simple past tense and past participle of 1 .
verb (used with object), met, meeting.
to come upon; come into the presence of; encounter:
I would meet him on the street at unexpected moments.
to become acquainted with; be introduced to:
I’ve never met your cousin.
to join at an agreed or designated place or time:
Meet me in St. Louis.
to be present at the arrival of:
to meet a train.
to come to or before (one’s notice, or a means of noticing, as the eyes or ears):
A peculiar sight met my eyes.
to come into the company of (a person, group, etc.) in dealings, conference, etc.
to face, eye, etc., directly or without avoidance.
to come into physical contact, juxtaposition, or collision with:
The two cars met each other head-on at high speed.
to encounter in opposition, conflict, or contest:
Harvard meets Yale next week in football.
to meet charges with countercharges.
to cope or deal effectively with (an objection, difficulty, etc.).
to comply with; fulfill; satisfy:
to meet a deadline; to meet a demand.
to pay in full:
How will you meet expenses?
to come into conformity with (wishes, expectations, views, etc.).
to encounter in experience:
to meet hostility.
verb (used without object), met, meeting.
to come together, face to face, or into company:
We met on the street.
to assemble for action, conference, or other common purpose, as a committee, legislature, or class:
The board of directors will meet on Tuesday.
to become personally acquainted.
to come into contact or form a junction, as lines, planes, or areas:
The two lines meet to form an angle.
to be conjoined or united.
to concur or agree.
to come together in opposition or conflict, as adversaries or hostile forces.
an assembly, as of persons and hounds for a hunt or swimmers or runners for a race or series of races:
a track meet.
the place of such an assembling.
Mathematics. (def 3a).
meet cute. (def 6).
well met, Archaic. welcome.
variant of before a vowel:
the past tense and past participle of meet1
noun (informal) the Met
(in Britain) the Metropolitan Police Force: the main police force serving London
(in the US) the Metropolitan Museum of Art
verb meets, meeting, met
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
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
(transitive) to come to or be at the place of arrival of: to meet a train
to make the acquaintance of or be introduced to (someone or each other): have you two met?
to gather in the company of (someone or each other): the board of directors meets on Tuesday
to come into the presence of (someone or each other) as opponents: Joe meets Fred in the boxing match
(transitive) to cope with effectively; satisfy: to meet someone’s demands
(transitive) to be apparent to (esp in the phrase meet the eye)
(transitive) to return or counter: to meet a blow with another
to agree with (someone or each other): we met him on the price he suggested
(transitive) sometimes foll by with. to experience; suffer: he met his death in a road accident
to occur together: courage and kindliness met in him
(transitive) (Caribbean) to find (a person, situation, etc) in a specified condition: I met the door open
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
the assembly of hounds, huntsmen, etc, prior to a hunt
a meeting, esp a sports meeting
(US) the place where the paths of two railway trains meet or cross
meet-and-greet, a session where a celebrity, etc, is introduced to or questioned by members of the public or journalists
(archaic) proper, fitting, or correct
meteorological: the met. office weather report
1879 as colloquial shortening of Metropolitan (n.) “member of the New York Metropolitan Base-Ball Club.”
THE baseball season has opened, and along with the twittering of the birds, the budding of the trees, and the clattering of the truck, comes the news that the “Mets were beaten yesterday 17 to 5.” It is an infallible sign of spring when the Mets are beaten 17 to 5, and we invariably put on our thinner clothing when we read that refreshing, though perennial news in the papers. [“Life,” May 12, 1887]
Used variously to abbreviate other proper names beginning with Metropolitan, e.g. “Metropolitan Museum of Art” (N.Y.), by 1919; “Metropolitan Railway” (stock), by 1890; “Metropolitan Opera Company (N.Y.), by 1922. Related: Mets.
past tense and past participle of meet (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.
“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.
1831 in the sporting sense, originally of gatherings for hunting, from meet (v.).
New York Metropolitan Opera Company
New York Metropolitan Opera House
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noun a person who carries out statistical analyses to integrate data from a number of independent studies
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