met

[ met ]
/ mɛt /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of meet1.
Related formsun·met, adjective

Definition for met (2 of 5)

Met


Biochemistry.

Definition for met (3 of 5)

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 met (4 of 5)

Definition for met (5 of 5)

met-


variant of meta- before a vowel: metempirical.
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British Dictionary definitions for met (1 of 5)

met

/ (mɛt) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of meet 1

British Dictionary definitions for met (2 of 5)

Met

/ (mɛt) /

noun the Met informal

(in Britain) the Metropolitan Police Force: the main police force serving London
(in the US) the Metropolitan Museum of Art

British Dictionary definitions for met (3 of 5)

met.


abbreviation for

meteorologicalthe met. office weather report
meteorology

British Dictionary definitions for met (4 of 5)

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 met (5 of 5)

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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Medicine definitions for met (1 of 2)

Met


abbr.

methionine

Medicine definitions for met (2 of 2)

MET


abbr.

metabolic equivalent
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Idioms and Phrases with met (1 of 2)

met


See under meet.

Idioms and Phrases with met (2 of 2)

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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