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meet 1

 (mēt)
v. met (mĕt), meet·ing, meets
v.tr.
1.
a. To come into the presence of by chance or arrangement: I was surprised to meet an old friend in the park. I met a friend for coffee.
b. To come into the company of: I met my colleagues for a meeting.
c. To be introduced to; make the acquaintance of: Have you met my wife?
d. To come together or confront in opposition: The rival teams meet next week.
2. To be present at the arrival of: met the train.
3. To come into conjunction with; join or touch: where the road meets the highway.
4. To come into conformity with the views, wishes, or opinions of: The firm has done its best to meet us on that point.
5. To come to the notice of (the senses): There is more here than meets the eye.
6. To experience or undergo: He met his fate with courage. The project has met a setback.
7.
a. To be sufficient for (a need, for example); fulfill: meet all the conditions in the contract. See Synonyms at satisfy.
b. To deal or contend with effectively: We can meet each problem as it arises.
c. To pay; settle: enough money to meet expenses.
v.intr.
1. To come together: Didn't recognize him when we met. Where should we meet for lunch?
2. To come into conjunction; be joined: The two pipes meet in the corner.
3. To come together as opponents; contend: The team met with its rival.
4. To become introduced: Where did the two of you meet?
5. To assemble: Protesters met in the square.
6. To occur together, especially in one person or entity: Suspense and intrigue meet in this new movie.
n.
A meeting or contest, especially an athletic competition.
Phrasal Verb:
meet with
1. To experience or undergo.
2. To receive: Our plan met with their approval.
Idioms:
meet cute
To make one another's acquaintance under unexpected and often comically adverse circumstances. Used especially of protagonists in a romantic comedy: In the movie, the lead characters meet cute in a park during a rainstorm.
meet (one's) Maker Slang
To die.
meet (someone) halfway
To make a compromise with.

[Middle English meten, from Old English mētan.]

meet 2

 (mēt)
adj. Archaic
Fitting; proper: "It seems not meet, nor wholesome to my place" (Shakespeare).

[Middle English mete, from Old English gemǣte; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

meet′ly adv.
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Reed: the same ridge, black and blasted after the flames are dead, would have represented as meetly my subsequent condition, when half-an-hour's silence and reflection had shown me the madness of my conduct, and the dreariness of my hated and hating position.
Bernini echoed Vasari in proclaiming that dise, no was the father of the three arts: An artist's true genius, Vasari wrote, was found in the meetly or idea "born in a moment from the fire of art".