Meet
Meet Meet, a. [OE. mete fitting, moderate, scanty, AS. m[=ae]te moderate; akin to gemet fit, meet, metan to mete, and G. m["a]ssig moderate, gem["a]ss fitting. See {Mete}.] Suitable; fit; proper; appropriate; qualified; convenient. [1913 Webster]

It was meet that we should make merry. --Luke xv. 32. [1913 Webster]

{To be meet with}, to be even with; to be equal to. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meet — Meet, v. t. 1. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meet — meet. There are two uses that deserve attention. 1. It is a transitive verb and so it is possible to meet someone, or simply meet. Idiomatically one meets with a circumstance rather than a person, typically something unpleasant or unwelcome; or… …   Modern English usage

  • meet — meet1 [mēt] vt. met, meeting [ME meten < OE metan < base of mot, a coming together, meeting: see MOOT] 1. to come upon or encounter; esp., to come face to face with or up to (a person or thing moving from a different direction) 2. to be… …   English World dictionary

  • meet — meet; meet·er; meet·ing·er; meet·ly; meet·ness; un·meet; un·meet·ly; un·meet·ness; …   English syllables

  • meet — [adj] fitting accommodated, applicable, appropriate, apt, conformed, equitable, expedient, fair, felicitous, fit, good, happy, just, proper, reconciled, right, suitable, timely; concept 558 Ant. improper, inappropriate, unfitting, unseemly meet… …   New thesaurus

  • Meet — may refer to: Meet (mathematics) A competitive event in track and field athletics All Comers Track Meet MEET – Middle East Education Through Technology See also Meeting This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same ti …   Wikipedia

  • meet — Ⅰ. meet [1] ► VERB (past and past part. met) 1) come together with at the same place and time. 2) see or be introduced to for the first time. 3) come into contact with; touch or join. 4) encounter (a situation). 5) ( …   English terms dictionary

  • Meet — (m[=e]t), adv. Meetly. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meet — Meet, n. An assembling together; esp., the assembling of huntsmen for the hunt; also, the persons who so assemble, and the place of meeting. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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