1) A boundary stone, frequent in the phrase ‘metes and bounds’.
1574-5 one other parcel of the same medowe as it is nowe devided, lymyted and sett furth by metes, Thurstonland
1587 one medowe under the howse as it is nowe sett out and devided by metes and boundes, Thurstonland
1649 the halfe parte as it is now devided by meetes, Wooldale.
2) To measure, as by a workman or official.
1465-6 ‘To a labourer for metyng of the said plaster’, Hull
1494 wher he had bought twenty quarter of whete of an estraunger he wold not mete the said whete with the Kyngs standard, York.