from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A line of verse consisting of two metrical feet.
- n. A line of verse consisting of two measures of two feet each, especially one in iambic, trochaic, or anapestic meter in classical prosody.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A line in a poem having two metrical feet.
- n. A poetic metre in which each line has two feet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having two poetical measures or meters.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In prosody, consisting of two measures; divisible into two feet or dipodies.
- n. In prosody, a verse or period consisting of two feet or dipodies: as, an Ionic dimeter; iambic dimeters.
Late Latin dimeter, dimetrus, having two verses, from Greek dimetros : di-, two; see di-1 + metron, meter; see meter1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)