Meet vs. Met

Meet vs. Met — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Meet and Met

Meetverb

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.

Metverb

Past tense and past participle of meet1.

Meetverb

To come into the company of

I met my colleagues for a meeting.

Metverb

(obsolete) To dream.

Meetverb

To be introduced to; make the acquaintance of

Have you met my wife?.

Meetverb

To come together or confront in opposition

The rival teams meet next week.

Meetverb

To be present at the arrival of

met the train.

Meetverb

To come into conjunction with; join or touch

where the road meets the highway.

Meetverb

To come into conformity with the views, wishes, or opinions of

The firm has done its best to meet us on that point.

Meetverb

To come to the notice of (the senses)

There is more here than meets the eye.

Meetverb

To experience or undergo

He met his fate with courage. The project has met a setback.

Meetverb

To be sufficient for (a need, for example); fulfill

meet all the conditions in the contract.

Meetverb

To deal or contend with effectively

We can meet each problem as it arises.

Meetverb

To pay; settle

enough money to meet expenses.

Meetverb

To come together

Didn't recognize him when we met. Where should we meet for lunch?.

Meetverb

To come into conjunction; be joined

The two pipes meet in the corner.

Meetverb

To come together as opponents; contend

The team met with its rival.

Meetverb

To become introduced

Where did the two of you meet?.

Meetverb

To assemble

Protesters met in the square.

Meetverb

To occur together, especially in one person or entity

Suspense and intrigue meet in this new movie.

Meetnoun

A meeting or contest, especially an athletic competition.

Meetadjective

Fitting; proper

"It seems not meet, nor wholesome to my place" (Shakespeare).

Meetverb

Of individuals: to make personal contact.

Meetverb

To come face to face with by accident; to encounter.

Fancy meeting you here!Guess who I met at the supermarket today?

Meetverb

To come face to face with someone by arrangement.

Let's meet at the station at 9 o'clock.Shall we meet at 8 p.m in our favorite chatroom?

Meetverb

To get acquainted with someone.

I'm pleased to meet you!I'd like you to meet a colleague of mine.I met my husband through a mutual friend at a party. It wasn't love at first sight; in fact, we couldn't stand each other at first!

Meetverb

(Ireland) To French kiss someone.

Meetverb

Of groups: to gather or oppose.

Meetverb

To gather for a formal or social discussion.

I met with them several times.The government ministers met today to start the negotiations.

Meetverb

To come together in conflict.

Meetverb

(sports) To play a match.

England and Holland will meet in the final.

Meetverb

To make physical or perceptual contact.

Meetverb

To converge and finally touch or intersect.

The two streets meet at a crossroad half a mile away.

Meetverb

To touch or hit something while moving.

The right wing of the car met the column in the garage, leaving a dent.

Meetverb

To adjoin, be physically touching.

The carpet meets the wall at this side of the room.The forest meets the sea along this part of the coast.

Meetverb

To satisfy; to comply with.

This proposal meets my requirements.The company agrees to meet the cost of any repairs.

Meetverb

To perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer.

The eye met a horrid sight.He met his fate.

Meetnoun

A sports competition, especially for track and field or swimming (a swim meet).

Meetnoun

A gathering of riders, horses and hounds for foxhunting; a field meet for hunting.

Meetnoun

(rail transport) A meeting of two trains in opposite directions on a single track, when one is put into a siding to let the other cross.

Meetnoun

A meeting.

OK, let's arrange a meet with Tyler and ask him.

Meetnoun

(algebra) The greatest lower bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol ∧.

Meetnoun

(Irish) An act of French kissing someone.

Meetadjective

(archaic) Suitable; right; proper.

Meetnoun

a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held

Meetverb

come together;

I'll probably see you at the meetingHow nice to see you again!

Meetverb

get together socially or for a specific purpose

Meetverb

be adjacent or come together;

The lines converge at this point

Meetverb

fill or meet a want or need

Meetverb

satisfy a condition or restriction;

Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?

Meetverb

satisfy or fulfill;

meet a needthis job doesn't match my dreams

Meetverb

get to know; get acquainted with;

I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!we met in Singapore

Meetverb

collect in one place;

We assembled in the church basementLet's gather in the dining room

Meetverb

meet by design; be present at the arrival of;

Can you meet me at the train station?

Meetverb

contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle;

Princeton plays Yale this weekendCharlie likes to play Mary

Meetverb

experience as a reaction;

My proposal met with much opposition

Meetverb

undergo or suffer;

meet a violent deathsuffer a terrible fate

Meetverb

be in direct physical contact with; make contact;

The two buildings touchTheir hands touchedThe wire must not contact the metal coverThe surfaces contact at this point

Meetadjective

being precisely fitting and right;

it is only meet that she should be seated first