- 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.
- 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!
- To converge and finally touch or intersect.
- The two streets meet at a crossroad half a mile away.
- to gather for a formal discussion.
- The government ministers met today to start the negotiations.
- I met with them several times.
- To satisfy; to comply with.
- This proposal meets my requirements.
- The company agrees to meet the cost of any repairs.
- 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.
- To come together in conflict.
- 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book X:
- And therewythall they spurred their horsys, and mette togydirs so harde that Sir Epynogrys smote downe Sir Dynadan.
- 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book X:
- (sports) To play a match.
- England and Holland will meet in the final.
- (Irish) To French kiss someone (Can we verify(+) this sense?)</span>
- Would you meet her?
- To meet face-to-face.
- He went to the café over there, where he met his boss in person.
In sense 1, meet is sometimes used with the preposition with in American English.
NounMeet (plural Meets)
- A sports competition, especially for athletics or swimming.
- A gathering of riders, their horses and hounds for the purpose of foxhunting.
- (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.)
- A meeting.
- OK, let's arrange a meet with Tyler and ask him.
- (algebra) the greatest lower bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol <math>\and </math> (mnemonic: half an M)
- (Irish) An act of French kissing someone
- For examples of the usage of this term see the citations page.
Adverbs for Meet
coincidentally; accidentally; nocturnally; surreptitiously; forcibly; casually; unwaveringly; tacitly; traditionally; solemnly; memorably; convivially; temperately; fraternally.
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intercommunicate, intersect, jockey, join, joust, just, just do, justifiable, justified, keep, keep faith with, knit, knock, knock against, know, labor under, lawful, lay before, league, legal, levee, level, light, light upon, likely, link, link up, liquidate, live up to, luck, lucky, make conform, make good, make the grade, mass, match, matching, measure up, meet and right, meet boldly, meet head-on, meet requirements, meet squarely, meet up with, meet with, meeting, merge, merited, mill, mold, muster, narrow the gap, nip, observe, open, opportune, oppose, orthodox, outvie, panel, party, pass, pass muster, pass through, pay, pentathlon, percuss, pinch, pitch upon, place before, play, play-off, plenum, politic, present to, profitable, prom, proper, propitious, providential, put it to, qualify, quorum, race, rally, rally around, reach, received, reception, recognized, recommendable, reconcile, reconciled, rectify, regard, regatta, rencontre, rendezvous, respect, right, right and proper, rightful, ripe, rival, rub off corners, run across, run into, run smack into, run the gauntlet, run together, run up against, run upon, runoff, salute, satisfy, seance, seasonable, see, seemly, seethe, serve, serve the purpose, session, set at defiance, set before, settle, shape, shindig, side with, sideswipe, singles, sit, sit-in, sitting, slam into, smack into, smash, smash into, smash up, soiree, sortable, speak out, speak up, spend, sport, square, stand, stand under, stand up, stand up to, stem, straighten, stream, stretch, strike, strike against, strike in with, stumble, stumble on, suffer, suffice, suit, suitable, summon, surge, sustain, swarm, symposium, synod, take care of, take it, take on, tally with, taper, taste, test, test one another, the Olympics, threesome, throng, tie, tilt, timely, to be desired, touch, tournament, tourney, track meet, traditional, trial, tumble, turnout, tussle, twosome, undergo, unite, urbane, useful, vie, vie with, warrantable, warranted, well-timed, whomp, wise, work, worthwhile, wrestle, yield
- enPR: mēt, IPA: /miːt/, SAMPA: /mi:t/
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- Rhymes: -iːt
- Homophones: meat, mete
From Old English gemæte (“suitable, having the same measurements”), from the Proto-Germanic *gamētijaz (cognate with Dutch meten (“measure”), German gemäß (“suitable”) etc.), itself from collective prefix ge- + Proto-Indo-European *med- (“to measure”)
- The translations below need to be checked.
- The finish line in a competition
- third-person singular present active subjunctive of meō