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  1. meet
    IPA[mēt]
  2. verb

    • 1. come into the presence or company of (someone) by chance or arrangement:

      a week later I met him in the street we met for lunch they arranged to meet up that afternoon
      Synonym : encounter, meet up with, come face to face with, make contact with, run into/across, come across/upon, chance on, happen on, light on, stumble across/on, bump into
    • 2. make the acquaintance of (someone) for the first time:

      she took Paul to meet her parents we met at an office party
      Synonym : get to know, be introduced to, make the acquaintance of
    • 3. (of a group of people) assemble for a particular purpose:

      the committee meets once a week
      Synonym : gather, assemble, come together, get together, congregate, convene, muster, rally, foregather
    • 4. have a meeting with (someone):

      he met with the president on September 16
    • 5. go to a place and wait there for (a person or their means of transport) to arrive:

      I offered to meet their train
      Synonym : encounter, meet up with, come face to face with, make contact with, run into/across, come across/upon, chance on, happen on, light on, stumble across/on, bump into
    • 6. play or oppose in a contest:

      in the final match, the U.S. will meet Brazil the Twins and Mariners will not meet again until September
    • 7. encounter or be faced with (a particular fate, situation, attitude, or reaction):

      he met his death in 1946 we met with a slight setback
      Synonym : face, encounter, undergo, experience, go through, bear, suffer, endure
    • 8. have (a particular reaction) to:

      the announcement was met with widespread protests
      Synonym : greet, receive, answer, deal with, handle, treat, face, cope with, approach
    • 9. receive (a particular reaction):

      I'm sorry if it doesn't meet with your approval
    • 10. touch; join:

      the curtains failed to meet in the middle our eyes met across the table Harry's lips met hers
      Synonym : come together, converge, connect, touch, link up, reach, abut, butt, adjoin, join, unite, intersect, cross
    • 11. fulfill or satisfy (a need, requirement, or condition):

      this policy is doing nothing to meet the needs of women they failed to meet the noon deadline
      Synonym : fulfill, satisfy, fill, measure up to, match (up to), conform to, come up to, perform, comply with, answer
    • 12. pay (a financial claim or obligation):

      all your household expenses will still have to be met
      Synonym : pay, settle, clear, honor, liquidate, satisfy, discharge, pay off, square, account for

    noun

    • 1. an organized event at which a number of races or other sporting contests are held:

      a swim meet
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: meet, 3rd person present: meets, gerund or present participle: meeting, past tense: met, past participle: met

    • adjective

      suitable; fit; proper:
    • verb

      arrange or happen to come into the presence or company of (someone):

      make the acquaintance of (someone) for the first time:

    • noun

      a gathering of riders and hounds before a hunt begins:

      an organized event at which a number of races or other athletic contests are held:

    • adjective

      suitable or proper:
    • abbreviation

      metaphor.

      metaphysics.

    • noun

      an assembly of people, especially the members of a society or committee, for discussion or entertainment:

      a gathering of people, especially Quakers, for worship.

    • abbreviation

      the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

      the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

    • combining form

      variant spelling of meta- shortened before a vowel or
    • abbreviation

      meteorological:

      the Meteorological Office in the UK.

    • noun

      an assembly of people for a particular purpose, especially for formal discussion:

      a gathering of people, especially Quakers, for worship.

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