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Meaning of met by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • enPR: met, IPA: /mɛt/, X-SAMPA: /mEt/
    • Rhymes: -ɛt



    1. Simple past tense and past participle of meet .


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    Alternative forms


    Old English, from met "measure, quantity, space of time, degree". Akin to Old English metan "to measure". More at mete



    1. of or relating to measurement, distance, or time
      metbelg "wallet"
      metcundlīċ "metrical"
      metecorn "apportion or allowance of grain"
      metġeard "measuring stick, measuring rod"
      metrāp "measuring rope, sounding line"

Definition of met by GCIDE Dictionary


  1. 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.

  2. Met imp. & p. p. of Meet.

  3. Met, obs. imp. & p. p. of Mete, to measure. Chapman.

  4. Met, obs. p. p. of Mete, to dream. Chaucer.

  5. 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.