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Meet (m&ē;t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Met (mĕt); p. pr. & vb. n. Meeting.] [OE. meten, AS. m&ē;tan, fr. m&ō;t, gem&ō;t, a meeting; akin to OS. m&ō;tian to meet, Icel. mæta, Goth. gam&ō;tjan. 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.
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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.
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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.
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His daughter came out to meet him. Judg. xi. 34.
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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.
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Of vice or virtue, whether blest or curst,
Which meets contempt, or which compassion first.
Pope.
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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.
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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.
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Meet, v. t. 1. 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.
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O, when meet now
Such pairs in love and mutual honor joined !
Milton.
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2. To come together with hostile purpose; to have an encounter or conflict.
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Weapons more violent, when next we meet,
May serve to better us and worse our foes.
Milton.
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3. To assemble together; to congregate; as, Congress meets on the first Monday of December.
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They . . . appointed a day to meet together. 2. Macc. xiv. 21.
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4. To come together by mutual concessions; hence, to agree; to harmonize; to unite.
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To meet with. (a) To light upon; to find; to come to; -- often with the sense of unexpectedness.
[1913 Webster]We met with many things worthy of observation. Bacon.
[1913 Webster](b) To join; to unite in company. Shak. (c) To suffer unexpectedly; as, to meet with a fall; to meet with a loss. (d) To encounter; to be subjected to.
[1913 Webster]Prepare to meet with more than brutal fury
From the fierce prince.
Rowe.
[1913 Webster](e) To obviate. [Obs.] Bacon.

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Meet, n. An assembling together; esp., the assembling of huntsmen for the hunt; also, the persons who so assemble, and the place of meeting.
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Meet, a. [OE. mete fitting, moderate, scanty, AS. m&aē_;te moderate; akin to gemet fit, meet, metan to mete, and G. m&ä;ssig moderate, gem&ä;ss fitting. See Mete.] Suitable; fit; proper; appropriate; qualified; convenient.
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It was meet that we should make merry. Luke xv. 32.
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To be meet with, to be even with; to be equal to. [Obs.]
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Meet (m&ē;t), adv. Meetly. [Obs.] Shak.
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