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Definitions of meet

  1. 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"
  2. collect in one place; " We assembled in the church basement"; " Let's gather in the dining room"
  3. come together; " I'll probably see you at the meeting"; " How nice to see you again!"
  4. of a condition or restriction
  5. be adjacent or come together; " The lines converge at this point"
  6. satisfy or fulfill; " meet a need"; " this job doesn't match my dreams"
  7. experience as a reaction; " My proposal met with much opposition"
  8. contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; " Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; " Charlie likes to play Mary"
  9. fill or meet a want or need
  10. get together socially or for a specific purpose
  11. a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held
  12. meet by design; be present at the arrival of; " Can you meet me at the train station?"
  13. undergo or suffer; " meet a violent death"; " suffer a terrible fate"
  14. get to know; get acquainted with; " I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!"; " we met in Singapore"
  15. satisfy a condition or restriction; " Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
  16. being precisely fitting and right; " it is only meet that she should be seated first"
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. To come together with hostile purpose; to have an encounter or conflict.
  24. To assemble together; to congregate; as, Congress meets on the first Monday of December.
  25. To come together by mutual concessions; hence, to agree; to harmonize; to unite.
  26. An assembling together; esp., the assembling of huntsmen for the hunt; also, the persons who so assemble, and the place of meeting.
  27. Suitable; fit; proper; appropriate; qualified; convenient.
  28. Meetly.
  29. To come up to from a different direction; to come face to face with; to come into collision with; to be introduced to; to fight with; fall in with; undergo; as, the ship met disaster; to be perceived by; as, a sad sight met their gaze; satisfy; as, to meet a demand; come upon.
  30. To come together in one place; to come into touch with each other, as in introduction, opposition, etc.; to gather together; be united.
  31. A gathering of huntsmen, athletes, etc.; the place of coming together.
  32. Fit; suitable; approprlate; as, food meet for a king.
  33. Met.
  34. Meeting.
  35. Fitting: qualified: adapted.
  36. MEETNESS.
  37. To come face to face: to encounter: to find: to receive, as a welcome.
  38. To come together: to assemble: to have an encounter:- pa. t. and pa. p. met.
  39. A meeting, as of huntsmen.
  40. Mot.
  41. To come together.
  42. To encounter; find.
  43. To come together; assemble.
  44. To come to by mutual advance from opposite directions; encounter; pay; satisfy; harmonize with; refute.
  45. Suitable; adapted;.
  46. A meeting, or place of meeting, as of huntsmen.
  47. Fitting; suitable; proper. See Mete.
  48. A meeting of huntsmen for coursing.
  49. To come face to face with; to join; to encounter: to come together with; to find; to receive; to fit in with; to satisfy.
  50. To encounter; to come together: to assemble: to come in contact.
  51. Fit; according to measure; suitable.
  52. To come together; to come face to face; to come in contact; to encounter; to find or light upon.
  53. A meeting or assembly of huntsmen.
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Quotes of meet

  1. Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called everybody, and they meet at the bar. – Drew Carey
  2. While some people are certainly seeing economic benefits, many others are unemployed, underemployed, without health insurance and struggling to make ends meet – Jerry Costello
  3. When we meet I'm interested and I'm curious about what he's doing because he's burning a number from a client. And I'm like, 'Who is this?' and my girlfriend's like, 'That's a drug dealer. Stay away from him.' – Rosario Dawson
  4. Courtney Love is really cool and funny. I would like to meet Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. I think I could play their daughters. – Dakota Fanning
  5. Estuaries are coastal bays, harbors, sounds and lagoons, places where rivers meet the sea. – Jim Gerlach
  6. There are no chaste minds. Minds copulate wherever they meet – Eric Hoffer
  7. Now I meet people with full -color Wolverine tattoos on their backs. Thank God I did okay, because I think if I hadn't, they'd spit on me in the street. – Hugh Jackman
  8. Some people are so fond of ill luck that they run halfway to meet it. – Douglas William Jerrold
  9. It has been my experience that if we make the effort to listen to people when we meet them, and work to get to know them a little, it is then easy to find something likeable in practically anyone. – Bryant H. McGill
  10. Until we meet again, may the good Lord take a liking to you. – Roy Rogers
  11. Unless we abandon elements which resemble a police state, we can't meet the demands of being a modern society. – Ahmet Necdet Sezner
  12. It was there that, through a mutual friend, I met John Waters- proving what I've always said: you meet the best people on field trips. – Mink Stole
  13. I have never done Cult TV before, the convention was good. It gives the fans a chance to meet the celebrities. Connect with the guy that used to be a bunch of coloured dots on your TV screen. – Peter Tork
  14. I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love. – William Butler Yeats

Usage examples for meet

  1. We have to meet the through freight there." – Tom of the Raiders by Austin Bishop
  2. You'll never meet him. – Combat by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  3. There are some people there I'd like you to meet – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  4. You will hear from me again after I meet Ragobah. – The-Darrow-Enigma by Severy, Melvin Linwood
  5. I am going to meet her. – Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades by Florence Holbrook
  6. No, we must not meet – The Heart of Una Sackville by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  7. " Why, of course they may meet here," her mother replied. – A Missionary Twig by Emma L. Burnett
  8. " Let us go and meet 'em. – Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot
  9. " I'm very glad to meet you, Mr. Meldon," he said. – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  10. I won't meet that man! – The Machine by Upton Sinclair
  11. When I arrived there, a few days ago, I had no reason to suppose that I should meet him. – The Late Mrs. Null by Frank Richard Stockton
  12. I've told you already that he has let me in for engagements that I cannot meet if he goes back on his word. – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  13. Yet what would they say when they should meet – Kincaid's Battery by George W. Cable
  14. I'd like to meet you when you have more time, and talk it over. – Lost Farm Camp by Harry Herbert Knibbs
  15. With Miss Gryll and Lord Curryfin, both meet in both. – Gryll Grange by Thomas Love Peacock Commentator: George Saintsbury
  16. You'll come to meet us, won't you? – Uncanny Tales by Mary Louisa Molesworth
  17. If you don't mind, I'll go and meet Lola. – Lola by Owen Davis
  18. If it is Spotted Deer our brothers will meet him. – Spotted Deer by Elmer Gregor
  19. Let us go and meet him. – The Evil Shepherd by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  20. Why did you meet him? – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner

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