The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mete \Mete\ (m[=e]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Meted; p. pr. & vb.
n. Meting.] [AS. metan; akin to D. meten, G. messen, OHG.
mezzan, Icel. meta, Sw. m[aum]ta, Goth. mitan, L. modus
measure, moderation, modius a corn measure, Gr. ? to rule, ?
a corn measure, and ultimately from the same root as E.
measure, L. metiri to measure; cf. Skr. m[=a] to measure.
[root]99. Cf. Measure, Meet, a., Mode.]
To find the quantity, dimensions, or capacity of, by any rule
or standard; to measure.