Definition of Meet in English :

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Meet meaning in English

Meaning of Meet in English

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Meet pronunciation in English

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1. meet, sports meeting

a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held


2. come across, encounter, meet, run across, run into, see

come together

Example Sentences:
'I'll probably see you at the meeting'
'How nice to see you again!'

3. get together, meet

get together socially or for a specific purpose

4. converge, meet

be adjacent or come together

Example Sentences:
'The lines converge at this point'

5. fill, fulfil, fulfill, meet, satisfy

fill or meet a want or need

6. conform to, fit, meet

satisfy a condition or restriction

Example Sentences:
'Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?'

7. cope with, match, meet

satisfy or fulfill

Example Sentences:
'meet a need'
'this job doesn't match my dreams'

8. assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet

collect in one place

Example Sentences:
'We assembled in the church basement'
'Let's gather in the dining room'

9. meet

get to know; get acquainted with

Example Sentences:
'I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!'
'we met in Singapore'

10. meet

meet by design; be present at the arrival of

Example Sentences:
'Can you meet me at the train station?'

11. encounter, meet, play, take on

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

Example Sentences:
'Princeton plays Yale this weekend'
'Charlie likes to play Mary'

12. encounter, meet, receive

experience as a reaction

Example Sentences:
'My proposal met with much opposition'

13. meet, suffer

undergo or suffer

Example Sentences:
'meet a violent death'
'suffer a terrible fate'

14. adjoin, contact, meet, touch

be in direct physical contact with; make contact

Example Sentences:
'The two buildings touch'
'Their hands touched'
'The wire must not contact the metal cover'
'The surfaces contact at this point'


15. fitting, meet

being precisely fitting and right

Example Sentences:
'it is only meet that she should be seated first'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verbWord forms: meets, meeting or met
1. (sometimes foll by up or(US) with)
to come together (with), either by design or by accident; encounter
I met him unexpectedly
we met at the station
to come into or be in conjunction or contact with (something or each other)
the roads meet in the town
the sea meets the sky
3. (transitive)
to come to or be at the place of arrival of
to meet a train
to make the acquaintance of or be introduced to (someone or each other)
have you two met?
to gather in the company of (someone or each other)
the board of directors meets on Tuesday
to come into the presence of (someone or each other) as opponents
Joe meets Fred in the boxing match
7. (transitive)
to cope with effectively; satisfy
to meet someone's demands
8. (transitive)
to be apparent to (esp in the phrase meet the eye)
9. (transitive)
to return or counter
to meet a blow with another
to agree with (someone or each other)
we met him on the price he suggested
11. (transitive; sometimes foll by with)
to experience; suffer
he met his death in a road accident
to occur together
courage and kindliness met in him
13. (transitive) Caribbean
to find (a person, situation, etc) in a specified condition
I met the door open
14.  meet and greet
the assembly of hounds, huntsmen, etc, prior to a hunt
a meeting, esp a sports meeting
17. US
the place where the paths of two railway trains meet or cross
18.  meet-and-greet
proper, fitting, or correct

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


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verb transitiveWord forms: met or ˈmeeting
to come upon or encounter; esp., to come face to face with or up to (a person or thing moving from a different direction)
to be present at the arrival of
to meet a bus
to come into contact, connection, or conjunction with
the ball met the bat
to come into the presence or company of
to be introduced to; get acquainted with
to keep an appointment or engagement with
to encounter in or as in battle; contend with
to deal with; face
to meet angry words with a laugh
to refute or deal with effectively
to meet an objection
to experience
to meet disaster
to come within the perception of (the eye, ear, etc.)
to comply with; satisfy (a demand, etc.)
to pay (a bill, etc.)
verb intransitive
to come together, as from different directions
to come into contact, connection, or conjunction
to become acquainted; be introduced
to be opposed in or as in battle; contend
to be united
to assemble
to come together for discussion, bargaining, etc. (with)
a meeting, gathering, or assembling, as for a sporting event
a track meet
the people who so meet or the place of meeting
suitable; proper; fit

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of meet
v. met (mĕt), meet·ing, meets
a. To come into the presence of by chance or arrangement: I was surprised to meet an old friend in the park. I met a friend for coffee.
b. To come into the company of: I met my colleagues for a meeting.
c. To be introduced to; make the acquaintance of: Have you met my wife?
d. To come together or confront in opposition: The rival teams meet next week.
2. To be present at the arrival of: met the train.
3. To come into conjunction with; join or touch: where the road meets the highway.
4. To come into conformity with the views, wishes, or opinions of: The firm has done its best to meet us on that point.
5. To come to the notice of (the senses): There is more here than meets the eye.
6. To experience or undergo: He met his fate with courage. The project has met a setback.
a. To be sufficient for (a need, for example); fulfill: meet all the conditions in the contract. See Synonyms at satisfy.
b. To deal or contend with effectively: We can meet each problem as it arises.
c. To pay; settle: enough money to meet expenses.
1. To come together: Didn't recognize him when we met. Where should we meet for lunch?
2. To come into conjunction; be joined: The two pipes meet in the corner.
3. To come together as opponents; contend: The team met with its rival.
4. To become introduced: Where did the two of you meet?
5. To assemble: Protesters met in the square.
6. To occur together, especially in one person or entity: Suspense and intrigue meet in this new movie.
A meeting or contest, especially an athletic competition.
Fitting; proper: "It seems not meet, nor wholesome to my place" (Shakespeare).

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