meet


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Meet \Meet\ (m[=e]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Met (m[e^]t); p. pr.
   & vb. n. Meeting.] [OE. meten, AS. m[=e]tan, fr. m[=o]t,
   gem[=o]t, a meeting; akin to OS. m[=o]tian to meet, Icel.
   maeta, Goth. gam[=o]tjan. See Moot, v. t.]
   1. To join, or come in contact with; esp., to come in contact
      with by approach from an opposite direction; to come upon
      or against, front to front, as distinguished from contact
      by following and overtaking.
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   2. To come in collision with; to confront in conflict; to
      encounter hostilely; as, they met the enemy and defeated
      them; the ship met opposing winds and currents.
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   3. To come into the presence of without contact; to come
      close to; to intercept; to come within the perception,
      influence, or recognition of; as, to meet a train at a
      junction; to meet carriages or persons in the street; to
      meet friends at a party; sweet sounds met the ear.
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            His daughter came out to meet him.    --Judg. xi.
                                                  34.
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   4. To perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal
      acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer; as, the eye
      met a horrid sight; he met his fate.
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            Of vice or virtue, whether blest or curst,
            Which meets contempt, or which compassion first.
                                                  --Pope.
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   5. To come up to; to be even with; to equal; to match; to
      satisfy; to ansver; as, to meet one's expectations; the
      supply meets the demand.
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   To meet half way, literally, to go half the distance
      between in order to meet (one); hence, figuratively, to
      yield or concede half of the difference in order to effect
      a compromise or reconciliation with.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Meet \Meet\, v. t.
   1. To come together by mutual approach; esp., to come in
      contact, or into proximity, by approach from opposite
      directions; to join; to come face to face; to come in
      close relationship; as, we met in the street; two lines
      meet so as to form an angle.
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            O, when meet now
            Such pairs in love and mutual honor joined !
                                                  --Milton.
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   2. To come together with hostile purpose; to have an
      encounter or conflict.
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            Weapons more violent, when next we meet,
            May serve to better us and worse our foes. --Milton.
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   3. To assemble together; to congregate; as, Congress meets on
      the first Monday of December.
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            They . . . appointed a day to meet together. --2.
                                                  Macc. xiv. 21.
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   4. To come together by mutual concessions; hence, to agree;
      to harmonize; to unite.
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   To meet with.
      (a) To light upon; to find; to come to; -- often with the
          sense of unexpectedness.
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                We met with many things worthy of observation.
                                                  --Bacon.
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      (b) To join; to unite in company. --Shak.
      (c) To suffer unexpectedly; as, to meet with a fall; to
          meet with a loss.
      (d) To encounter; to be subjected to.
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                Prepare to meet with more than brutal fury
                From the fierce prince.           --Rowe.
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      (e) To obviate. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Meet \Meet\, n.
   An assembling together; esp., the assembling of huntsmen for
   the hunt; also, the persons who so assemble, and the place of
   meeting.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Meet \Meet\, a. [OE. mete fitting, moderate, scanty, AS.
   m[=ae]te moderate; akin to gemet fit, meet, metan to mete,
   and G. m[aum]ssig moderate, gem[aum]ss fitting. See Mete.]
   Suitable; fit; proper; appropriate; qualified; convenient.
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         It was meet that we should make merry.   --Luke xv. 32.
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   To be meet with, to be even with; to be equal to. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Meet \Meet\ (m[=e]t), adv.
   Meetly. [Obs.] --Shak.
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