Etymology: Middle English meten, from Old English mētan; akin to Old English gemōt assembly — more at moot
Date: before 12th century
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 fit • meetly adverb
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.