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  Dictionary Definition of meet

meet [1]
verb ( met, meeting )

-- verb (t)
1. to come into contact, junction, or connection with.
2. to come before or to (the eye, gaze, ear, etc.).
3. to come into the company of: I met him in the street ; I'll meet you at the restaurant.
4. to go to the place of arrival of, as to welcome, speak with, accompany, etc.: to meet one's guests at the door.
5. to come into personal acquaintance with for the first time, as by formal presentation: have you met my brother?
6. to face, eye, etc., directly or without avoidance.
7. to encounter in opposition or conflict.
8. to match or equal: I'll meet his price.
9. to come into conformity with (wishes, expectations, views, etc.).
10. to oppose: to meet charges with countercharges.
11. to cope or deal effectively with (an objection, difficulty, etc.).
12. to satisfy (needs, obligations, demands, etc.).
13. to pay for; meet the costs.
14. to encounter in experience: to meet hostility.
15. (of a bus, train, etc.) to make a connection with (another bus, train, etc.): the 8.30 train meets the school bus.
-- verb (i)
16. to come together, face to face, or into company: we met in the street.
17. to assemble, as for action or conference as a committee, a legislature, a society, etc.
18. to become personally acquainted.
19. to come into contact or form a junction, as lines, planes, areas, etc.
20. to be conjoined or united.
21. to concur or agree.
22. to come together in opposition or conflict, as adversaries, hostile forces, etc.
-- noun
23. a meeting, as of huntsmen for a hunt, or cyclists for a ride, etc.
24. those assembled at such a meeting.
25. the place of meeting.
26. Colloquial an assignation, especially with someone of the opposite sex.
-- phrase
27. meet someone halfway, to reach an agreed compromise.
28. meet up with, to have an encounter with, especially by chance.
29. meet with, a. to have a meeting with. b. to experience or receive (praise, blame, etc.).
[ME mete ( n ), OE metan, gemetan, from mot, gemot meeting. See MOOT ]