I UK [miːt] / US [mɪt] verb
Word forms "meet":
present tense I/you/we/they meet he/she/it meets present participle meeting past tense met UK [met] / US past participle met
1) [intransitive/transitive] to come together in order to talk to someone who you have arranged to see

I'll meet you in the bar later.

meet for:

We're meeting for lunch tomorrow.

meet to do something:

I'd like to meet to talk about your future.

a) [intransitive/transitive] to see and speak to someone without planning to

You'll never guess who I met on the plane.

b) [intransitive/transitive] to be introduced to someone who you do not know

Have you met my wife?

I think they met at college.

c) [intransitive/transitive] to come together with other people as a group in order to discuss something formally or officially

The president is meeting world leaders at a summit next week.

meet to do something:

The council will meet next week to decide what action to take.

d) [transitive] to be waiting for someone when they arrive somewhere

We'll come out to the airport to meet you.

meet someone off the train/boat/plane etc:

Could you meet Maggie off the train in London?

2) [intransitive/transitive] to play against an opponent in a game

The two teams met last year in the final.

They are likely to meet Barcelona in the next round.

3) meet or meet with
[transitive] to get a particular result or reaction

We tried to investigate but met a wall of silence.

meet (with) opposition/approval/resistance etc:

The bill met strong opposition from the Tories.

be met by/with something:

The officials were met by complaints about joblessness and crime.

4) [intransitive/transitive] if things such as roads, lines, or areas meet, they join each other

The two rivers meet just north of the town.

the line where the land meets the sky

a) [transitive] to do or provide what is necessary in order to deal successfully with a situation

This technology can meet the challenges of the 21st century.

meet the needs of someone/something:

The water won't meet the needs of the local population.

b) to do what you planned or promised to do

Will the government be able to meet their spending targets?

6) [transitive] to pay money that is owed or needed for something

My salary is only just enough to meet our living expenses.

7) [intransitive/transitive] if two people's eyes meet, they look directly into each other's eyes, often communicating something

Their eyes met long enough for him to see the warning.

She was finding it hard to meet his gaze.

8) [intransitive/transitive] mainly literary if two things meet, they touch or join each other

Her lips met mine.

meet your death/end/fate — mainly literary to die in a particular way

He met his end at the hands of a firing squad.

something meets your eye/ear — mainly literary if something meets your eye or ear, you see or hear it

A strange sight met our eyes.

there's more to someone/something than meets the eye — used for saying that someone or something is more interesting, impressive, complicated etc than they seem to be

There's more to this apparently ordinary table than meets the eye.

Phrasal verbs:

II UK [miːt] / US [mɪt] noun [countable]
Word forms "meet":
singular meet plural meets
1) a sports event involving a lot of people or teams competing against each other
2) an occasion when a group of people riding horses hunt foxes

III UK [miːt] / US [mɪt] adjective
Word forms "meet":
adjective meet comparative meeter superlative meetest
an old word meaning "suitable" or "right"

English dictionary. 2014.

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