Meet
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 form an angle. [1913 Webster]

O, when meet now Such pairs in love and mutual honor joined ! --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To come together with hostile purpose; to have an encounter or conflict. [1913 Webster]

Weapons more violent, when next we meet, May serve to better us and worse our foes. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To assemble together; to congregate; as, Congress meets on the first Monday of December. [1913 Webster]

They . . . appointed a day to meet together. --2. Macc. xiv. 21. [1913 Webster]

4. To come together by mutual concessions; hence, to agree; to harmonize; to unite. [1913 Webster]

{To meet with}. (a) To light upon; to find; to come to; -- often with the sense of unexpectedness. [1913 Webster]

We met with many things worthy of observation. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] (b) To join; to unite in company. --Shak. (c) To suffer unexpectedly; as, to meet with a fall; to meet with a loss. (d) To encounter; to be subjected to. [1913 Webster]

Prepare to meet with more than brutal fury From the fierce prince. --Rowe. [1913 Webster] (e) To obviate. [Obs.] --Bacon. [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. 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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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