meet


meet
1 /mi:t/ verb past tense and past participle met /met/
1 BE IN THE SAME PLACE (intransitive, transitive not in passive)
a) to be in the same place as someone else because you have arranged to do this: Meet me at 8.00. | We agreed to meet in front of the theatre. | Why don't we meet for lunch on Friday?
b) to see someone by chance and talk to them: James and Tim met in the park. | You'll never guess who I met yesterday - my old teacher!
2 SEE SB FOR THE FIRST TIME (intransitive, transitive not in passive) to see and talk to someone for the first time, or be introduced to them: Diego and Susan met on vacation and were married six months later. | Jane, come and meet Alan and Dave. | I met my husband at University.
3 nice/pleased/glad to meet you spoken especially BrE also nice meeting you AmE used when meeting someone for the first time, especially when another person has introduced you to each other: "Farrah, this is Jean-Paul." "Nice to meet you."
4 AT AN AIRPORT/STATION ETC (T) to meet someone who has arrived at an airport, station etc: Rob came to meet us at the airport.
5 COMMITTEE, GROUP ETC (I) to be together in the same place, usually in order to discuss something: The committee meets once a month.
6 OPPONENT (intransitive, transitive not in passive) to play against another person or team in a competition, or to fight another army in a war: Manchester United will meet Blackburn Rovers in the sixth round of the Cup.
7 RIVERS/ROADS/LINES ETC (intransitive, transitive not in passive) to join together at a particular place: The two roads meet just north of Flagstaff. | meet sth: You can see on the map where the land meets the sea.
8 PROBLEM/ATTITUDE/SITUATION (T) to experience a particular kind of problem, attitude, or situation; encounter 1: I've never met this kind of problem before.
9 meet a demand/need/requirement to satisfy a demand etc: The company is unable to meet these wage claims.
10 meet an aim/goal/target etc to achieve an aim etc: It's virtually impossible to meet the weekly sales targets.
11 meet debts/costs/expenses etc to pay debts etc: The firm has found itself unable to meet its debts.
12 there's more to sb/sth than meets the eye used to say that someone or something is more interesting, intelligent etc than they seem to be
13 our/their eyes meet if two people's eyes meet they look at each other, because they are attracted to each other or because they are thinking the same thing: Their eyes met across the crowded room.
14 meet sb's eye/gaze/glance etc to look directly at someone who is looking at you: Martin met his father's accusing glance defiantly.
15 meet your eye/ear to be heard or seen: At the top of the mountain a scene of extraordinary beauty met our eyes.
16 meet your match to have an opponent who is stronger or more skilful than you are: I think he's finally met his match.
17 meet sb halfway to do some of the things that someone wants, in order to reach an agreement with them: They won't pay all our expenses but they might be prepared to meet us halfway.
18 TOUCH/HIT (I, T) to touch or hit another object: Their hands met under the table.
19 meet (sth) head-on
a) if two vehicles or people that are moving quickly towards each other meet head-on, they hit each other suddenly and violently
b) if you meet a problem head-on, you deal with it directly without trying to avoid it
20 meet your death/end to die in a particular way: The general met a violent end at the hands of a paid assassin.
21 meet your maker informal humorous to die
22 sb has met their Waterloo used to say that someone will be defeated
—see also: make ends meet end 1 (17) meet up phrasal verb (I)
1 to meet someone in order to do something together: We often meet up after work and go for a drink.
(+ with): Pete met up with us after the game.
2 if roads, paths etc meet up they join together at a particular place
(+ with): The path eventually meets up with the main road..meet with sb/sth phr v (T) meet with sb/sth phrasal verb (T)
1 to have a meeting with someone: Representatives of EC countries will meet with senior American politicians.
2 to get a particular reaction or result: meet with approval/disapproval/opposition: The senator's suggestions met with widespread disapproval. | meet with success/failure (=succeed or fail): Our attempts at negotiation finally met with some success.
3 meet with an accident/danger/death formal to experience something by chance, often something unpleasant: Rizzio met with a fatal accident at Hollyrood Palace.
2 noun (C)
1 track/sports meet especially AmE a sports competition, especially a competition between people running races
2 BrE an occasion when a group of people riding horses go out to hunt foxes (fox1 (1))
3 adjective old use right or suitable

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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