Meet
Meet Meet (m[=e]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Met} (m[e^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Meeting}.] [OE. meten, AS. m[=e]tan, fr. m[=o]t, gem[=o]t, a meeting; akin to OS. m[=o]tian to meet, Icel. m[ae]ta, Goth. gam[=o]tjan. See {Moot}, v. t.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [1913 Webster]

His daughter came out to meet him. --Judg. xi. 34. [1913 Webster]

4. 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. [1913 Webster]

Of vice or virtue, whether blest or curst, Which meets contempt, or which compassion first. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

5. 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. [1913 Webster]

{To meet half way}, literally, to go half the distance between in order to meet (one); hence, figuratively, to yield or concede half of the difference in order to effect a compromise or reconciliation with. [1913 Webster]


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