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--verb (verb: meet; 3rd person present: meets; past tense: met; past participle: met; gerund or present participle: meeting)

1. to come together.
  • "I'll probably see you at the meeting."
2. to get together socially or for a specific purpose.
3. to be adjacent or come together.
4. to fill or meet a want or need.
5. to satisfy a condition or restriction.
  • "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?."
6. to satisfy or fulfill.
  • "Meet a need."
7. to collect in one place.
8. to get to know; to get acquainted with.
  • "I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!."
9. to meet by design; to be present at the arrival of.
  • "Can you meet me at the train station?."
10. to contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle.
11. to experience as a reaction.
  • "My proposal met with much opposition."
12. to undergo or suffer.
  • "Meet a violent death."
13. to be in direct physical contact with; to make contact.
  • "The wire must not contact the metal cover."

--noun (singular: meet; plural: meets)

14. sports meeting: a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held.


15. being precisely fitting and right.
  • "It is only meet that she should be seated first."
Old English gem?ite "suitable, having the same dimensions," from Proto Germanic *ga-m?itijaz (confer Old Norse m?itr, Old High German gimagi, Ger. gem??¨ù "suitable"), from collective prefix *ga- + PIE *med- "to measure." The root sense is thus the same as commensurate.
Old English metan, from Proto Germanic *motijanan (conferOld Norse m?ita, O.S. motian "to meet"). Related to Old English gemot "meeting." The noun, in the sporting sense, is attested from 1831, originally of hunting. Meeting "gathering of people for discussion, etc." is attested from 1513. In 17c., it was applied generally to worship assemblies of nonconformists, but this now is retained mostly by Quakers.
How to use "meet"?
That is becoming in dress which suits the complexion, figure, and other qualities of the wearer, so as to produce on the whole a pleasing effect. That is decent which does not offend modesty or propriety. That is suitable which is adapted to the age, station, situation, and other circumstances of the wearer; coarse, heavy boots are suitable for farm-work; a juvenile style of dress is not suitable for an old lady. In conduct much the same rules apply. The dignity and gravity of a patriarch would not be becoming to a child; at a funeral lively, cheery sociability would not be decorous, while noisy hilarity would not be decent; sumptuous display would not be suitable for a poor person.

Fit is a compendious term for whatever fits the person, time, place, occasion, etc.; as, a fit person; a fit abode; a fit place.

Fitting, or befitting, is somewhat more elegant, implying a nicer adaptation.

Meet, a somewhat archaic word, expresses a moral fitness; as, meet for heaven. Compare BEAUTIFUL.