Idioms

Origin of meet

1
before 900; Middle English meten, Old English gemētan; cognate with Old Norse mœta, Old Saxon mōtian. See moot1
Related formsmeet·er, noun
Can be confusedmeat meet

Definition for meet (2 of 2)

meet

2
[ meet ]
/ mit /

adjective

suitable; fitting; proper.

Origin of meet

2
before 1000; Middle English mete, aphetic variant (see y-) of imete; representing Old English gemǣte suitable, cognate with German gemäss conformable
Related formsmeet·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for meet (1 of 2)

meet

1
/ (miːt) /

verb meets, meeting or met

noun

Derived Formsmeeter, noun

Word Origin for meet

Old English mētan; related to Old Norse mœta, Old Saxon mōtian

British Dictionary definitions for meet (2 of 2)

meet

2
/ (miːt) /

adjective

archaic proper, fitting, or correct
Derived Formsmeetly, adverb

Word Origin for meet

C13: from variant of Old English gemǣte; related to Old High German māza suitability, Old Norse mǣtr valuable
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Idioms and Phrases with meet

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

also see:

  • go (meet) halfway
  • make ends meet
  • more than meets the eye
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