- simple past tense and past participle of meet1.
Examples from the Web for unmet
And this mix of intellectualism and faithfulness is filling an unmet need among students on many of these campuses.Can Christians Still Go to Harvard?
Kirsten Powers, Jonathan Merritt
October 12, 2014
There are 75 million boomers, representing a lot of angst, unmet expectations, and fading dreams.Is Suicide Still Shocking?
January 2, 2013
This relieved us of the support of one man, but there were many other needs as yet unmet.How I Know God Answers Prayer
Who could say what unmet necessity might handicap him at some critical time?Flamsted quarries
Mary E. Waller
He will come home, but unmet by his dear Or in the hall, or the dingle, Or on the shingle.Targum
So long as these are unmet, you 'spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which satisfieth not.'Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Cherry family had been so long in their greetings that they were among the last to pass by the unmet traveller and her pillar.The Heart of Arethusa
Francis Barton Fox
- the past tense and past participle of meet 1
- (in Britain) the Metropolitan Police Force: the main police force serving London
- (in the US) the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Word Origin and History for unmet
1879 as colloquial shortening of Metropolitan (n.) "member of the New York Metropolitan Base-Ball Club."
THE baseball season has opened, and along with the twittering of the birds, the budding of the trees, and the clattering of the truck, comes the news that the "Mets were beaten yesterday 17 to 5." It is an infallible sign of spring when the Mets are beaten 17 to 5, and we invariably put on our thinner clothing when we read that refreshing, though perennial news in the papers. ["Life," May 12, 1887]
Used variously to abbreviate other proper names beginning with Metropolitan, e.g. "Metropolitan Museum of Art" (N.Y.), by 1919; "Metropolitan Railway" (stock), by 1890; "Metropolitan Opera Company (N.Y.), by 1922. Related: Mets.
past tense and past participle of meet (v.).
- metabolic equivalent
Idioms and Phrases with unmet
See under meet.