- [miːt](past tense and past participle met [met] ) verb1) [I/T] to come together in order to spend time with someone who you have arranged to seeI'll meet you in the bar later.[/ex]We're meeting for lunch tomorrow.[/ex]Sally and I met after work to go and see a film.[/ex]2) [I/T] to come together with other people in order to discuss something formallyThe president is meeting world leaders in Brussels.[/ex]The council meets today to decide what action to take.[/ex]3) [T] to see someone and speak to them without planning toYou'll never guess who I met on the plane.[/ex]4) [I/T] to be introduced to someone that you do not knowHave you met my wife?[/ex]I think they met at college.[/ex]5) [T] to get a particular result or reactionThe plans met strong opposition from local people.[/ex]6) [T] to do what is necessaryThis technology can meet the challenges of the 21st century.[/ex]The water won't meet the needs of the local population.[/ex]7) [T] to do what you planned or promised to doSyn:achieveWill the government be able to meet their spending targets?[/ex]8) [I] if things such as roads or lines meet, they join each otherThe two rivers meet just north of the town.[/ex]9) [I] if two people's eyes meet, they look directly into each other's eyes•- meet up- meet with sth
Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.