Definition and Meanings for meet

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Part of Speech of meet

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun, adjective, adverb

Etymology of meet

oe. meten, as. m, fr. m, gem, a meeting; akin to os. m to meet, icel. maeta, goth. gam. see moot, v. t.pos oe. mete fitting, moderate, scanty, as. m moderate; akin to gemet fit, meet, metan to mete, and g. m moderate, gem fitting. see mete

Meaning of meet


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

as 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.
  • to come together with hostile purpose; to have an encounter or conflict.
  • to assemble together; to congregate; as, congress meets on the first monday of december.
  • to come together by mutual concessions; hence, to agree; to harmonize; to unite.

as noun

  • an assembling together; esp., the assembling of huntsmen for the hunt; also, the persons who so assemble, and the place of meeting.

as adjective

  • suitable; fit; proper; appropriate; qualified; convenient.

as adverb

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