Complete Definition of "meet"

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Etymology 1
OE. mētan

Pronunciation
AHD|mēt, IPA|/miːt/, SAMPA|/mi:t/
audio|en-us-meet.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iːt|-iːt

Homophones
meat, mete

Verb
en-verb|meets|meeting|met

  1. To come face to face with by accident; to encounter.

#:Guess who I met at the supermarket today?
#:Fancy meeting you here!

  1. To come face to face with someone by arrangement.

#:Let's meet at the station at 9 o'clock.
#:Shall we meet at 8 p.m in our favorite chatroom?

  1. To converge and finally touch or intersect.

#:The two streets meet at a crossroad half a mile away.

  1. To satisfy; to comply with.

#:This proposal meets my requirements.

Translations
trans-top|encounter
Afrikaans: ontmoet
Danish: møde, træffe
Dutch: ontmoeten, treffen
Ewe: tu
Filipino: magtagpô
Finnish: tavata
French: rencontrer
German: treffen, begegnen
Indonesian: temu|bertemu, temu|menemui
Japanese: 会う (あう, au)
trans-mid
Malay: temu|bertemu, jumpa|terjumpa
Portuguese: encontrar
Romanian: întâlni|a întâlni
Spanish: encontrar, encontrarse
Swahili: kukutana
Swedish: träffa, råka
Telugu: కలుసుకొను (kalusukonu)
Welsh: cwrdd (â, cyfarfod (â)
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trans-top|see through arrangement
Afrikaans: ontmoet
Danish: mødes
Dutch: afspreken, treffen
Ewe kpe
French: avoir rendez-vous
German: treffen
Malay: jumpa|berjumpa
trans-mid
Portuguese: encontrar
Romanian: întâlni|a întâlni
Spanish: encontrarse
Swahili: kukutana
Swedish: träffa, möta
Welsh: cwrdd (â), cyfarfod (â)
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trans-top|converge and touch
Afrikaans: ontmoet
Danish: mødes
Dutch: raken
Ewe kpe
Finnish: kohdata
French: converger, toucher
German: treffen
trans-mid
Portuguese: encontrar
Romanian: atinge|a se atinge
Spanish: encontrarse
Swahili: kukutana
Swedish: möta
Telugu: కలుసుకొను (kalusukonu)
Welsh: cwrdd (â)
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trans-top|comply
Danish: opfylde
Dutch: overeenstemmen met, beantwoorden aan, vervullen
German: entsprechen, gerechtwerden, nachkommen
trans-mid
Portuguese: satisfazer
Romanian: a raspunde (la)
Spanish: llenar
Swedish: uppfylla
Welsh: cwrdd (â)
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ttbc|Esperanto: renkonti

Noun
en-noun

  1. A sports competition, especially for athletics or swimming.
  2. A gathering of riders, their horses and hounds for the purpose of foxhunting.
  3. rail transport A meeting of two trains in opposite directions on a single track, when one is put into a siding to let the other cross. (Antonym: a pass.)

Derived terms

cornfield meet (train collision)

Etymology 2
From O.E. gemæte "suitable, having the same measurements", from the Proto-Germanic root ga-mætijaz (cognate with Dutch meten 'measure', German gemäß "suitable" etc.), itself from collective prefix ga- + Proto-Indo-European root med- "to measure"

Pronunciation
AHD|mēt, IPA|/miːt/, SAMPA|/mi:t/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iːt|-iːt

Homophones
meat, mete

Adjective
meet

  1. suitable; right; proper

seeCites

References
EtymOnLine? 1

Category:English irregular verbs
Category:English words with multiple etymologies


Dutch

etystub

Pronunciation
IPA|/met/
SAMPA|/met/

Verb
meet

  1. form of|singular indicative|meten - measure(s)

Noun
meet

  1. finish line in a competition

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