk
  2. (obsolete) drunken
    Synonym: mabuk

Further reading

  • “meta” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Italian

Etymology 1

Learned borrowing from Latin mēta. Doublet of meda.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛ.ta/
  • Rhymes: -ɛta
  • Hyphenation: mè‧ta

Noun

meta f (plural mete)

  1. destination
    Synonyms: arrivo, destinazione
  2. (figuratively) aim, goal, end
    Synonyms: scopo, intenzione, fine
  3. (rugby) try
  4. (soccer) goal
  5. (Ancient Rome) meta (either of the conical columns at each end of a Roman circus)

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈme.ta/
  • Rhymes: -eta
  • Hyphenation: mé‧ta

Noun

meta f (plural mete)

  1. pile of straw
    Synonym: mucchio
  2. haystack
  3. dung (of a farm animal)
    Synonym: sterco
Descendants
  • Serbo-Croatian: méta

Etymology 3

Shortening of metaldeide.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛ.ta/
  • Rhymes: -ɛta
  • Hyphenation: mè‧ta

Noun

meta m (invariable)

  1. (organic chemistry) metaldehyde

Anagrams

  • mate, matè, team, tema

Kazukuru

Alternative forms

  • mata

Noun

meta

  1. eye

Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *mētā, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁- (to measure). Related to Ancient Greek μῆτις (mêtis), μέτρον (métron), μέτριος (métrios), Old Church Slavonic мѣра (měra); compare also Hungarian mér, Russian ме́ра (méra), Serbo-Croatian mera and mjera, English meal.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈmeː.ta/, [ˈmeːt̪ä]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈme.ta/, [ˈmɛːt̪ä]
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈmeː.taː/, [ˈmeːt̪äː]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈme.ta/, [ˈmɛːt̪ä]

Noun

mēta f (genitive mētae); first declension

  1. cone, pyramid
  2. turning point, winning post (pillar at each end of the Circus route)
  3. boundary limit
  4. (figuratively) goal, end, limit, turning point

Declension

First-declension noun.

Related terms

Descendants

  • Italian: meda
  • Old French: mete
    • Middle English: mete
      • English: mete
  • Old Portuguese: meda
    • Galician: meda
    • Portuguese: meda
  • Spanish: meda
  • Belarusian: мэта (meta)
  • Catalan: meta
  • Czech: meta
  • Dutch: meet
  • English: meta
  • Italian: meta
    • Serbo-Croatian: méta
  • Polish: meta
    • Ukrainian: мета́ (metá)
  • Portuguese: meta
  • Russian: мета (meta)
  • Slovak: méta
  • Spanish: meta

Noun

mētā f

  1. ablative singular of mēta

Latvian

Verb

meta

  1. 3rd person singular past indicative form of mest
  2. 3rd person plural past indicative form of mest

Lithuanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmʲæːt̪ɐ]

Verb

mẽta

  1. third-person singular present of mesti
  2. third-person plural present of mesti

Maltese

Alternative forms

  • mita (dialectal)

Etymology

From Arabic مَتَى(matā).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛ.ta/

Adverb

meta

  1. when

Conjunction

meta

  1. when; as

Old Norse

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *metaną (to measure). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *med-.

Verb

meta (singular past indicative mat, plural past indicative mátu, past participle metinn)

  1. (transitive) to estimate, value
  2. (reflexive, til e-s) to be reckoned as, counted for

Conjugation

Related terms

  • mjǫtuðr
  • mætr

References

  • meta in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Polish

Etymology

From Latin mēta.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛ.ta/

Noun

meta f

  1. (sports) finish line, winning post
  2. goal, end
  3. range, distance
  4. (colloquial) familiar store or restaurant
  5. (colloquial) A place where one can stay for a short while.
  6. (colloquial) A place where alcohol is illegally sold or drunk.
  7. (bodybuilding slang) methandrostenolone, an anabolic steroid

Declension

Descendants

  • Ukrainian: мета́ (metá)

Further reading

  • meta in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • meta in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology 1

Learned borrowing from Latin mēta (turning spot in arena; goal). Doublet of meda.

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈmɛ.tɐ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈmɛ.tɐ/, [ˈmɛ.t̪ə]

Noun

meta f (plural metas)

  1. goal
  2. target

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Alternative forms

  • mêta (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal, Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈme.tɐ/

Verb

meta

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of meter
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of meter
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of meter
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of meter

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Italian meta.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /měːta/
  • Hyphenation: me‧ta

Noun

méta f (Cyrillic spelling ме́та)

  1. target

Declension


Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *męta.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /méːta/

Noun

mẹ̑ta f

  1. mint (plant)

Inflection

Further reading

  • meta”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmeta/, [ˈme.t̪a]

Etymology 1

From Latin meta (turning spot in arena; goal).

Noun

meta f (plural metas)

  1. goal
  2. target
Derived terms
  • saque de meta

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

meta

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of meter.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of meter.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of meter.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of meter.

Further reading

  • “meta” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Swahili

Pronunciation

Noun

meta (n class, plural meta)

  1. Alternative form of mita

Swedish

Verb

meta (present metar, preterite metade, supine metat, imperative meta)

  1. to angle for fish

Conjugation

Related terms

  • metspö

Anagrams

  • tame, team, tema

Westrobothnian

Etymology

From Old Norse *mita, meta, from Proto-Germanic *metaną, from Proto-Indo-European *med-.

Verb

meta

  1. (transitive) To measure.
    Synonym: måhl

Derived terms

Related terms


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