What is meet?

  • (adj): Being precisely fitting and right.
    Example: "It is only meet that she should be seated first"
    Synonyms: fitting
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "meet":

  • (verb): Get to know; get acquainted with.
    Example: "I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!"; "we met in Singapore"
  • (noun): A meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held.
    Synonyms: sports meeting
  • (verb): Get together socially or for a specific purpose.
    Synonyms: get together
  • (verb): Contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle.
    Synonyms: encounter, play, take on
  • (verb): Satisfy or fulfill.
    Example: "Meet a need"
    Synonyms: match, cope with
  • (verb): Meet by design; be present at the arrival of.
    Example: "Can you meet me at the train station?"
  • (verb): Satisfy a condition or restriction.
    Example: "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
    Synonyms: fit, conform to
  • (verb): Undergo or suffer.
    Example: "Meet a violent death"
    Synonyms: suffer
  • (verb): Be in direct physical contact with; make contact.
    Synonyms: touch, adjoin, contact
  • (verb): Be adjacent or come together.
    Synonyms: converge

Famous quotes containing the word meet:

    ... possibly there is no needful occupation which is wholly unbeautiful. The beauty of work depends upon the way we meet it—whether we arm ourselves each morning to attack it as an enemy that must be vanquished before night comes, or whether we open our eyes with the sunrise to welcome it as an approaching friend who will keep us delightful company all day, and who will make us feel, at evening, that the day was well worth its fatigues.
    Lucy Larcom (1824–1893)

    Let God alone if need be. Methinks, if I loved him more, I should keep him—I should keep myself rather—at a more respectful distance. It is not when I am going to meet him, but when I am just turning away and leaving him alone, that I discover that God is. I say, God. I am not sure that that is the name. You will know whom I mean.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I fell her finger light
    Laid pausefully upon life’s headlong train;—
    The foot less prompt to meet the morning dew,
    The heart less bounding at emotion new,
    And hope, once crush’d, less quick to spring again.
    Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)