- (v. t.) 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.
- (v. t.) 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.
- (v. t.) 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.
- (v. t.) 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.
- (v. t.) 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.
- (v. t.) To come together by mutual approach; esp., to come in contact, or into proximity, by approach from opposite directions; to join; to come face to face; to come in close relationship; as, we met in the street; two lines meet so as to form an angle.
- (v. t.) To come together with hostile purpose; to have an encounter or conflict.
- (v. t.) To assemble together; to congregate; as, Congress meets on the first Monday of December.
- (v. t.) To come together by mutual concessions; hence, to agree; to harmonize; to unite.
- (n.) An assembling together; esp., the assembling of huntsmen for the hunt; also, the persons who so assemble, and the place of meeting.
- (a.) Suitable; fit; proper; appropriate; qualified; convenient.
- (adv.) Meetly.
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- (n.) Meat.
- (v. t. & i.) To meet.
- (v. i. & t.) To dream; also impersonally; as, me mette, I dreamed.
- (a.) To find the quantity, dimensions, or capacity of, by any rule or standard; to measure.
- (v. i.) To measure.
- (n.) Measure; limit; boundary; -- used chiefly in the plural, and in the phrase metes and bounds.
- (v. t.) To pour; -- commonly followed by out; as, to teem out ale.
- (v. t.) To pour, as steel, from a melting pot; to fill, as a mold, with molten metal.
- (a.) To think fit.
- (v. i.) To bring forth young, as an animal; to produce fruit, as a plant; to bear; to be pregnant; to conceive; to multiply.
- (v. i.) To be full, or ready to bring forth; to be stocked to overflowing; to be prolific; to abound.
- (v. t.) To produce; to bring forth.