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

--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.: 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: meet for heaven. Compare BEAUTIFUL.
  • befitting - appropriate to. "Behavior befitting a father."
  • congruous - corresponding in character or kind.
  • fit - to be the right size or shape; to fit correctly or as desired. "This piece won't fit into the puzzle."
  • meet - to come together. "I'll probably see you at the meeting."
  • seemly - according with custom or propriety. "Seemly behavior."
  • decent - socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous. "From a decent family."
  • fitting - in harmony with the spirit of particular persons or occasion. "We have come to dedicate a portion of that field...It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this."
  • neat - clean or organized. "Her neat dress."
  • suitable - meant or adapted for an occasion or use. "A tractor suitable (or fit) for heavy duty."
  • comely - according with custom or propriety. "Comely behavior."
  • decorous - characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct. "The tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme."
  • graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution.
  • proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness. "Proper medical treatment."
  • awkward - causing inconvenience. "They arrived at an awkward time."
  • indecent - not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society. "Was buried with indecent haste."
  • unbecoming - not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society. "Language unbecoming to a lady."
  • unseemly - not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society. "Unseemly to use profanity."
  • improper - not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention. "Improper banking practices."
  • indecorous - lacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct. "Indecorous behavior."
  • unfit - below the required standards for a purpose. "An unfit parent."