AskDefine | Define meet

Dictionary Definition

meet adj : being precisely fitting and right; "it is only meet that she should be seated first" [syn: fitting] n : a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held [syn: sports meeting]


1 come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!" [syn: ran into, encounter, run across, come across, see]
2 get together socially or for a specific purpose [syn: get together]
3 be adjacent or come together; "The lines converge at this point" [syn: converge] [ant: diverge, diverge]
4 fill or meet a want or need [syn: satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil]
5 satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?" [syn: fit, conform to]
6 satisfy or fulfill; "meet a need"; "this job doesn't match my dreams" [syn: match, cope with]
7 get to know; get acquainted with; "I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!"; "we met in Singapore"
8 collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room" [syn: gather, assemble, forgather, foregather]
9 meet by design; be present at the arrival of; "Can you meet me at the train station?"
10 contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary" [syn: encounter, play, take on]
11 experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition" [syn: encounter, receive]
12 undergo or suffer; "meet a violent death"; "suffer a terrible fate" [syn: suffer]
13 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" [syn: touch, adjoin, contact] [also: met]

User Contributed Dictionary


Etymology 1




  1. To come face to face with by accident; to encounter.
    Guess who I met at the supermarket today?
    Fancy meeting you here!
  2. To come face to face with someone by arrangement.
    Let's meet at the station at 9 o'clock.
    Shall we meet at 8 p.m in our favorite chatroom?
  3. To converge and finally touch or intersect.
    The two streets meet at a crossroad half a mile away.
  4. To satisfy; to comply with.
    This proposal meets my requirements.
Derived terms
see through arrangement
converge and touch


  1. A sports competition, especially for athletics or swimming.
  2. A gathering of riders, their horses and hounds for the purpose of foxhunting.
  3. A meeting of two trains in opposite directions on a single track, when one is put into a siding to let the other cross. (Antonym: a pass.)
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From O.E. gemæte "suitable, having the same measurements", from the Proto-Germanic root ga-mætijaz (cognate with Dutch meten 'measure', German gemäß "suitable" etc.), itself from collective prefix ga- + Proto-Indo-European root med- "to measure"






  • /met/
  • /met/


  1. - measure(s)


  1. finish line in a competition

Extensive Definition

Meet (or MEET) can have a variety of meanings, depending on the context in which it is used.

See also

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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