verb (used with object), met, meet·ing.
verb (used without object), met, meet·ing.
- to come across; encounter: to meet with opposition.
- to experience; undergo; receive: The visitors met with courtesy during their stay.
- to join, as for conference or instruction: I met with her an hour a day until we solved the problem.
SYNONYMS FOR meet
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Idioms for meet
- to concede in part, as to the demands of an opposing faction; make concessions, as to another person; compromise: Despite their differences, the union and the company finally agreed to meet halfway and settle their dispute.
- to anticipate another's actions and conduct oneself accordingly.
Origin of meet1
OTHER WORDS FROM meetmeeter, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH meetmeat, meet
Words nearby meet
Definition for meet (2 of 2)
Origin of meet2
OTHER WORDS FROM meetmeetness, noun
How to use meet in a sentence
I asked Renee if that had changed in the two years since they met.
It's getting to the point where I don't know if I want to be close friends with this version of Elizabeth, which is difficult because we're both still active in the same activity where we first met.Miss Manners: Time to cut ties with longtime friend?|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Instead, helmet makers simply have to keep records of testing performed at outside labs or their own facilities to prove their helmets meet the standard.
The services will develop a moderation approach that best meets the needs of their consumers.Twenty-Six Words Created the Internet. What Will It Take to Save It?|Stephen Engelberg|February 9, 2021|ProPublica
The NTSB board was meeting virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lee and Coogan did briefly meet with the pope, with pictures to prove it, but no one at the Vatican officially screened the film.Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There are parks filled with men pushing strollers and coffee shops where fathers meet their friends, babes in arms.
On Tuesday, President Obama will meet with Enrique Peña Nieto, the President of Mexico.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When we meet them, their lives are unfulfilled, and at no point are we convinced their condition will change.
I meet Otis J. the night he arrives at “The Castle,” a West Harlem halfway house for newly-released convicts.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He that seeketh the law, shall be filled with it: and he that dealeth deceitfully, shall meet with a stumblingblock therein.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
The Authorised Version has: “And as a mother shall she meet him, and receive him as a wife married of a virgin.”Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
He returned shortly, to meet his mother standing in the doorway, with pale, affrighted face.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
I haven't much time for seeing any one, except my patients, and the people I meet in society.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
Then Jimmy remembered suddenly that he had to meet Grandfather Mole over there.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for meet (1 of 2)
verb meets, meeting or met
Derived forms of meetmeeter, noun
Word Origin for meet
British Dictionary definitions for meet (2 of 2)
Derived forms of meetmeetly, adverb
Word Origin for meet
Idioms and Phrases with meet
In addition to the idioms beginning with meet
- meeting of the minds
- meet one's match
- meet one's Waterloo
- meet the requirements
- meet up with
- meet with
- go (meet) halfway
- make ends meet
- more than meets the eye