Meet meaning

mēt
The definition of a meet is a gathering of people for a sporting match.

An example of a meet is a group of people gathered to watch a high school soccer game.

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Fitting; proper.
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Meet is defined as to come face to face with, be there when someone or something arrives, or to be introduced.

An example of meet is stopping to talk with someone you know at the grocery store.

An example of meet is someone being at the arrival gate when an airplane arrives.

An example of meet is being introduced to a friend's boyfriend.

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To come into conformity with the views, wishes, or opinions of.

The firm has done its best to meet us on that point.

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To come into conjunction with; join or touch.

Where the road meets the highway.

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To come to the notice of (the senses).

There is more here than meets the eye.

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To come into conjunction; be joined.

The two pipes meet in the corner.

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(now rare) Suitable; proper; fit.
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To be present at the arrival of.

Met the train.

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To experience or undergo.

He met his fate with courage. The project has met a setback.

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To come together.

Didn't recognize him when we met. Where should we meet for lunch?

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To come together as opponents; contend.

The team met with its rival.

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To become introduced.

Where did the two of you meet?

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To assemble.

Protesters met in the square.

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To occur together, especially in one person or entity.

Suspense and intrigue meet in this new movie.

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A meeting or contest, especially an athletic competition.
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To be present at the arrival of.

Met the train.

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To come into conjunction with; join or touch.

Where the road meets the highway.

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To come into conformity with the views, wishes, or opinions of.

The firm has done its best to meet us on that point.

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To come to the notice of (the senses).

There is more here than meets the eye.

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To experience or undergo.

He met his fate with courage. The project has met a setback.

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To come together.

Didn't recognize him when we met. Where should we meet for lunch?

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To come into conjunction; be joined.

The two pipes meet in the corner.

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To come together as opponents; contend.

The team met with its rival.

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To become introduced.

Where did the two of you meet?

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To assemble.

Protesters met in the square.

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To occur together, especially in one person or entity.

Suspense and intrigue meet in this new movie.

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A meeting or contest, especially an athletic competition.
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To come upon or encounter; esp., to come up to or face to face with (a person or thing moving from a different direction)
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To be present at the arrival of.

To meet a bus.

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To come into contact, connection, or conjunction with.

The ball met the bat.

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To experience.

To meet disaster.

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To come within the perception of (the eye, ear, etc.)
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To come together, as from different directions.
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To come into contact, connection, or conjunction.
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To become acquainted; be introduced.
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To be opposed in or as in battle; contend; fight.
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To be united.
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A meeting, gathering, or assembling, as for a sporting event.

A track meet.

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The people who so meet or the place of meeting.
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(of individuals) To make personal contact.
  • To come face to face with by accident; to encounter.
    Guess who I met at the supermarket today?.
    Fancy meeting you here!.
  • To come face to face with someone by arrangement.
    Let's meet at the station at 9 o'clock.
    Shall we meet at 8 p.m in our favorite chatroom?.
  • To be introduced to someone.
    I'd like you to meet a colleague of mine.
    I'm pleased to meet you!.
    I met my husband through a mutual friend at a party. It wasn't love at first sight; in fact, we couldn't stand each other at first!.
  • (Ireland) To French kiss someone.
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(of groups) To gather or oppose.
  • To gather for a formal discussion.
    The government ministers met today to start the negotiations.
    I met with them several times.
  • To come together in conflict.
  • (sports) To play a match.
    England and Holland will meet in the final.
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To make physical or perceptual contact.
  • To converge and finally touch or intersect.
    The two streets meet at a crossroad half a mile away.
  • To touch or hit something while moving.
    The right wing of the car met the column in the garage, leaving a dent.
  • To adjoin, be physically touching.
    The carpet meets the wall at this side of the room.
    The forest meets the sea along this part of the coast.
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To satisfy; to comply with.

This proposal meets my requirements.

The company agrees to meet the cost of any repairs.

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To perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer.

The eye met a horrid sight.

He met his fate.

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A sports competition, especially for athletics or swimming.
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A gathering of riders, their horses and hounds for the purpose of foxhunting.
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(rail transport) A meeting of two trains in opposite directions on a single track, when one is put into a siding to let the other cross. (Antonym: a pass.)
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A meeting.

OK, let's arrange a meet with Tyler and ask him.

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(algebra) The greatest lower bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol ∧ (mnemonic: half an M)
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(Ireland) An act of French kissing someone.
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meet cute
  • To make one another's acquaintance under unexpected and often comically adverse circumstances. Used especially of protagonists in a romantic comedy:
    In the movie, the lead characters meet cute in a park during a rainstorm.
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(slang) meet (one's) Maker
  • To die.
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meet (someone) halfway
  • To make a compromise with.
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meet cute
  • To make one another's acquaintance under unexpected and often comically adverse circumstances. Used especially of protagonists in a romantic comedy:
    In the movie, the lead characters meet cute in a park during a rainstorm.
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(slang) meet (one's) Maker
  • To die.
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meet (someone) halfway
  • To make a compromise with.
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meet with
  • to experience
  • to cause or inspire a (specified) response or reaction
    A suggestion that met with enthusiasm.
  • to come upon or across; encounter
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

meet (someone) halfway
meet (someone) halfway

Origin of meet

  • Middle English mete from Old English gemǣte med- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English meten from Old English mētan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English meten from Old English mētan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English meten, from Old English mÄ“tan (“to meet, find, find out, fall in with, encounter, obtain"), from Proto-Germanic *mōtijanÄ… (“to meet"), from Proto-Indo-European *mōd-, *mad- (“to come, meet"). Cognate with Scots met, mete, meit (“to meet"), North Frisian mete (“to meet"), West Frisian moetsje (“to meet"), Dutch ontmoeten (“to meet"), Low German moten, möten (“to meet"), Danish møde (“to meet"), Swedish möta (“to meet"), Icelandic mæta (“to meet"). Related to moot.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English mete, imete, from Old English Ä¡emÇ£te (“suitable, having the same measurements"), from the Proto-Germanic *gamÄ“tijaz (cognate with Dutch meten (“measure"), German gemäß (“suitable") etc.), itself from collective prefix ge- + Proto-Indo-European *med- (“to measure").

    From Wiktionary