What does meet mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word meet.

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"

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)

    meetly

  13. Origin: [OE. meten, AS. mtan, fr. mt, gemt, a meeting; akin to OS. mtian to meet, Icel. maeta, Goth. gamtjan. See Moot, v. t.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Meet

    mēt, adj. fitting: qualified.—adv. Meet′ly.—n. Meet′ness. [A.S. ge-metmetan, to measure.]

  2. Meet

    mēt, v.t. to come face to face: to encounter in conflict: to find or experience; to refute: be suitable to: satisfy, as by payment: to receive as a welcome.—v.i. to come together from different points: to assemble: to have an encounter: to balance or come out correct:—pa.t. and pa.p. met.—n. a meeting, as of huntsmen.—ns. Meet′ing, a coming face to face for friendly or hostile ends: an interview: an assembly: a crossing of two roads: a junction of two rivers; Meet′ing-house, a house or building where people, esp. Dissenters, meet for public worship; Race′-meet′ing, a stated occasion for horse-racing.—Meet half-way, to make mutual concessions; Meet the ear, or eye, to be told, or shown, anything distinctly: to be readily apparent; Meet with, to come to or upon, esp. unexpectedly: (Bacon) to obviate (as an objection).—Well met, an old complimentary greeting. [A.S. métan, to meet—mót, ge-mót, a meeting.]

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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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of meet in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of meet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. juan gomez:

    live for today die for tomorrow because tomorrow turns into today and today turns into yesterday live for the people you meet today and die for the people you meet tomorrow because it could change your life

  2. Industry Minister James Moore:

    It's up to the proponents to meet the environmental tests, to engage with First Nations (aboriginals), to meet the provincial standards that are expected ... it's up to the firms to deliver on their projects.

  3. Irish Blessing:

    May the road rise to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

  4. Barack Obama:

    I'm declining to meet with him simply because our general policy is, we don't meet with any world leader two weeks before their election, i think that's inappropriate, and that's true with some of our closest allies.

  5. Andrew Schneider:

    I used to think of all the billions of people in the world, and of all those people, how was I going to meet the right ones The right ones to be my friends, the right one to be my husband. Now I just believe you meet the people you're supposed to meet.

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Translations for meet

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ontmoetAfrikaans
  • يَلْتَقِي, تقابل, يلقى, يصادف, يلاقي, صادف, التقى, لاقى, اِلْتَقَى, لقيArabic
  • qarşılamaqAzerbaijani
  • сустрака́цьBelarusian
  • сре́щамBulgarian
  • conèixerCatalan, Valencian
  • potkat, splnitCzech
  • cyfarfod (â), cwrdd, cwrdd (â)Welsh
  • opfylde, mødes, møde, træffeDanish
  • nachkommen, entsprechen, treffen, begegnen, gerechtwerdenGerman
  • kpe, tuEwe
  • συναντιέμαι, συναντώ, γνωρίζωGreek
  • kunveni, renkontiĝi, renkontiEsperanto
  • llenar, conocer, encontrarse, encontrarSpanish
  • دیدار کردنPersian
  • tavata, kohdataFinnish
  • faire la connaissance, donner rendez-vous, rencontrer, retrouver, rejoindre, réunir, prendre en charge, affronter, heurter, satisfaireFrench
  • tachairScottish Gaelic
  • मिलनाHindi
  • találkozik, nekiütközik, megismerkedik, érintkezik, megfelelHungarian
  • հանդիպելArmenian
  • temuIndonesian
  • soddisfare, ottemperare, incontrare, conformarsi, incontrarsiItalian
  • לִפְגוֹשׁHebrew
  • 会う, 待ち合わせる, 遭う, お目にかかる, 遭遇Japanese
  • შეხვედრაGeorgian
  • 만나다Korean
  • satisfacio, coeo, occurro, nanciscorLatin
  • sutikti, susitiktiLithuanian
  • sagaidītLatvian
  • tūtakiMāori
  • сре́ќаваMacedonian
  • møteNorwegian
  • treffen, leren kennen, ontmoeten, vervullen, afspreken, rakenDutch
  • møteNorwegian Nynorsk
  • poznawać, spotkać, widzieć się, spotykać się, zobaczyć się, spotkać się, poznaćPolish
  • encontrar, satisfazerPortuguese
  • tariyQuechua
  • întâlni, atingeRomanian
  • встречаться, знакомиться, собираться, сталкиваться, встречать, соединиться, пересекаться, сходиться, встреча́ть, отвечать, встретить, встре́тить, соединяться, сойтись, подходящий, встретиться, познакомиться, собраться, столкнуться, пересечьсяRussian
  • срести, srestiSerbo-Croatian
  • stretnúťSlovak
  • srečatiSlovene
  • träffa, lämplig, passande, möta, uppfylla, råka, tillbörligSwedish
  • kukutanaSwahili
  • కలుసుకొను, ఏర్పాటుTelugu
  • หาThai
  • magtagpôTagalog
  • rastlamak, karşılamak, buluşmak, kesişmek, rastlaşmak, karşılaşmakTurkish
  • зустріча́ти, зустрі́тиUkrainian
  • ملناUrdu
  • gặpVietnamese
  • טרעפןYiddish

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