Meet means to interact in some way. You can meet someone at a party, you can meet another team in a game.

There are many ways to meet. You can meet with tragedy, which means to have something awful happen to you. You can meet the needs of others, which means you give them what they need. You can meet expectations on the state exam, which means you do as well as you need to pass. You can meet your friends at the mall. When you see the word meet, there’s usually a connection being made.

Definitions of meet
  1. verb
    come together
    synonyms: come across, encounter, run across, run into, see
    assemble, foregather, forgather, gather
    collect in one place
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    cross, intersect
    meet at a point
    meet and pass
  2. verb
    collect in one place
    synonyms: assemble, foregather, forgather, gather
    come across, encounter, run across, run into, see
    come together
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    aggroup, group
    form a group or group together
    come together, usually for a purpose
    move together in a hive or as if in a hive
    fort, fort up
    gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense
    meet formally
    clump, cluster, constellate, flock
    come together as in a cluster or flock
    crowd, crowd together
    to gather together in large numbers
    move or draw together at a certain location
    turn out
    come and gather for a public event
    meet to select a candidate or promote a policy
    gather and spend time together
    team, team up
    form a team
    attach to, as a journalist to a military unit when reporting on a war
    gang, gang up
    act as an organized group
    join or form a pool of people
    form or unite into a brigade
    meet up with
    meet with by appointment
    join together into a mass or collect or form a mass
    meet again
    be in session
    huddle, huddle together
    crowd or draw together
    bunch, bunch together, bunch up
    form into a bunch
    crowd together too much
    pour, pullulate, stream, swarm, teem
    move in large numbers
    move together, like a herd
    draw together or meet in one common center
    jam, mob, pack, pile, throng
    press tightly together or cram
    type of:
    act together or towards others or with others
  3. verb
    be adjacent or come together
    synonyms: converge
    adjoin, contact, touch
    be in direct physical contact with; make contact
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    extend in a different direction
    have no limits as a mathematical series
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    meet at breast level
  4. verb
    be in direct physical contact with; make contact
    synonyms: adjoin, contact, touch
    be adjacent or come together
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    cover, spread over
    form a cover over
    adhere, cleave, cling, cohere, stick
    come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
    chafe, fray, fret, rub, scratch
    cause friction
    be attached; be in contact with
    fit closely or tightly
    abut, adjoin, border, butt, butt against, butt on, edge, march
    lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
    border, environ, ring, skirt, surround
    extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    lean against, lean on, rest on
    rest on for support
    cover with liquid, usually water
    cover with blood
    mist, mist over
    become covered with mist
    cover with ice or snow or a glacier
    cover; be dispersed over
    grass, grass over
    cover with grass
    fit tightly, follow the contours of
    stick together
    clump together; as of bacteria, red blood cells, etc.
    cake, coat
    form a coat over
    drown, overwhelm, submerge
    cover completely or make imperceptible
    leech onto
    admire boundlessly and follow around
    decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe
    gird, girdle
    put a girdle on or around
    surround with a cloister
    close in, enclose, inclose, shut in
    surround completely
    cover like a mantle
    hem in
    surround in a restrictive manner
    cloak, clothe, drape, robe
    cover as if with clothing
    neighbor, neighbour
    be located near or adjacent to
    surround with a cloister, as of a garden
    form a blanket-like cover (over)
    form a carpet-like cover (over)
    form an impenetrable cover over
    form a cover like a shroud
  5. verb
    get together socially or for a specific purpose
    synonyms: get together
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    pick up
    meet someone for sexual purposes
    have a reunion; unite again
    meet at a rendezvous
    call, call in, visit
    pay a brief visit
    celebrate, fete
    have a celebration
    go to see for professional or business reasons
    go to see for a social visit
    come by, drop by, drop in
    visit informally and spontaneously
    celebrate a jubilee
    jollify, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, racket, revel, wassail, whoop it up
    celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
    have or participate in a party
    have or give a reception
  6. verb
    meet by design; be present at the arrival of
    “Can you meet me at the train station?”
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    meet up with
    meet with by appointment
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    assemble, foregather, forgather, gather
    collect in one place
  7. verb
    satisfy or fulfill
    meet a need”
    synonyms: cope with, match
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    contend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, make do, make out, manage
    come to terms with
  8. verb
    satisfy a condition or restriction
    “Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?”
    synonyms: conform to, fit
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    be co-ordinated
    fill the bill, fit the bill
    be what is needed or be good enough for what is required
    behoove, behove
    be appropriate or necessary
    fulfil, fulfill, live up to, satisfy
    meet the requirements or expectations of
    accommodate, fit, suit
    be agreeable or acceptable to
    answer, do, serve, suffice
    be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
    provide for
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    agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally
    be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
  9. verb
    fill or meet a want or need
    synonyms: fill, fulfil, fulfill, satisfy
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    be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of
    appease, quell, stay
    overcome or allay
    feed on, feed upon
    be sustained by
    allay, assuage, quench, slake
    satisfy (thirst)
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    cater, ply, provide, supply
    give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
  10. verb
    get to know; get acquainted with
    “I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!”
    “we met in Singapore”
  11. verb
    contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
    synonyms: encounter, play, take on
    participate in games or sport
    employ in a game or in a specific position
    use or move
    shoot or hit in a particular manner
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    confront, face
    oppose, as in hostility or a competition
    repeat a game against the same opponent
    breast, front
    confront bodily
    take the bull by the horns
    face a difficulty and grapple with it without avoiding it
    match, oppose, pit, play off
    set into opposition or rivalry
  12. noun
    a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held
    synonyms: sports meeting
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    a meet at which riders and horses display a range of skills and aptitudes
    race meeting
    a regular occasion on which a number of horse races are held on the same track
    a meeting for boat races
    swim meet, swimming meet
    a swimming competition between two or more teams
    track meet
    a track and field competition between two or more teams
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    athletic competition, athletic contest, athletics
    a contest between athletes
  13. verb
    undergo or suffer
    meet a violent death”
    synonyms: suffer
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    experience, go through, see
    go or live through
  14. verb
    experience as a reaction
    “My proposal met with much opposition”
    synonyms: encounter, receive
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    type of:
    experience, have
  15. adjective
    being precisely fitting and right
    “it is only meet that she should be seated first”
    synonyms: fitting
    used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
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