Of individuals: to make personal contact.
To come face to face with by accident; to encounter.
“Fancy meeting you here!”
“Guess who I met at the supermarket today?”
To come face to face with someone by arrangement.
“Let’s meet at the station at 9 o’clock.”
“Shall we meet at 8 p.m in our favorite chatroom?”
To get acquainted with someone.
“I’m pleased to meet you!”
“I’d like you to meet a colleague of mine.”
“I met my husband through a mutual friend at a party. It wasn’t love at first sight; in fact, we couldn’t stand each other at first!”
Of groups: to gather or oppose.
To French kiss someone.
To gather for a formal or social discussion.
“I met with them several times.”
“The government ministers met today to start the negotiations.”
To come together in conflict.
To make physical or perceptual contact.
To play a match.
“England and Holland will meet in the final.”
To converge and finally touch or intersect.
“The two streets meet at a crossroad half a mile away.”
To touch or hit something while moving.
“The right wing of the car met the column in the garage, leaving a dent.”
To satisfy; to comply with.
“This proposal meets my requirements.”
“The company agrees to meet the cost of any repairs.”
To perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer.
“The eye met a horrid sight.”
“He met his fate.”
A sports competition, especially for track and field or swimming (a swim meet).
A gathering of riders, horses and hounds for foxhunting; a field meet for hunting.
A meeting of two trains in opposite directions on a single track, when one is put into a siding to let the other cross.
“OK, let’s arrange a meet with Tyler and ask him.”
The greatest lower bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol ∧.
An act of French kissing someone.
Suitable; right; proper.