• WordNet 3.6
    • adj meet being precisely fitting and right "it is only meet that she should be seated first"
    • v meet contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle "Princeton plays Yale this weekend","Charlie likes to play Mary"
    • v meet fill or meet a want or need
    • v meet 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"
    • v meet meet by design; be present at the arrival of "Can you meet me at the train station?"
    • v meet come together "I'll probably see you at the meeting","How nice to see you again!"
    • v meet undergo or suffer "meet a violent death","suffer a terrible fate"
    • v meet collect in one place "We assembled in the church basement","Let's gather in the dining room"
    • v meet get together socially or for a specific purpose
    • v meet satisfy or fulfill "meet a need","this job doesn't match my dreams"
    • v meet get to know; get acquainted with "I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!","we met in Singapore"
    • v meet satisfy a condition or restriction "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
    • v meet be adjacent or come together "The lines converge at this point"
    • v meet experience as a reaction "My proposal met with much opposition"
    • n meet a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Little Red Riding-Hood meets the Wolf Little Red Riding-Hood meets the Wolf
Pinocchio Meets the Cat and the Fox Pinocchio Meets the Cat and the Fox
Meeting Between Charles Viii, and Anne of Brittany——282 Meeting Between Charles Viii, and Anne of Brittany——282
dingo and wolfhound meeting dingo and wolfhound meeting
Where Patrols Meet. The Half-Way Point Where Patrols Meet. The Half-Way Point

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: People who meet their calcium need reduce their risk of developing kidney stones
    • n Meet An assembling together; esp., the assembling of huntsmen for the hunt; also, the persons who so assemble, and the place of meeting.
    • adv Meet mēt Meetly.
    • a Meet Suitable; fit; proper; appropriate; qualified; convenient. "It was meet that we should make merry."
    • Meet To assemble together; to congregate; as, Congress meets on the first Monday of December. "They . . . appointed a day to meet together."
    • Meet 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.
    • Meet 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. "His daughter came out to meet him."
    • Meet 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. "O, when meet now
      Such pairs in love and mutual honor joined !"
    • Meet To come together by mutual concessions; hence, to agree; to harmonize; to unite.
    • Meet To come together with hostile purpose; to have an encounter or conflict. "Weapons more violent, when next we meet ,
      May serve to better us and worse our foes."
    • Meet 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.
    • Meet 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.
    • Meet 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. "Of vice or virtue, whether blest or curst,
      Which meets contempt, or which compassion first."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • 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).
    • meet To come into the same place with (another person or thing); come into the presence of; of persons, come face to face with.
    • meet To come up to from a different direction; join by going toward; come to by approaching from the opposite direction, as distinguished from overtake: as, to meet a person in the road.
    • meet To come into physical contact with; join by touching or uniting with; be or become contiguous to.
    • meet To come upon; encounter; attain to; reach the perception, possession, or experience of: as, to meet one's fate calmly; his conduct meets the approbation of the public; you will meet your reward.
    • meet To come into collision with; encounter with force or opposition; come or move against: as, to meet the enemy in battle.
    • meet To come into conformity to; be or act in agreement with: as, conduct that meets one's expectations.
    • meet To discharge; satisfy: as, to meet a note at maturity.
    • meet To answer; refute: as, to meet an opponent's objections.
    • meet Synonyms To light or happen upon.
    • meet To comply with, fulfil.
    • meet To come together; come face to face; join company, assemble, or congregate.
    • meet To come together in opposition or in contention, as in fight, competition, or play.
    • meet To come into contact; form a junction; unite; be contiguous or coalesce.
    • meet To combine.
    • meet To come together exactly; agree; square or balance, as accounts.
    • meet To light on; find; come to: often said of an unexpected event.
    • meet We met with many things worthy of observation.
    • meet To suffer; be exposed to; experience.
    • meet To obviate. [A Latinism.]
    • meet To counteract; oppose.
    • meet [Meet in the intransitive sense is sometimes conjugated with to be as an auxiliary as well as with have.] Synonyms To collect, muster, gather.
    • n meet A meeting of huntsmen for fox-hunting or coursing, or of bicyclists for a ride; also, the company so met.
    • n meet The place appointed for such a meeting; the rendezvous.
    • meet Fit; suitable; proper; convenient; adapted; appropriate.
    • meet Proper; own.
    • meet Equal.
    • meet Even.
    • meet Synonyms Fitting, suitable, suited, congenial.
    • n meet An equal; a companion.
    • n meet In geometry: The straight line common to two planes.
    • n meet A point which is on each of two straights: also called their cross.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is Texas law that when two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.
    • adj Meet mēt fitting: qualified
    • v.t Meet mēt to come face to face: to encounter in conflict: to find or experience; to refute: be suitable to: satisfy, as by payment: to receive as a welcome
    • v.i Meet to come together from different points: to assemble: to have an encounter: to balance or come out correct:—pa.t. and pa.p. met
    • n Meet a meeting, as of huntsmen
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  • Ogden Nash
    “Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.”
  • Wilson Mizner
    “Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down.”
  • Spencer W. Kimball
    Spencer W. Kimball
    “God does notice us, and He watches over us. But it is usually through another person that he meets our needs.”
  • Ivan Shaffer
    Ivan Shaffer
    “A man isn't a man until he has to meet a payroll.”
  • Walt Kelly
    Walt Kelly
    “We have meet the enemy; and he is us.”
  • John Gay
    “We only part to meet again.”


Both ends meet - If you make both ends meet, you live off the money you earn and don't go into debt.
Make ends meet - If somebody finds it hard to make ends meet, they have problems living on the money they earn.
Meet someone halfway - If you meet someone halfway, you accept some of their ideas and make concessions.
Meet your expectations - If something doesn't meet your expectations, it means that it wasn't as good as you had thought it was going to be; a disappointment.
Meet your Maker - If someone has gone to meet their Maker, they have died.
Meet your match - If you meet your match, you meet a person who is at least as good if not better than you are at something.
More than meets the eye - If there is more than meets the eye to something, it is more complex or difficult than it appears.
Where the rubber meets the road - (USA) Where the rubber meets the road is the most important point for something, the moment of truth. An athlete can train all day, but the race is where the rubber meets the road and they'll know how good they really are.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. mete, fitting, moderate, scanty, AS. mǣte, moderate; akin to gemet, fit, meet, metan, to mete, and G. mässig, moderate, gemäss, fitting. See Mete


In literature:

I have one which meets my wishes, and which, I think, will meet the views of, and be acceptable to, the Conference.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
The voice of the meeting pointed to me to undertake this work.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
One day he chanced to meet Gertrude by the beautiful fountain.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Perhaps he had studiously avoided meeting his opponent, and certainly Mr. Bolitho had not been anxious to meet him.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Early in the afternoon he passed several clearings and cabins, where he stopped to receive directions to the school-house and meeting-house.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Remarkable Meeting near Alexandria.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
She threw her flowers on the table, sprang forward to meet Elsie, seized her hands and called to Margaret.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
The two chums were delighted to meet again, especially as so much had happened since their last meeting.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
He had turned and was advancing to meet her.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
A few remained going about to meetings of the peasantry, at the daily risk of death; for every pastor taken was hung.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles

In poetry:

Fareweel, O fareweel!
My heart it is sair;
Fareweel, O fareweel!
I'll meet him nae mair.
"Fareweel, O Fareweel" by Carolina Oliphant
Down to the beach I ran to meet him;
He would come as he had said:
And he came--in a sailor's coffin,
Dead! . . . . . .
"A Sailor’s Wife" by Cale Young Rice
"To take thee to my home I sware,
And here we were to meet:
Wilt thou a narrow coffin share,
And part my winding sheet?
"Night Scenes Of Other Times" by Joanna Baillie
"And to-night we know the secret
That will charm Him to our side:
If we call upon His Mother,
He will meet us on the tide."
"Lake Como" by Abram Joseph Ryan
O, think how thy dread Judge shall come
Upon the clouds, to seal thy doom!
Prepare to meet him then, above,
As a young bride to meet her love.
"Advice, Concerning The Government Of Our Thoughts" by Rees Prichard
Dear friends, we've met, as it is meet
That we should meet at such a time,
Each other and our host to greet,—
Or guest, 'tis all the same in rhyme.
"The Donation Visit" by David John Scott

In news:

There is no scheduled meeting for the BOA for January BOA is scheduled to meet again in Feb 25, 2008.
Meet state Sen Rodney Tom and state Reps Deb Eddy and Ross Hunter — 48th Legislative District lawmakers — at the Feb 18 meeting.
After being tabled at the School Board's last meeting, the Board approved renewing this agreement at their meeting on Monday night.
The town meeting vote is set for 6 pm today in the meeting room at Town Hall, 28 Main St, Jewett City.
Portland's gang task force meeting drew a larger crowd than usual, to say goodbye to Mayor Sam Adams , who co-chaired his final meeting as mayor.
To address this, Skaggs now plans to have meeting minutes approved by board members via email within two weeks of a meeting.
Director Don Althouse appeared at Monday's supervisors meeting to address claims made at the prior meeting that the lodge was illegally being rented out for events such as weddings.
"We must meet as Americans, not as Democrats or Republicans, and we must meet until this crisis is resolved," John McCain said on Wednesday, explaining his decision to suspend his campaign and not participate in the first presidential debate.
The meet featured 177 of the top runners in the state of Massachusetts, as determined by placement in divisional meets two weeks ago.
Plymouth Meeting, Pa. Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust said that American Eagle Outfitters plans to open a 5,732-sq.-ft. Store at its Plymouth Meeting Mall property in spring 2013.
At this meeting members of Nebraska Cattlemen have the opportunity to participate in discussions in council and committee meetings.
I have another pair of Meet and greet tickets to meet Trey Songz at 5pm again today.
Redding councilors' talk outside meeting fuels open meetings argument .
The participants got back to work on the goals they identified in the previous meeting — coming up with specific actions that can be taken to meet them.
The group will meet each Tuesday, beginning Jan 15, from 4 pm to 5:30 pm, with eight weekly meetings, concluding March 5.

In science:

In the random magnetic field case, the traditional approach of the theory of disordered systems meets difficulties on the very first steps.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
S, and meets no lift of any closed geodesic of S.
A norm on homology of surfaces and counting simple geodesics
It is worthwhile to note that in Zαβ , we meet a purely post–Riemannian part.
A class of colliding waves in metric-affine gravity, nonmetricity and torsion shock waves
Note that a generic fibre Fc := f −1 (c) is a punctured Riemann surface with punctures precisely where F c meets a horizontal curve.
Rational polynomials of simple type
Then by the proof of Lemma 3.4 there are at least two (1, 0) horizontal curves whose proper transforms have self-intersection < −1 and meet ˜L∞ .
Rational polynomials of simple type