Met

Definitions

  • Little Black Sambo met another Tiger
    Little Black Sambo met another Tiger
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Met imp. & p. p. of Meet.
    • Met imp. & p. p. of Mete, to measure.
    • Met p. p. of Mete, to dream.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

HOW ULYSSES MET NAUSICAA HOW ULYSSES MET NAUSICAA
How the queen met the lion-fairy How the queen met the lion-fairy

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Baseball's National League was born in 1876. Eight competing baseball teams met in New York City's Grand Central Hotel. The first president of the new league was Morgan Gardner Bulkeley, who later became a US Senator. The eight original cities with teams were: Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Louisville and Hartford. Two of the original teams are now in the American League (Boston and New York) while Louisville and Hartford are now minor-league baseball towns.
    • n met Preterit and past participle of meet.
    • n met An obsolete preterit of mete.
    • n met A measure of any kind; a bushel; a barrel.
    • met An abbreviation
    • met of metaphor, metaphorical, metaphorically;
    • met of metaphysical, metaphysically, metaphysics;
    • met of metropolitan.
    • met A combining form sometimes used in organic chemistry in place of meta-.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Including the 2000 World Series, there have been only three meetings between teams from the same city: 1906 (Cubs vs. White Sox), 1944 (Cardinals vs. Browns) and 2000 (Mets vs. Yankees).
    • pa.t., pa.p Met of meet.
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It's not a slam at you when people are rude -- it's a slam at the people they've met before.”
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben%20Jonson
    “He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity”
  • Will Rogers
    Will%20Rogers
    “I never met a man I didn't like.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.”
  • James F. Bell
    James F. Bell
    “Fear is met and destroyed with courage.”
  • Rodney Dangerfield
    Rodney Dangerfield
    “My wife and I were happy for twenty. Then we met!”

Idioms

Hail-fellow-well-met - Someone whose behavior is hearty, friendly and congenial.
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Usage

In literature:

Mother says he was the handsomest boy she ever met, and the cleverest, and the best.
"The Fortunes of the Farrells" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
At sunset he again climbed a tree, but the same sight met his eyes.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
They spoke, and met and met again, till they became like friends.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
Apparently Evans had met the turning column.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
I had never met the gentlemen of the company and I was a little puzzled how to act with them.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
I bade my host farewell, thanking him for his entertainment and thinking I had never met a more courteous gentleman.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
The two men walked towards each other and met face to face.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
Indeed, I met in Rio de Janeiro and S. Paulo men who would be remarkable anywhere.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
She resolved to bear herself more coldly if they met again.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
But he met Nell in the passage.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
Robert Louis had met an American woman, and they seemed to like each other.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
Here drift ice was met with, but he nevertheless made rapid progress, so that on the 1st September he reached 77 deg.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
No sights of violence or suffering met the eye.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Called upon Mr. Hulme and met with a very gracious reception.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
I could feel Alicia looking me over critically the moment we met.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
That was the only swearing guerrilla we met; the others seemed to have too much respect for us to talk loud.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
The attack was splendidly met and finally repulsed.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
Perhaps you had some business which you were going to when you met me.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
I met him on the stand on Tuesday, when he amusingly described his adventures on the Continent.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Women librarians also have met with some favor.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
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In poetry:

The kyng red the letturs anon,
And seid, "so met I the,
Ther was neuer zoman in mery Inglond
I longut so sore to see.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
She's taen her seven sons in her hand,
I wot she didna fail;
She met Lord Thomas and his bride,
As they came oer the dale.
"Fair Annie" by Andrew Lang
Now we met and loved and parted,
None on earth can ever know--
Nor how pure and gentle-hearted
Beamed the mourned one years ago!
"Years Ago." by George Pope Morris
He sayd, "It was the Doglas promys
This day to met me hear;
But I wyste he wolde faylle, verament;"
A great oth the Perse swear.
"Chevy-Chase" by Anonymous British
Zachtkens zet zij aan mijn zijde
Op den leêgen stoel zich neêr;
En zij drukt mijn koude vingers
Met een handdruk, naamloos teêr.
"Engelen" by Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate
Then they heard a yell of laughter
As they turned away the eye;
And they gazed again where nothing
Met their sight but cliff and sky;
"Loch Buy" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell

In news:

Mets, Twins appear to be two frontrunners in Cliff Lee sweepstakes.
The board met Thursday at City Hall to consider short term erosion control measures.
Will and Erwynn met at church and fell in love.
She met for more than an hour with the new president, Vojislav Kostunica, but the two appear to have disagreed on many issues.
Met Costume Institute gala red carpet.
'Jon Donahue one of the kindest people I have ever met'.
Brad Barr/US Presswire Chris Young has made two starts for the Mets this year.
ATLANTA — A variety of logistical maneuvers already occurred today, but we'll start with the most pressing: Mets starter Chris Young has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right biceps tendinitis.
Democrat Peter Welch and Republican Mark Donka met in a debate moderated by VPR's Jane Lindholm.
Kathy Griffin didn't hold back when she met Tea Party presidential candidate Michele Bachman at a recent rally in Washington, D.C.
Have you ever met a supreme hater.
Harry Weltman, the Nets' general manager, met for 90 minutes yesterday with Otis Birdsong , the guard who played in only seven games last season because of a series of injuries.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh just met with reporters following practice and provided an update on several of his injured players.
Students ages 6-10 met at the pottery studio in the Town of Tradition for "My Muse" week, where they chose their own designs, patterns and colors for their creations.
We met in the early '90s when Reggie showed up at my Thursday night gig at Bedrock's.
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In science:

In recent years, this or related problems have been met in a number of contexts in physics of 2-dimensional systems.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
If the main condition Eq.(2.7) of applicability of the paraxial approximation is met, this requirement is distances large compared with the typical diffraction length xdiff .
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
As shown in Section VI B, these expectation are almost never met.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
In the following we need to include the possibility that σ |[σ(0),O ] is the C 5 -curve we met in case (a).
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
The structures we have met so far all belong to the realm of two-dimensional topological manifolds.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
Accordingly, additional integrability conditions must then be met to obtain a complex structure.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
By making the identifications ψ(p) = ep , p0 = 0 and G = B we see that the conditions a)–c) of Theorem 5.6 are met.
Bicomplex algebra and function theory
We will verify below that these conditions are indeed met in our case when x is small.
Localization of polymers in a finite medium with fixed random obstacles
We begin with investigating what conditions have to be met when a LOG is implemented in system 1 and a symplectic operation in system 2.
Conditions for the local manipulation of Gaussian states
I met the opinion that in this construction the degenerate graphs become unimportant in the limit N → ∞.
Defining statistical ensembles of random graphs
These requirements are met by the combinator ONCEBU. (I I I ) We want to find out if naturals occur in the term.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
In three dimensions, none of the four Fisher criteria are met.
Clusters in Simple Fluids
Indeed, early reports that sufficiently strong noise can complet ely synchronize two identical chaotic systems were initially met with scepticism and attributed to finite precision of comput ations or to biased noise .
Synchronization of Random Linear Maps
Let us refer as ”robust” the phases for which either condition (1) or equivalently (2) is met.
Robust superfluid phases of 3He in aerogel
These configurations are sparse, since on average the light propagation in the media is diffusive, i.e. the condition k l ≫ 1 is met, where k is the wave number and l is the mean free path.
Universal Fluctuations of the Random Lasing Threshold in a Sample of a Finite Area
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