Definitions for MEETmit

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

meetmit(v.; n.)met, meet•ing

  1. (v.t.)to come into the presence of; encounter:

    I met him on the street yesterday.

  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 at noon.

  4. to be present at the arrival of:

    to meet a train.

  5. to come to the apprehension of:

    A strange sight met my eyes.

  6. to enter into dealings or conference with.

  7. to come into physical contact with:

    The car met the bus head-on.

  8. to encounter in opposition, conflict, or contest:

    The rival teams meet each other next week.

  9. to oppose:

    to meet charges with countercharges.

  10. to deal effectively with:

    met the challenge.

  11. to comply with:

    to meet a deadline.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  12. (v.i.)to come together, face to face, or into company:

    We met on the street.

  13. to assemble for action or conference:

    The directors will meet tomorrow.

  14. to become personally acquainted.

  15. to come into contact or form a junction:

    the streets meet.

  16. to concur; agree.

  17. to come together in opposition or conflict.

  18. meet with, to encounter; experience:

    to meet with opposition.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  19. (n.)an assembly for athletic or sports competition, as for racing:

    a track meet.

Origin of meet:

bef. 900; ME meten, OE gemētan; c. OS mōtian, Go gamotjan . See moot



  1. suitable; fitting; proper.

Origin of meet:

bef. 1000; ME mete < aph. var. of imete < OE gemǣte suitable; akin to mete1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. meet, sports meeting(adj)

    a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held

  2. fitting, meet(verb)

    being precisely fitting and right

    "it is only meet that she should be seated first"

  3. meet, run into, encounter, run across, come across, see(verb)

    come together

    "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!"

  4. meet, get together(verb)

    get together socially or for a specific purpose

  5. converge, meet(verb)

    be adjacent or come together

    "The lines converge at this point"

  6. meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil(verb)

    fill or meet a want or need

  7. meet, fit, conform to(verb)

    satisfy a condition or restriction

    "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"

  8. meet, match, cope with(verb)

    satisfy or fulfill

    "meet a need"; "this job doesn't match my dreams"

  9. meet, gather, assemble, forgather, foregather(verb)

    collect in one place

    "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room"

  10. meet(verb)

    get to know; get acquainted with

    "I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!"; "we met in Singapore"

  11. meet(verb)

    meet by design; be present at the arrival of

    "Can you meet me at the train station?"

  12. meet, encounter, play, take on(verb)

    contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle

    "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary"

  13. meet, encounter, receive(verb)

    experience as a reaction

    "My proposal met with much opposition"

  14. suffer, meet(verb)

    undergo or suffer

    "meet a violent death"; "suffer a terrible fate"

  15. touch, adjoin, meet, contact(verb)

    be in direct physical contact with; make contact

    "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. meet(verb)mit

    to get to know sb for the first time

    We met at a party.

  2. meetmit

    (of two or more people) to come together

    The choir meets once a week to practice.; Meet me in the park at 2 o'clock.; I'm meeting with my boss for my review next week.

  3. meetmit

    to come together with sb by chance

    Guess who I met at the mall this morning.

  4. meetmit

    to reach or achieve a goal

    The government claims to have met their employment targets.

  5. meetmit

    (of lines, roads, etc.) to come together; = converge

    The two roads meet on the mountain ridge.

  6. meetmit

    to experience

    The organizers met with a few difficulties.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meet(verb)

    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

  2. Meet(verb)

    to come in collision with; to confront in conflict; to encounter hostilely; as, they met the enemy and defeated them; the ship met opposing winds and currents

  3. Meet(verb)

    to come into the presence of without contact; to come close to; to intercept; to come within the perception, influence, or recognition of; as, to meet a train at a junction; to meet carriages or persons in the street; to meet friends at a party; sweet sounds met the ear

  4. Meet(verb)

    to perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer; as, the eye met a horrid sight; he met his fate

  5. Meet(verb)

    to come up to; to be even with; to equal; to match; to satisfy; to ansver; as, to meet one's expectations; the supply meets the demand

  6. Meet(verb)

    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

  7. Meet(verb)

    to come together with hostile purpose; to have an encounter or conflict

  8. Meet(verb)

    to assemble together; to congregate; as, Congress meets on the first Monday of December

  9. Meet(verb)

    to come together by mutual concessions; hence, to agree; to harmonize; to unite

  10. Meet(noun)

    an assembling together; esp., the assembling of huntsmen for the hunt; also, the persons who so assemble, and the place of meeting

  11. Meet(adj)

    suitable; fit; proper; appropriate; qualified; convenient

  12. Meet(adverb)



  1. Join and meet

    In a partially ordered set P, the join and meet of a subset S are respectively the supremum of S, denoted ⋁S, and infimum of S, denoted ⋀S. In general, the join and meet of a subset of a partially ordered set need not exist; when they do exist, they are elements of P. Join and meet can also be defined as a commutative, associative and idempotent partial binary operation on pairs of elements from P. If a and b are elements from P, the join is denoted as a ∨ b and the meet is denoted a ∧ b. Join and meet are symmetric duals with respect to order inversion. The join/meet of a subset of a totally ordered set is simply its maximal/minimal element. A partially ordered set in which all pairs have a join is a join-semilattice. Dually, a partially ordered set in which all pairs have a meet is meet-semilattice. A partially ordered set that is both a join-semilattice and a meet-semilattice is a lattice. A lattice in which every subset, not just every pair, possesses a meet and a join is a complete lattice. It is also possible to define a partial lattice, in which not all pairs have a meet or join but the operations satisfy certain axioms.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MEET' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #706

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MEET' in Written Corpus Frequency: #817

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MEET' in Verbs Frequency: #60

Translations for MEET

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to come face to face with (eg a person whom one knows), by chance

She met a man on the train.

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