Hypermeter

Hy*per"me*ter

(?), n. [Gr. beyond all measure; "ype`r over, beyond + measure: cf. F. hypermtre.] 1. (Pros.) A verse which has a redundant syllable or foot; a hypercatalectic verse.
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2. Hence, anything exceeding the ordinary standard.
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When a man rises beyond six foot, he is an hypermeter.
Addison.
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