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Etymology 1

Old English mētan

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to meet

Third person singular
meets

Simple past
met

Past participle
-

Present participle
meeting

to meet (third-person singular simple present meets, present participle meeting, simple past and past participle met)
  1. To come face to face with by accident; to encounter.
    Guess who I met at the supermarket today?
    Fancy meeting you here!
  2. 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?
  3. To converge and finally touch or intersect.
    The two streets meet at a crossroad half a mile away.
  4. To satisfy; to comply with.
    This proposal meets my requirements.
Derived terms
Translations
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Noun

Singular
meet

Plural
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  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

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

Adjective

meet

  1. suitable; right; proper

References

  • "meet" in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001 [1]

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Pronunciation

Verb

meet

  1. Singular indicative of meten. - measure(s)

Noun

meet

  1. finish line in a competition

Latin

Verb

meet

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of meō.

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