Meetness



[meet] /mit/

adjective
1.
suitable; fitting; proper.
/miːt/
verb meets, meeting, met
1.
sometimes foll by up or(US) with. to come together (with), either by design or by accident; encounter: I met him unexpectedly, we met at the station
2.
to come into or be in conjunction or contact with (something or each other): the roads meet in the town, the sea meets the sky
3.
(transitive) to come to or be at the place of arrival of: to meet a train
4.
to make the acquaintance of or be introduced to (someone or each other): have you two met?
5.
to gather in the company of (someone or each other): the board of directors meets on Tuesday
6.
to come into the presence of (someone or each other) as opponents: Joe meets Fred in the boxing match
7.
(transitive) to cope with effectively; satisfy: to meet someone’s demands
8.
(transitive) to be apparent to (esp in the phrase meet the eye)
9.
(transitive) to return or counter: to meet a blow with another
10.
to agree with (someone or each other): we met him on the price he suggested
11.
(transitive) sometimes foll by with. to experience; suffer: he met his death in a road accident
12.
to occur together: courage and kindliness met in him
13.
(transitive) (Caribbean) to find (a person, situation, etc) in a specified condition: I met the door open
14.
meet and greet, (of a celebrity, politician, etc) to have a session of being introduced to and questioned by members of the public or journalists
noun
15.
the assembly of hounds, huntsmen, etc, prior to a hunt
16.
a meeting, esp a sports meeting
17.
(US) the place where the paths of two railway trains meet or cross
18.
meet-and-greet, a session where a celebrity, etc, is introduced to or questioned by members of the public or journalists
/miːt/
adjective
1.
(archaic) proper, fitting, or correct
v.

Old English metan “to find, find out; fall in with, encounter; obtain,” from Proto-Germanic *motjan (cf. Old Norse mæta, Old Frisian meta, Old Saxon motian “to meet,” Gothic gamotijan), from PIE root *mod- “to meet, assemble.” Related to Old English gemot “meeting.” Meaning “to assemble” is from 1520s. Of things, “to come into contact,” c.1300. Related: Met; meeting. To meet (someone) halfway in the figurative sense is from 1620s.
adj.

“proper, fitting,” Old English gemæte, Anglian *gemete, “suitable, having the same dimensions,” from Proto-Germanic *ga-mætijaz (cf. Old Norse mætr, Old High German gimagi, German gemäß “suitable”), from collective prefix *ga- + PIE *med- “to measure” (see medical (adj.)). The basic formation is thus the same as that of commensurate.
n.

1831 in the sporting sense, originally of gatherings for hunting, from meet (v.).

noun

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