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
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.
- an assembling together; esp., the assembling of huntsmen for the hunt; also, the persons who so assemble, and the place of meeting.
- suitable; fit; proper; appropriate; qualified; convenient.