from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To come upon by chance or arrangement.
- transitive v. To be present at the arrival of: met the train.
- transitive v. To be introduced to.
- transitive v. To come into conjunction with; join: where the sea meets the sky.
- transitive v. To come into the company or presence of, as for a conference.
- transitive v. To come to the notice of (the senses): There is more here than meets the eye.
- transitive v. To experience; undergo: met his fate with courage.
- transitive v. To deal with; oppose: "We have met the enemy and they are ours” ( Oliver Hazard Perry).
- transitive v. To cope or contend effectively with: meet each problem as it arises.
- transitive v. To come into conformity with the views, wishes, or opinions of: The firm has done its best to meet us on that point.
- transitive v. To satisfy (a need, for example); fulfill: meet all the conditions in the contract. See Synonyms at satisfy.
- transitive v. To pay; settle: enough money to meet expenses.
- intransitive v. To come together: Let's meet tonight.
- intransitive v. To come into conjunction; be joined: "East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet” ( Rudyard Kipling).
- intransitive v. To come together as opponents; contend.
- intransitive v. To become introduced.
- intransitive v. To assemble.
- intransitive v. To occur together, especially in one person or entity.
- n. A meeting or contest, especially an athletic competition.
- meet with To experience or undergo.
- meet with To receive: Our plan met with their approval.
- idiom meet (one's) Maker Slang To die.
- idiom meet (someone) halfway To make a compromise with.
- adj. Fitting; proper: "It seems not meet, nor wholesome to my place” ( Shakespeare).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. suitable; right; proper
- v. To come face to face with by accident; to encounter.
- v. To come face to face with someone by arrangement.
- v. To be introduced to someone.
- v. To converge and finally touch or intersect.
- v. to gather for a formal discussion.
- v. To satisfy; to comply with.
- v. To touch or hit something while moving.
- v. To adjoin, be physically touching
- v. To come together in conflict.
- v. To play a match.
- v. To meet face-to-face.
- v. to French kiss someone
- n. A sports competition, especially for athletics or swimming.
- n. A gathering of riders, their horses and hounds for the purpose of foxhunting.
- n. A meeting of two trains in opposite directions on a single track, when one is put into a siding to let the other cross. (Antonym: a pass.)
- n. A meeting.
- n. the greatest lower bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol ∧ (mnemonic: half an M)
- n. An act of French kissing someone
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To join, or come in contact with; esp., to come in contact with by approach from an opposite direction; to come upon or against, front to front, as distinguished from contact by following and overtaking.
- transitive v. To come in collision with; to confront in conflict; to encounter hostilely
- transitive v. To come into the presence of without contact; to come close to; to intercept; to come within the perception, influence, or recognition of
- transitive v. To perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer
- transitive v. To come up to; to be even with; to equal; to match; to satisfy; to ansver
- transitive v. 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
- transitive v. To come together with hostile purpose; to have an encounter or conflict.
- transitive v. To assemble together; to congregate.
- transitive v. To come together by mutual concessions; hence, to agree; to harmonize; to unite.
- n. An assembling together; esp., the assembling of huntsmen for the hunt; also, the persons who so assemble, and the place of meeting.
- adj. Suitable; fit; proper; appropriate; qualified; convenient.
- adv. Meetly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To come into the same place with (another person or thing); come into the presence of; of persons, come face to face with.
- To come up to from a different direction; join by going toward; come to by approaching from the opposite direction, as distinguished from overtake: as, to meet a person in the road.
- To come into physical contact with; join by touching or uniting with; be or become contiguous to.
- To come upon; encounter; attain to; reach the perception, possession, or experience of: as, to meet one's fate calmly; his conduct meets the approbation of the public; you will meet your reward.
- To come into collision with; encounter with force or opposition; come or move against: as, to meet the enemy in battle.
- To come into conformity to; be or act in agreement with: as, conduct that meets one's expectations.
- To discharge; satisfy: as, to meet a note at maturity.
- To answer; refute: as, to meet an opponent's objections.
- Synonyms To light or happen upon.
- To comply with, fulfil.
- To come together; come face to face; join company, assemble, or congregate.
- To come together in opposition or in contention, as in fight, competition, or play.
- To come into contact; form a junction; unite; be contiguous or coalesce.
- To combine.
- To come together exactly; agree; square or balance, as accounts.
- To light on; find; come to: often said of an unexpected event.
- We met with many things worthy of observation.
- To suffer; be exposed to; experience.
- To obviate. [A Latinism.]
- To counteract; oppose.
- [Meet in the intransitive sense is sometimes conjugated with to be as an auxiliary as well as with have.] Synonyms To collect, muster, gather.
- n. A meeting of huntsmen for fox-hunting or coursing, or of bicyclists for a ride; also, the company so met.
- n. The place appointed for such a meeting; the rendezvous.
- Fit; suitable; proper; convenient; adapted; appropriate.
- Proper; own.
- Synonyms Fitting, suitable, suited, congenial.
- n. An equal; a companion.
- n. In geometry: The straight line common to two planes.
- n. A point which is on each of two straights: also called their cross.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. get together socially or for a specific purpose
- n. a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held
- v. meet by design; be present at the arrival of
- v. undergo or suffer
- v. be adjacent or come together
- v. contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
- v. fill or meet a want or need
- v. satisfy a condition or restriction
- v. get to know; get acquainted with
- v. be in direct physical contact with; make contact
- v. come together
- v. experience as a reaction
- v. satisfy or fulfill
- adj. being precisely fitting and right
- v. collect in one place
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