noun a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held
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!
verb get together socially or for a specific purpose
verb be adjacent or come together
- The lines converge at this point
verb fill or meet a want or need
satisfy; fulfill; fulfil; fill.
verb satisfy a condition or restriction
conform to; fit.
- Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?
verb satisfy or fulfill
cope with; match.
- meet a need
- this job doesn't match my dreams
verb collect in one place
assemble; gather; forgather; foregather.
- We assembled in the church basement
- Let's gather in the dining room
verb get to know; get acquainted with
- I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!
- we met in Singapore
verb meet by design; be present at the arrival of
- Can you meet me at the train station?
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
verb experience as a reaction
- My proposal met with much opposition
verb undergo or suffer
- meet a violent death
- suffer a terrible fate
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
adjective satellite being precisely fitting and right
- it is only meet that she should be seated first
Meet transitive verb
, AS. mtan
, fr. mt
, a meeting; akin to OS. mtian
to meet, Icel. mæta
, Goth. gamtjan
. See Moot
, v. t.
imperfect & past participle Met ; present participle & verbal noun Meeting
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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 !
- 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.
- 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.
- To come together by mutual concessions; hence, to agree; to harmonize; to unite.
- An assembling together; esp., the assembling of huntsmen for the hunt; also, the persons who so assemble, and the place of meeting.
fitting, moderate, scanty, AS. mte
moderate; akin to gemet
fit, meet, metan
to mete, and G. mässig
fitting. See Mete
- Suitable; fit; proper; appropriate; qualified; convenient.
It was meet that we should make merry.
Luke xv. 32.
- Meetly. Obs.
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