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Meet

Meet appears in the following tongue twister:

  • V: Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.
    [carves V into poster on wall]
    V: The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.
    [giggles]
    V: Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.
    (from the screenplay of the movie "V for Vendetta", at the beginning, when V meets Evie for the first time)

Meet appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Won’t esteemed art I trade meet set now?
  • Meet sea-ice, polar epee delivery men, ere I let an atelier enemy revile deeper alopecia esteem.
  • Reviled dire women I do if, for a fat solicitor esteemed under a bar, a bared nude meet’s erotic: I lost a far-off iodine mower I’d deliver.
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Usage statistics for the verb meet:

spoken English37.57%written English62.43%
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Meet is sometimes a misspelling of meat.

The word meet is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun meet

What does meet mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: meets

  1. a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held

Alternative definition of the noun meet

noun

  1. A sports competition, especially for athletics or swimming.
  2. A gathering of riders, their horses and hounds for the purpose of foxhunting.
  3. [rail transport] A meeting of two trains in opposite directions on a single track, when one is put into a siding to let the other cross. (Antonym: a pass.)
  4. A meeting.
  5. [algebra] the greatest lower bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol \and (mnemonic: half an M)
  6. [Irish] An act of French kissing someone

Specialised definition of the noun meet

Glossary of sports / wrestling

an organized competition involving wrestlers from two or more teams

Definition of the adjective meet

What does meet mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: meeter | meetest

  1. being precisely fitting and right
    • example: it is only meet that she should be seated first
    • synonym of meet: fitting
    • similar: just

Alternative definition of the adjective meet

adjective

  1. suitable; right; proper

Definition of the verb meet

What does meet mean as a doing word?

Meet is one of the top 100 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
metmetmeetingmeets

  1. come together
    • example: I'll probably see you at the meeting
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Actor - being, plural] [Verb]The committee met
      [Actor 1 - being] and [Actor 2] [Verb]Brenda and Molly met
      [Actor 1 - being] [Verb] [Actor 2]Anne met Cathy
      [Actor 1 - being] [Verb] with [Actor 2]Brenda met with Molly

      Verbs of Social Interaction (with the same syntax): consult, deliberate, play, remonstrate, reunite, visit.

    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of meet: come across / encounter / run across / run into / see
    • more specific words: intersect / cross = meet at a point
  2. get together socially or for a specific purpose
  3. be adjacent or come together
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Theme 1 - concrete object] and [Theme 2] [Verb]Italy and France touch
      [Theme 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Theme 2]Italy borders France

      Verbs of Existence (with the same syntax): abut, adjoin, cross, hit, intersect, touch.

    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of meet: converge
    • more specific word: breast = meet at breast level
  4. fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction
  5. collect in one place
    • example: The crowds meet in the streets
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of meet: assemble / foregather / forgather / gather
    • more generic word: interact = act together or towards others or with others
    • more specific terms:
  6. get to know; get acquainted with
    • examples: Sam and Sue meet | Sam cannot meet Sue
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
  7. meet by design; be present at the arrival of
  8. contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
    • examples: Sam and Sue meet | Sam cannot meet Sue
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonyms of meet: encounter / play / take on
    • more specific words:
      • confront / face = oppose, as in hostility or a competition
      • replay = repeat a game against the same opponent
    • entailments: compete / contend / vie = compete for something; engage in a contest
  9. experience as a reaction
  10. undergo or suffer
    • example: meet a violent death
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonym of meet: suffer
    • more generic terms: experience / go through / see = undergo or live through a difficult experience
  11. be in direct physical contact with; make contact

Alternative definition of the verb meet

verb

  1. To come face to face with by accident; to encounter.
  2. To come face to face with someone by arrangement.
  3. To be introduced to someone.
  4. To converge and finally touch or intersect.
  5. to gather for a formal discussion.
  6. To satisfy; to comply with.
  7. To touch or hit something while moving.
  8. To adjoin, be physically touching
  9. To come together in conflict.
  10. (sports) To play a match.
  11. To meet face-to-face.

Person

Who is Meet?

Meet is an actor.

Characters

  1. Meet is a fictional character from the 2004 film Masti: Sanam Teri Kasam.
  2. Meet is a fictional character from the 2009 film Tera Mera Ki Rishta.

Music

"Meet" is a musical album of Chessie.

  • released on (16 years ago)

Miscellanea

  1. Meet a.k.a. Join and meet: In a partially ordered set P, the join and meet of a subset S are respectively the supremum of S, denoted ⋁S, and infimum of S, denoted ⋀S. In general, the join and meet of a subset of a partially ordered set need not exist; when they do exist, they are elements of P.
  2. Meet is an early Australian television series which aired on ABC during 1957. The series consisted of interviews in a 15-minute time-slot, with a single person interviewed in each episode. It aired live in Melbourne, with telerecordings made of the broadcasts so it could be shown in Sydney. In Melbourne it aired on Mondays. Following the end of the series, it was followed up with an interview series titled People.

Phrases with Meet

Phrases starting with the word Meet:

  1. Meet Up
  2. Meet-Up
  3. meet with
  4. meet halfway
  5. meet up with
  6. Meet and Greet
  7. Meet-and-Greet
  8. Meet One's Doom
  9. Meet One's Maker

Phrases ending with the word Meet:

  1. to meet
  2. Dual Meet
  3. Swap Meet
  4. swim meet
  5. track meet
  6. Flying Meet
  7. swimming meet
  8. Cornfield Meet
  9. Make Ends Meet
  10. Making ends meet

Other phrase containing the word Meet:

  1. To Meet with

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Meet

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Google previewManual of Bible morality (1897)

a text book for elementary and academic schools and for the help of parents in training their children at home by Shaler Granby Hillyer

The word meet means fit or suitable. So the Lord intended to give to Adam a companion who should be a help fit or suitable for him. This implies congeniality of nature and of character. This was secured by making the woman out of the man.

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

support to meet the requirements of a war or other national emergency involving an external threat to the national security. c. full mobilization — Expansion of the active Armed Forces resulting from action by Congress and the President to ...

Google previewA Dictionary and Glossary of the Qur'an (2006)

To meet, meet with, see; to suffer from, experience (with acc. and ). n.a. see III. f. for part. act.

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

Fire and Other Damage: If records cannot be removed prior to fire or other damage, the health information management specialist and the administrative team will meet to determine what recovery mechanisms are feasible based on age and ...

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Usage statistics about meet

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb meet:

spoken English37.57%written English62.43% conversational speech35.73%task-oriented speech64.27% imaginative writing58.11%informational writing41.89%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb meet:

convergeassemblefulfilencountersatisfygathercontacttouchfitfillsufferreceivemeetplaysee

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Meet & Greet

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Quotes about Meet

'Parallel lines do not meet'!
But, parallel do meet only when twisted;
And like the muse of your love with that of mine,
But, to the quantum order of things, we will meet again! (Edward Kofi Louis)
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Scrabble value of M3E1E1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of MEET

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Semordnilap

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