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See synonyms for met on
  1. simple past tense and past participle of meet1.

Origin of met

First recorded before 900

Other words from met

  • un·met, adjective

Words Nearby met

Other definitions for Met (2 of 4)



Other definitions for met- (3 of 4)


  1. variant of meta- before a vowel: metempirical.

Other definitions for met. (4 of 4)


  1. metaphor.

  2. metaphysics.

  1. meteorology.

  2. metropolitan. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use met in a sentence

  • The remarkable thing was that all the hurrying people she met seemed also each of them to be on a secret and mystic errand.

    Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
  • It is sometimes met with in the sputum of catarrhal pneumonia, bronchitis, and tuberculosis.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
  • In passing to her own chamber she met the Emperor, and, in the agitation of her maternal fears, told him all that had passed.

  • Their glances met, she holding him always at arm's length by that grip upon his shoulders, a grip that was firm and nervous.

    St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
  • It mounted straight as a plume for a little way, until it met the cool air of evening which was beginning to fall.

    The Bondboy | George W. (George Washington) Ogden

British Dictionary definitions for met (1 of 3)


/ (mɛt) /

  1. the past tense and past participle of meet 1

British Dictionary definitions for Met (2 of 3)


/ (mɛt) /

nounthe Met informal
  1. (in Britain) the Metropolitan Police Force: the main police force serving London

  2. (in the US) the Metropolitan Museum of Art

British Dictionary definitions for met. (3 of 3)


abbreviation for
  1. meteorological: the met. office weather report

  2. meteorology

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Other Idioms and Phrases with met


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