Meet v. t. [imp. & p. p. Met p. pr. & vb. n. Meeting.]
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.
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.
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.
His daughter came out to meet him. --Judg. xi. 34.
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.
Of vice or virtue, whether blest or curst,
Which meets contempt, or which compassion first. --Pope.
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.
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.
1. A coming together; an assembling; as, the meeting of Congress.
2. A junction, crossing, or union; as, the meeting of the roads or of two rivers.
3. A congregation; a collection of people; a convention; as, a large meeting; an harmonious meeting.
4. An assembly for worship; as, to attend meeting on Sunday; -- in England, applied distinctively and disparagingly to the worshiping assemblies of Dissenters.
Syn: -- Conference; assembly; company; convention; congregation; junction; confluence; union.
n 1: a formally arranged gathering; "next year the meeting will
be in Chicago"; "the meeting elected a chairperson"
2: the social act of assembling for some common purpose; "his
meeting with the salesmen was the high point of his day"
[syn: coming together]
3: a small informal social gathering; "there was an informal
meeting in my livingroom" [syn: get together]
4: a casual or unexpected convergence; "he still remembers
their meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in
the hallway" [syn: encounter]
5: the act of joining together as one; "the merging of the two
groups occurred quickly"; "there was no meeting of minds"
[syn: merging, coming together]
6: a place where things merge or flow together (especially
rivers); "Pittsburgh is located at the confluence of the
Allegheny and Monongahela rivers" [syn: confluence]