meet1 / mēt/ • v. (past and past part. met / met/ ) [tr.] 1. come into the presence or company of (someone) by chance or arrangement: a week later I met him in the street | [intr.] we met for lunch they arranged to meet up that afternoon. ∎ make the acquaintance of (someone) for the first time: she took Paul to meet her parents | [intr.] we met at an office party. ∎ [intr.] (of a group of people) assemble for a particular purpose: the committee meets once a week. ∎ [intr.] (meet with) have a meeting with (someone): he met with the president on September 16. ∎ go to a place and wait there for (a person or their means of transport) to arrive: I offered to meet their train. ∎ play or oppose in a contest: in the final match, the U.S. will meet Brazil | [intr.] the Twins and Mariners will not meet again until September. ∎ touch; join: Harry's lips met hers | [intr.] the curtains failed to meet in the middle | fig. our eyes met across the table. ∎ encounter or be faced with (a particular fate, situation, attitude, or reaction): he met his death in 1946 | [intr.] we met with a slight setback. ∎ (meet something with) have (a particular reaction) to: the announcement was met with widespread protests. ∎ [intr.] (meet with) receive (a particular reaction): I'm sorry if it doesn't meet with your approval.2. fulfill or satisfy (a need, requirement, or condition): this policy is doing nothing to meet the needs of women. ∎ deal with or respond to (a problem or challenge) satisfactorily: they failed to meet the noon deadline. ∎ pay (a financial claim or obligation): all your household expenses will still have to be met.• n. an organized event at which a number of races or other sporting contests are held: a swim meet.PHRASES: meet someone's eye (or eyes) be visible: the sight that met his eyes was truly amazing.meet someone's eye (or eyes or gaze) look directly at someone: for a moment, he refused to meet her eyes.meet someone halfway make a compromise with someone: I am prepared to meet him halfway by paying an additional $25,000.meet one's Makersee maker.meet one's matchsee match1 .there's more to someone/something than meets the eye a person or situation is more complex or interesting than they appear.meet2 • adj. archaic suitable; fit; proper: it is a theater meet for great events.DERIVATIVES: meet·ly adv.meet·ness n.
See also when Greek meets Greek.