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.
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- meet and greet,
- meet one's match,
- meet one's waterloo,
- meet the requirements,
- meet up with
- 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.
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Examples from the Web for meet
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
She was gonna be in New York and wanted to hang around for New Years and hopefully be able to stay long enough to meet our baby.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll|James Joiner|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But the current pontiff, for reasons one might fully understand, declined to meet the would-be papal assassin.
If she only knew what day Jimmy was to be in Washington she could arrange to meet him there.The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware|Annie Fellows Johnston
You have fifteen rum-shops to meet before you get back to your wife and child.A Singular Life|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
No doubt exists with us now that the Shore Lark breeds here; we meet with them very frequently.Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2)|Maria R. Audubon
We also meet with a pentatonic order of intervals in which the Third is flat like in our diatonic minor scale.Musical Myths and Facts, Volume II (of 2)|Carl Engel
I could not help wishing that I had gone with them, to share the difficulties and dangers they might meet.The Wanderers|W.H.G. Kingston
verb meets, meeting or met
Word Origin for meet
Word Origin for meet
Old English metan "to find, find out; fall in with, encounter; obtain," from Proto-Germanic *motjan (cf. Old Norse mæta, Old Frisian meta, Old Saxon motian "to meet," Gothic gamotijan), from PIE root *mod- "to meet, assemble." Related to Old English gemot "meeting." Meaning "to assemble" is from 1520s. Of things, "to come into contact," c.1300. Related: Met; meeting. To meet (someone) halfway in the figurative sense is from 1620s.
"proper, fitting," Old English gemæte, Anglian *gemete, "suitable, having the same dimensions," from Proto-Germanic *ga-mætijaz (cf. Old Norse mætr, Old High German gimagi, German gemäß "suitable"), from collective prefix *ga- + PIE *med- "to measure" (see medical (adj.)). The basic formation is thus the same as that of commensurate.
1831 in the sporting sense, originally of gatherings for hunting, from meet (v.).
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