I. verb (met; meeting) Etymology: Middle English meten, from Old English mētan; akin to Old English gemōt assembly — more at moot Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to come into the presence of ; find b. to come together with especially at a particular time or place <
I'll meet you at the station
c. to come into contact or conjunction with ; join d. to appear to the perception of 2. to encounter as antagonist or foe ; oppose 3. to enter into conference, argument, or personal dealings with 4. to conform to especially with exactitude and precision <
a concept to meet all requirements
5. to pay fully ; settle 6. to cope with <
was able to meet every social situation
7. to provide for <
enough money to meet our needs
8. to become acquainted with 9. encounter, experience 10. to receive or greet in an official capacity intransitive verb 1. a. to come face-to-face b. to come together for a common purpose ; assemble c. to come together as contestants, opponents, or enemies 2. to form a junction or confluence <
the lines meet in a point
3. to occur together • meeter noun II. noun Date: 1804 1. the act of assembling for a hunt or for competitive sports 2. a competition in which individuals match skills III. adjective Etymology: Middle English mete, from Old English gemǣte; akin to Old English metan to mete Date: 14th century precisely adapted to a particular situation, need, or circumstance ; very proper Synonyms: see fitmeetly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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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

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  • 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

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