From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmeetmeet1 /miːt/ ●●● S1 W1 verb (past tense and past participle met /met/) 1 see somebody at an arranged place [intransitive, transitive]MEET to go to a place where someone will be at a particular time, according to an arrangement, so that you can talk or do something together Meet me at 8.00. I’ll meet you by the main reception (somebody) for something Why don’t we meet for lunch on Friday? We arranged to meet outside the theatre.Grammar Meet is never passive in this meaning.2 see somebody by chance [intransitive, transitive] to see someone by chance and talk to them SYN bump into You’ll never guess who I met in town. I was worried I might meet Henry on the bus.Grammar Meet is never passive in this meaning.3 see somebody for the first time [intransitive, transitive]MEET to see and talk to someone for the first time, or be introduced to them We first met in Florence. I met my husband at university. Jane, come and meet my brother.nice/pleased to meet you (=used to greet someone politely when you have just met them for the first time) ‘This is my niece, Sarah.’ ‘Pleased to meet you.’(it was) nice meeting you (=used to say goodbye politely to someone you have just met for the first time)Grammar Meet is never passive in this meaning.4 see somebody at an airport/station etc [transitive]MEET to be waiting for someone at an airport, station etc when they arrive in a plane or train My dad met us at the station. She got off the plane to be met by reporters.5 come together to discuss something [intransitive]MEET to come together in the same place in order to discuss something The committee meets once a month. The two groups will meet next week to discuss the project. 6 compete against somebody [intransitive, transitive]COMPETE WITH/TRY TO BEAT to play against another person or team in a competition, or to fight another army in a war Manchester United will meet Blackburn Rovers in the sixth round of the Cup. The two armies finally met on the battlefield at Stamford Bridge.7 join or touch [intransitive, transitive]JOIN something TOGETHER if two things meet, they touch or join at a particular place The two roads meet just north of Flagstaff. My hand met his under the table.Grammar Meet is never passive in this meaning.8 experience a problem or situation [transitive]EXPERIENCE to experience a problem, attitude, or situation SYN encounter, come across Wherever she went she met hostility and prejudice.9 meet a problem/challenge10 meet a need/demand/requirement/condition etc11 meet a deadline12 meet a goal/target etc13 meet a debt/cost/expense etc14 there’s more to somebody/something than meets the eye15 our/their eyes meet16 meet somebody’s eye(s)/gaze/glance etc17 meet your eyes18 meet your match19 meet somebody halfway20 meet (something) head-on21 meet your death/end22 meet your maker23 meet your Waterloo make ends meet at end1(17)GRAMMAR: Reciprocal verbsMeet is a reciprocal verb. This type of verb is used when saying that two or more people do something that involves both or all of them. It does not need to have an object: We met when we were at college. In this sentence, meet is intransitive and does not have an object.You can also say: We met each other when we were at college.I met him when we were at college. In these sentences, meet is transitive.THESAURUSmeet to be in the same place as someone else because you have arranged to see themI’ll meet you at the restaurant, OK?The two leaders are scheduled to meet again next month.get together informal to meet with a group of people, in order to do something togetherWhy don’t we all get together and go out for a drink?Have the students get together in groups of four to work on the problem.come together if people come together, they meet in order to discuss things, exchange ideas etcGoldman persuaded the heads of the groups to come together for an informal up informal if friends meet up, they meet in order to do something togetherWe must meet up some time.Why don’t I meet up with you after lunch?gather if people gather somewhere, they come together in the same place in order to do something or see somethingFans have started to gather outside the stadium.Angry crowds gathered in front of the US embassy.assemble formal if people assemble somewhere, they all come and stand together in the same place, especially as part of an officially arranged planIf the fire alarm rings, please assemble in the parking lot.The students began to assemble in the main hall. meet up meet with somebody/something→ See Verb table
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meetBranford took us to meet a few of his colleagues.Mr Freeman said he would come to the town after meeting an all-party delegation from the council in London.I was 15 years old when I met Andrew.Janet and Pete first met at a mutual friend's cocktail party.Carol and I first met at university.I was met by a company representative at the bus station.Stuart had met Charlie during the winter.Does the tap water meet government health standards?Did you ever get to meet her boyfriend?I used to meet her every week to discuss my work.I'd met him a couple of times before.I met him in the street, and we decided to go out for lunch.Have you ever met his wife?I met Jill at the bus stop this morning.Dave, meet my brother Tom.I'd like you all to meet my girlfriend, Claudia."Doug, I'd like you to meet my mother." "Oh, pleased to meet you, Mrs Haggerty."Dad said he'd meet our flight.It became a cozy, happy center of operations, but Alvin insisted on meeting people downstairs or somewhere else entirely.The Doles met, she explained, at the end of his hospital stay for severe war injuries.We checked out hundreds of hotels but only found thirty-five or forty that met the basic-facilities criteria.I met this really nice lady on the bus yesterday."How did you two meet?" "We were on the same exchange program in Madrid."I'll meet you outside the theatre at 7 o'clock."Hello, my name is Alan." "Hi, Alan. My name's Cindy. Nice to meet you."nice/pleased to meet youAnna and William stand and shake hands formally Well, it was nice to meet you.However, Mrs Singh was pleased to meet her and generally liked all the teachers and what she saw.It was nice to meet you.We would be very pleased to meet you and feel sure that we can offer you an interesting and worthwhile programme.
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meetmeet2 ●○○ noun [countable] 1 track meet2 British EnglishDSO an occasion when a group of people riding horses go out to hunt foxes
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meetIt was there that Amelia saw her first Calilfornia air meet.a swim meetHe had trained furiously for the meet and was crushed when the doctor informed him that it would be lunacy to participate.
meetmeet3 adjective old use SUITABLEright or suitableFrom King Business Dictionarymeetmeet1 /miːt/ verb (past tense and past participle met /met/) [intransitive, transitive]1to get together with another person to discuss somethingThe directors met again yesterday evening to discuss the crisis.The committee meets once a month.She spends a lot of time travelling to meet withBank officials will meet with company representatives later this week.2meet a debt/cost/payment/expense to pay a debt or paymentThe firm is having trouble meeting its debt payments.3meet a target/expectation/projection/standard to achieve a level that has been set or expectedThe car has failed to meet company sales targets.The company has not met its growth projections.4meet a demand to produce enough goods to satisfy the demand for themThe company is operating both its plants at 100% capacity to meet the increased demand.5meet a deadline to finish something at or before the time it was meant to be finishedThe firm failed to meet the 31 March deadline for submitting the report. 6meet a requirement/condition/obligation to succeed in doing something that you have to doAlthough it has failed to meet certain financial requirements, the company believes it can meet the conditions in the future.7meet somebody halfway to agree to some of the things that someone is demanding in an effort to reach an agreement with themThe company has offered to meet the unions halfway in their pay demands.→ See Verb tablemeetmeet2 noun [countable usually singular] British English informal a meetingLet’s see if we can fix up a meet sometime next week.Origin meet1 Old English metan meet3 Old English gemæte