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[n] a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held
[adj] being precisely fitting and right
[v] contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary"
[v] fill or meet a want or need
[v] be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
[v] meet by design; be present at the arrival of; "Can you meet me at the train station?"
[v] come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!"
[v] undergo or suffer; "meet a violent death"; "suffer a terrible fate"
[v] collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room"
[v] get together socially or for a specific purpose
[v] satisfy or fulfill; "meet a need"; "this job doesn't match my dreams"
[v] get to know; get acquainted with; "I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!"; "we met in Singapore"
[v] of a condition or restriction
[v] be adjacent or come together; "The lines converge at this point"
[v] experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition"



Misc. Definitions

\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. m[ae]ta, 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.
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.
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. His daughter came out to meet him. --Judg. xi. 3
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. Of vice or virtue, whether blest or curst, Which meets contempt, or which compassion first. --Pope.
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. {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.
\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. O, when meet now Such pairs in love and mutual honor joined ! --Milton.
2. To come together with hostile purpose; to have an encounter or conflict. Weapons more violent, when next we meet, May serve to better us and worse our foes. --Milton.
3. To assemble together; to congregate; as, Congress meets on the first Monday of December. They . . . appointed a day to meet together. --
2. Macc. xiv. 2
4. To come together by mutual concessions; hence, to agree; to harmonize; to unite. {To meet with}. (a) To light upon; to find; to come to; -- often with the sense of unexpectedness. We met with many things worthy of observation. --Bacon. (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. Prepare to meet with more than brutal fury From the fierce prince. --Rowe. (e) To obviate. [Obs.] --Bacon.
\Meet\, n. An assembling together; esp., the assembling of huntsmen for the hunt; also, the persons who so assemble, and the place of meeting.
\Meet\, a. [OE. mete fitting, moderate, scanty, AS. m?te moderate; akin to gemet fit, meet, metan to mete, and G. m["a]ssig moderate, gem["a]ss fitting. See {Mete}.] Suitable; fit; proper; appropriate; qualified; convenient. It was meet that we should make merry. --Luke xv. 3
2. {To be meet with}, to be even with; to be equal to. [Obs.]
\Meet\ (m[=e]t), adv. Meetly. [Obs.] --Shak.

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