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MEET, a. [L. convenio.] Fit; suitable; proper; qualified; convenient; adapted, as to a use or purpose.

Ye shall pass over armed before your brethren, the children of Israel, all that are meet for the war. Deut.3.

It was meet that we should make merry--Luke 15.

Bring forth fruits meet for repentance. Matt.3.

MEET, v.t. pret. and pp. met. [Gr. with.]

1. To come together, approaching in opposite or different directions; to come face to face; as, to meet a man in the road.

His daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances. Judges 11.

2. To come together in any place; as, we met many strangers at the levee.

3. To come together in hostility; to encounter. The armies met on the plains of Pharsalia.

4. To encounter unexpectedly.

5. To come together in extension; to come in contact; to join. The line A meets the line B and forms an angle.

6. To come to; to find; to light on; to receive. The good man meets his reward; the criminal in due time meets the punishment he deserves.

Of vice or virtue, whether blest or curst,

Which meets contempt, or which compassion first.

MEET, v.i. To come together or to approach near, or into company with. How pleasant it is for friends to meet on the road; still more pleasant to meet in a foreign country.

1. To come together in hostility; to encounter. The armies met at Waterloo, and decided the fate of Buonaparte.

2. To assemble; to congregate. The council met at 10 o'clock. The legislature will meet on the first Wednesday in the month.

3. To come together by being extended; to come in contact; to join. Two converging lines will meet in a point.

To meet with; to light on; to find; to come to; often with the sense of an unexpected event.

We met with many things worthy of observation.

1. To join; to unite in company.

Falstaff at that oak shall meet with us.

2. To suffer unexpectedly; as, to meet with a fall; to meet with a loss.

3. To encounter; to engage in opposition.

Royal mistress,

Prepare to meet with more than brutal fury

From the fierce prince.

4. To obviate; a Latinism.

To meet half way, to approach from an equal distance and meet; metaphorically, to make mutual and equal concessions, each party renouncing some pretensions.




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MEET, a. [L. convenio.] Fit; suitable; proper; qualified; convenient; adapted, as to a use or purpose.

Ye shall pass over armed before your brethren, the children of Israel, all that are meet for the war. Deut.3.

It was meet that we should make merry--Luke 15.

Bring forth fruits meet for repentance. Matt.3.

MEET, v.t. pret. and pp. met. [Gr. with.]

1. To come together, approaching in opposite or different directions; to come face to face; as, to meet a man in the road.

His daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances. Judges 11.

2. To come together in any place; as, we met many strangers at the levee.

3. To come together in hostility; to encounter. The armies met on the plains of Pharsalia.

4. To encounter unexpectedly.

5. To come together in extension; to come in contact; to join. The line A meets the line B and forms an angle.

6. To come to; to find; to light on; to receive. The good man meets his reward; the criminal in due time meets the punishment he deserves.

Of vice or virtue, whether blest or curst,

Which meets contempt, or which compassion first.

MEET, v.i. To come together or to approach near, or into company with. How pleasant it is for friends to meet on the road; still more pleasant to meet in a foreign country.

1. To come together in hostility; to encounter. The armies met at Waterloo, and decided the fate of Buonaparte.

2. To assemble; to congregate. The council met at 10 o'clock. The legislature will meet on the first Wednesday in the month.

3. To come together by being extended; to come in contact; to join. Two converging lines will meet in a point.

To meet with; to light on; to find; to come to; often with the sense of an unexpected event.

We met with many things worthy of observation.

1. To join; to unite in company.

Falstaff at that oak shall meet with us.

2. To suffer unexpectedly; as, to meet with a fall; to meet with a loss.

3. To encounter; to engage in opposition.

Royal mistress,

Prepare to meet with more than brutal fury

From the fierce prince.

4. To obviate; a Latinism.

To meet half way, to approach from an equal distance and meet; metaphorically, to make mutual and equal concessions, each party renouncing some pretensions.


MEET, a. [Sax. gemet, with a prefix, from the root of metan, gemetan, to meet, to find, that is, to come to, to come together. So the equivalent word convenient, is from L. convenio.]

Fit; suitable; proper; qualified; convenient; adapted, as to a use or purpose. Ye shall pass over armed before your brethren, the children of Israel, all that are meet for the war. Deut. iii. It was meet that we should make merry. Luke xv. Bring forth fruits meet for repentance. Matth. iii.


MEET, v.i.

  1. To come together or to approach near, or into company with. How pleasant it is for friends to meet on the road; still more pleasant to meet in a foreign country.
  2. To come together in hostility; to encounter. The armies met at Waterloo, and decided the fate of Buonaparte.
  3. To assemble; to congregate. The council met at 10 o'clock. The legislature will meet on the first Wednesday in the month.
  4. To come together by being extended; to come in contact; to join. Two converging lines will meet in a point. To meet with, to light on; to find; to come to; often with the sense of an unexpected event. We met with many things worthy of observation. Bacon. #2. To join; to unite in company. Falstaff at that oak shall meet with us. Shak. #3. To suffer unexpectedly; as, to meet with a fall; to meet with a loss. #4. To encounter; to engage in opposition. Royal mistress, / Prepare to meet with more than brutal fury / From the fierce prince. Rowe. #5. To obviate; a Latinism. [Not used.] Bacon. To meet half way, to approach from an equal distance and meet; metaphorically, to make mutual and equal concessions, each party renouncing some pretensions.

MEET, v.t. [pret. and pp. met. Sax. metan, mætan, gemetan, to meet, to find, to measure, to mete; Goth. motyan; D. ontmoeten, gemoetan, to meet, and gemoet, a meeting; Sw. möta, to meet, to fall, come, or happen; möte, a meeting; mot, toward, against; Dan. möder, to meet; möde, a meeting; mod, contrary, against, toward. The sense is to come to, to fall to or happen, to reach to; Gr. μετα,with; G. mit, D. met, mede, Sw. and Dan. med, with or by; W. med, to; Ch. Syr. מטא, מטה, to come to, to arrive, to happen; Heb. Ch. Eth. מצא. Qu. W. ammod, a covenant; commod, agreement.]

  1. To come together, approaching in opposite or different directions; to come face to face; as, to meet a man in the road. His daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances. Judges xi.
  2. To come together in any place; as, we met many strangers at the levee.
  3. To come together in hostility; to encounter. The armies met on the plains of Pharsalia.
  4. To encounter unexpectedly. Milton.
  5. To come together in extension; to come in contact; to join. The line A. meets the line B. and forms an angle.
  6. To come to; to find; to light on; to receive. The good man meets his reward; the criminal in due time meets the punishment he deserves. Of vice or virtue, whether blest or curst, / Which meets contempt, or which compassion first. Pope.

Meet
  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 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.

    O, when meet now
    Such pairs in love and mutual honor joined !
    Milton.

  3. An assembling together; esp., the assembling of huntsmen for the hunt; also, the persons who so assemble, and the place of meeting.
  4. Suitable; fit; proper; appropriate; qualified; convenient.

    It was meet that we should make merry. Luke xv. 32.

    To be meet with, to be even with; to be equal to. [Obs.]

  5. Meetly.

    [Obs.] Shak.
  6. 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.
  7. To come together with hostile purpose; to have an encounter or conflict.

    Weapons more violent, when next we meet,
    May serve to better us and worse our foes.
    Milton.

  8. 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.

  9. To assemble together; to congregate; as, Congress meets on the first Monday of December.

    They . . . appointed a day to meet together. 2. Macc. xiv. 21.

  10. 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.

  11. To come together by mutual concessions; hence, to agree; to harmonize; to unite.

    To meet with. (a) To light upon; to find; to come to; -- often with the sense of unexpectedness.

    We met with many things worthy of observation. Bacon.

    (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.

    Prepare to meet with more than brutal fury
    From the fierce prince.
    Rowe.

    (e) To obviate. [Obs.] Bacon.

  12. 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.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

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