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meet1 /mit/USA pronunciation   v.,  met/mɛt/USA pronunciation  meet•ing, n. 
  1. to come into the presence of;
    encounter: [+ object]met him on the street yesterday.[no object]met at the train station.
  2. to become acquainted (with): [+ object]I've never met your cousin.[no object]"Yes, we've already met,'' she said.
  3. to come together at an agreed place or time: [+ object]Meet me at noon, the usual place.[no object]The directors will meet on Tuesday.
  4. to be present at the arrival of:[+ object]to meet a train.
  5. to come to the notice of:[+ object]A strange sight met my eyes.
  6. to come into physical contact with: [+ object]The car met the bus head-on.[no object]The car and the bus met head-on.
  7. to form a connection: [no object]The two streets meet in front of our house.[+ object]His eyes met hers.
  8. to encounter in opposition, conflict, or contest: [+ object]Our proposal met a lot of opposition.[no object]The rival teams meet next week.
  9. to deal effectively with:[+ object]met the challenge.
  10. to comply with:[+ object]to meet a deadline.
  11. meet up, [no object] to come together after going in different directions:After shopping, they met up for pizza.
  12. meet with, [+ object] to encounter;
    experience:Your proposal was met with a lot of opposition.

n. [countable]
  1. an assembly for athletic or sports competition, as for racing:a track meet.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
meet1  (mēt),USA pronunciation v.,  met, meet•ing, n. 
  1. to come upon;
    come into the presence of;
    encounter:I would meet him on the street at unexpected moments.
  2. to become acquainted with;
    be introduced to:I've never met your cousin.
  3. to join at an agreed or designated place or time:Meet me in St. Louis.
  4. to be present at the arrival of:to meet a train.
  5. to come to or before (one's notice, or a means of noticing, as the eyes or ears):A peculiar sight met my eyes.
  6. to come into the company of (a person, group, etc.) in dealings, conference, etc.
  7. to face, eye, etc., directly or without avoidance.
  8. to come into physical contact, juxtaposition, or collision with:The two cars met each other head-on at high speed.
  9. to encounter in opposition, conflict, or contest:Harvard meets Yale next week in football.
  10. to oppose:to meet charges with countercharges.
  11. to cope or deal effectively with (an objection, difficulty, etc.).
  12. to comply with;
    satisfy:to meet a deadline; to meet a demand.
  13. to pay in full:How will you meet expenses?
  14. to come into conformity with (wishes, expectations, views, etc.).
  15. to encounter in experience:to meet hostility.

  1. to come together, face to face, or into company:We met on the street.
  2. to assemble for action, conference, or other common purpose, as a committee, legislature, or class:The board of directors will meet on Tuesday.
  3. to become personally acquainted.
  4. to come into contact or form a junction, as lines, planes, or areas:The two lines meet to form an angle.
  5. to be conjoined or united.
  6. to concur or agree.
  7. to come together in opposition or conflict, as adversaries or hostile forces.
  8. meet halfway: 
    • Idiomsto concede in part, as to the demands of an opposing faction;
      make concessions, as to another person;
      compromise:Despite their differences, the union and the company finally agreed to meet halfway and settle their dispute.
    • Idiomsto anticipate another's actions and conduct oneself accordingly.
  9. meet with: 
    • to come across;
      encounter:to meet with opposition.
    • to experience;
      receive:The visitors met with courtesy during their stay.
    • to join, as for conference or instruction:I met with her an hour a day until we solved the problem.
  10. Idiomswell met, [Archaic.]welcome.

  1. an assembly, as of persons and hounds for a hunt or swimmers or runners for a race or series of races:a track meet.
  2. those assembled.
  3. the place of such an assembling.
  4. [Math.]intersection (def. 3a).
meeter, n. 
  • bef. 900; Middle English meten, Old English gemētan; cognate with Old Norse mœta, Old Saxon mōtian. See moot1
    • 7.See corresponding entry in Unabridged confront.
    • 8.See corresponding entry in Unabridged join, connect, intersect, cross, converge, unite.
    • 17.See corresponding entry in Unabridged collect.
    • 26.See corresponding entry in Unabridged contest, competition.
    • 17.See corresponding entry in Unabridged adjourn, scatter.
    • 19.See corresponding entry in Unabridged diverge.

meet2  (mēt),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. suitable;
meetness, n. 
  • bef. 1000; Middle English mete, aphetic variant (see y-) of imete; representing Old English gemǣte suitable, cognate with German gemäss conformable
    apt, appropriate.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
well-met  (welmet),USA pronunciation adj. [Archaic.]
  1. (used as a salutation or part of a salutation). Cf.  hail-fellow. 
  • 1580–90

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