meet

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.

Primary Meanings of meet

1.
v
come together
2.
v
satisfy or fulfill
3.
v
get to know; get acquainted with
4.
vn
contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held
5.
v
undergo or suffer
6.
adj
being precisely fitting and right
Full Definitions of meet
1

v come together

Synonyms:
come across, encounter, run across, run into, see
assemble, foregather, forgather, gather
collect in one place
Types:
cross, intersect
meet at a point
cross
meet and pass

v 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
congregate
come together, usually for a purpose
hive
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
convene
meet formally
clump, cluster, constellate, flock
come together as in a cluster or flock
crowd, crowd together
to gather together in large numbers
converge
move or draw together at a certain location
turn out
come and gather for a public event
caucus
meet to select a candidate or promote a policy
club
gather and spend time together
team, team up
form a team
embed
attach to, as a journalist to a military unit when reporting on a war
gang, gang up
act as an organized group
pool
join or form a pool of people
brigade
form or unite into a brigade
meet up with
meet with by appointment
mass
join together into a mass or collect or form a mass
reconvene
meet again
sit
be in session
huddle, huddle together
crowd or draw together
bunch, bunch together, bunch up
form into a bunch
overcrowd
crowd together too much
pour, pullulate, stream, swarm, teem
move in large numbers
herd
move together, like a herd
concentrate
draw together or meet in one common center
jam, mob, pack, pile, throng
press tightly together or cram
Type of:
interact
act together or towards others or with others

v be adjacent or come together

Synonyms:
converge
adjoin, contact, touch
be in direct physical contact with; make contact
Antonyms:
diverge
extend in a different direction
diverge
have no limits as a mathematical series
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Types:
breast
meet at breast level

v be in direct physical contact with; make contact

Synonyms:
adjoin, contact, touch
converge
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
attach
be attached; be in contact with
hug
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
flood
cover with liquid, usually water
bloody
cover with blood
mist, mist over
become covered with mist
glaciate
cover with ice or snow or a glacier
strew
cover; be dispersed over
grass, grass over
cover with grass
mold
fit tightly, follow the contours of
conglutinate
stick together
agglutinate
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
fringe
decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe
gird, girdle
put a girdle on or around
cloister
surround with a cloister
close in, enclose, inclose, shut in
surround completely
mantle
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
cloister
surround with a cloister, as of a garden
blanket
form a blanket-like cover (over)
carpet
form a carpet-like cover (over)
smother
form an impenetrable cover over
shroud
form a cover like a shroud

v get together socially or for a specific purpose

Synonyms:
get together
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pick up
meet someone for sexual purposes
reunite
have a reunion; unite again
rendezvous
meet at a rendezvous
call, call in, visit
pay a brief visit
celebrate, fete
have a celebration
see
go to see for professional or business reasons
see
go to see for a social visit
come by, drop by, drop in
visit informally and spontaneously
jubilate
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
party
have or participate in a party
receive
have or give a reception

v meet by design; be present at the arrival of

“Can you meet me at the train station?”
Types:
meet up with
meet with by appointment
Type of:
assemble, foregather, forgather, gather
collect in one place
2

v satisfy or fulfill

meet a need”
Synonyms:
cope with, match
Type of:
contend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, make do, make out, manage
come to terms with

v satisfy a condition or restriction

“Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?”
Synonyms:
conform to, fit
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coordinate
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
cover
provide for
Type of:
agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally
be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

v fill or meet a want or need

Synonyms:
fill, fulfil, fulfill, satisfy
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answer
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)
Type of:
cater, ply, provide, supply
give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
3

v get to know; get acquainted with

“I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!”
“we met in Singapore”
4

v contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle

Synonyms:
encounter, play, take on
play
participate in games or sport
play
employ in a game or in a specific position
play
use or move
play
shoot or hit in a particular manner
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confront, face
oppose, as in hostility or a competition
replay
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

n a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held

Synonyms:
sports meeting
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gymkhana
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
regatta
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
Type of:
athletic competition, athletic contest, athletics
a contest between athletes
5

v undergo or suffer

meet a violent death”
Synonyms:
suffer
Type of:
experience, go through, see
go or live through

v experience as a reaction

“My proposal met with much opposition”
Synonyms:
encounter, receive
Type of:
experience, have
undergo
6

adj being precisely fitting and right

“it is only meet that she should be seated first”
Synonyms:
fitting
just
used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting

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