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met

[met]
verb
  1. simple past tense and past participle of meet1.
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Related formsun·met, adjective
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Historical Examples of unmet

  • This relieved us of the support of one man, but there were many other needs as yet unmet.

  • Who could say what unmet necessity might handicap him at some critical time?

    Flamsted quarries

    Mary E. Waller

  • He will come home, but unmet by his dear Or in the hall, or the dingle, Or on the shingle.

    Targum

    George Borrow

  • So long as these are unmet, you 'spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which satisfieth not.'

  • The Cherry family had been so long in their greetings that they were among the last to pass by the unmet traveller and her pillar.

    The Heart of Arethusa

    Francis Barton Fox


British Dictionary definitions for unmet

met

verb
  1. the past tense and past participle of meet 1
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Met

noun the Met informal
  1. (in Britain) the Metropolitan Police Force: the main police force serving London
  2. (in the US) the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Word Origin and History for unmet

adj.

c.1600, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of meet (v.).

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Met

n.

1879 as colloquial shortening of Metropolitan (n.) "member of the New York Metropolitan Base-Ball Club."

THE baseball season has opened, and along with the twittering of the birds, the budding of the trees, and the clattering of the truck, comes the news that the "Mets were beaten yesterday 17 to 5." It is an infallible sign of spring when the Mets are beaten 17 to 5, and we invariably put on our thinner clothing when we read that refreshing, though perennial news in the papers. ["Life," May 12, 1887]

Used variously to abbreviate other proper names beginning with Metropolitan, e.g. "Metropolitan Museum of Art" (N.Y.), by 1919; "Metropolitan Railway" (stock), by 1890; "Metropolitan Opera Company (N.Y.), by 1922. Related: Mets.

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met

v.

past tense and past participle of meet (v.).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

unmet in Medicine

Met

abbr.
  1. methionine
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MET

abbr.
  1. metabolic equivalent
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Idioms and Phrases with unmet

met

See under meet.

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