suitable; fitting; proper.
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
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.).
- Meets the road
Related Terms where the rubber meets the road
- Meet the requirements
Satisfy the conditions, as in This grade of lumber does not meet our requirements , or Lynn did not meet the requirements for this position . This expression uses meet in the sense of “satisfy,” a usage dating from the early 1800s. Also see measure up , def. 2.
[meet-uhp] /ˈmitˌʌp/ noun 1. a meeting, especially a regular meeting of people who share a particular interest and have connected with each other through a social-networking website: a meetup for new moms in the neighborhood; a meetup to plan the trip. noun See meet-up
[meet-uhp] /ˈmitˌʌp/ noun 1. a meeting, especially a regular meeting of people who share a particular interest and have connected with each other through a social-networking website: a meetup for new moms in the neighborhood; a meetup to plan the trip. noun a local special interest meeting organized through a website; also any online social […]