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meet Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held
    sports meeting.
  2. verb come together
    see; come across; run into; run across; encounter.
    • I'll probably see you at the meeting
    • How nice to see you again!
  3. verb get together socially or for a specific purpose
    get together.
  4. verb be adjacent or come together
    converge.
    • The lines converge at this point
  5. verb fill or meet a want or need
    satisfy; fulfill; fulfil; fill.
  6. verb satisfy a condition or restriction
    conform to; fit.
    • Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?
  7. verb satisfy or fulfill
    cope with; match.
    • meet a need
    • this job doesn't match my dreams
  8. verb collect in one place
    assemble; gather; forgather; foregather.
    • We assembled in the church basement
    • Let's gather in the dining room
  9. verb get to know; get acquainted with
    • I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!
    • we met in Singapore
  10. verb meet by design; be present at the arrival of
    • Can you meet me at the train station?
  11. verb contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
    take on; play; encounter.
    • Princeton plays Yale this weekend
    • Charlie likes to play Mary
  12. verb experience as a reaction
    receive; encounter.
    • My proposal met with much opposition
  13. verb undergo or suffer
    suffer.
    • meet a violent death
    • suffer a terrible fate
  14. verb be in direct physical contact with; make contact
    touch; contact; adjoin.
    • The two buildings touch
    • Their hands touched
    • The wire must not contact the metal cover
    • The surfaces contact at this point
  15. adjective satellite being precisely fitting and right
    fitting.
    • it is only meet that she should be seated first
WordNet

Meet transitive verb
Etymology
OE. meten, AS. mtan, fr. mt, gemt, a meeting; akin to OS. mtian to meet, Icel. mæta, Goth. gamtjan. See Moot, v. t.
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Met ; present participle & verbal noun Meeting
Definitions
  1. To join, or come in contact with; esp., to come in contact with by approach from an opposite direction; to come upon or against, front to front, as distinguished from contact by following and overtaking.
  2. To come in collision with; to confront in conflict; to encounter hostilely; as, they met the enemy and defeated them; the ship met opposing winds and currents.
  3. To come into the presence of without contact; to come close to; to intercept; to come within the perception, influence, or recognition of; as, to meet a train at a junction; to meet carriages or persons in the street; to meet friends at a party; sweet sounds met the ear.
    His daughter came out to meet him. Judg. xi. 34.
  4. To perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer; as, the eye met a horrid sight; he met his fate.
    Of vice or virtue, whether blest or curst, Which meets contempt, or which compassion first. Pope.
  5. To come up to; to be even with; to equal; to match; to satisfy; to ansver; as, to meet one's expectations; the supply meets the demand.
Meet transitive verb
Definitions
  1. To come together by mutual approach; esp., to come in contact, or into proximity, by approach from opposite directions; to join; to come face to face; to come in close relationship; as, we met in the street; two lines meet so as to form an angle.
    O, when meet now Such pairs in love and mutual honor joined ! Milton.
  2. To come together with hostile purpose; to have an encounter or conflict.
    Weapons more violent, when next we meet, May serve to better us and worse our foes. Milton.
  3. To assemble together; to congregate; as, Congress meets on the first Monday of December.
    They . . . appointed a day to meet together. 2. Macc. xiv. 21.
  4. To come together by mutual concessions; hence, to agree; to harmonize; to unite.
Meet noun
Definitions
  1. An assembling together; esp., the assembling of huntsmen for the hunt; also, the persons who so assemble, and the place of meeting.
Meet adjective
Etymology
OE. mete fitting, moderate, scanty, AS. mte moderate; akin to gemet fit, meet, metan to mete, and G. mässig moderate, gemäss fitting. See Mete.
Definitions
  1. Suitable; fit; proper; appropriate; qualified; convenient.
    It was meet that we should make merry. Luke xv. 32.
Meet adverb
Definitions
  1. Meetly. Obs. Shak.

Webster 1913


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