Meaning of met by Wiktionary Dictionary
- enPR: met, IPA: /mɛt/, X-SAMPA: /mEt/
- Rhymes: -ɛt
- Meet ( mēt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Met ( mĕt ); p. pr. & vb. n. Meeting.] [OE. meten, AS. mētan, fr. mōt, gemōt, a meeting; akin to OS. mōtian to meet, Icel. maeta, Goth. gamōtjan. See Moot, v. t.]
1. To join, or come in contact with; esp., to come in contact with by approach from an opposite direction; to come upon or against, front to front, as distinguished from contact by following and overtaking.
2. To come in collision with; to confront in conflict; to encounter hostilely; as, “they met the enemy and defeated them; the ship met opposing winds and currents.”
3. To come into the presence of without contact; to come close to; to intercept; to come within the perception, influence, or recognition of; as, “to meet a train at a junction; to meet carriages or persons in the street; to meet friends at a party; sweet sounds met the ear.”
His daughter came out to meet him. Judg. xi. 34.
4. To perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer; as, “the eye met a horrid sight; he met his fate.”
Of vice or virtue, whether blest or curst,
Which meets contempt, or which compassion first. Pope.
5. To come up to; to be even with; to equal; to match; to satisfy; to ansver; as, “to meet one's expectations; the supply meets the demand.”
To meet half way, literally, to go half the distance between in order to meet ( one ); hence, figuratively, to yield or concede half of the difference in order to effect a compromise or reconciliation with.
- Met imp. & p. p. of Meet.
- Met, obs. imp. & p. p. of Mete, to measure. Chapman.
- Met, obs. p. p. of Mete, to dream. Chaucer.
- Mete, v. i. & t. [imp. Mette ; p. p. Met.] [AS. mtan.] To dream; also impersonally; as, “me mette, I dreamed”. [Obs.] “I mette of him all night.” Chaucer.
By Wiktionary ( 2010/02/16 15:36 UTC Version )
Definition of met by GCIDE Dictionary