Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “meet”

See all translations

meet

verb  /mit/ ( past tense and past participle met  /met/) us  

meet verb (COME TOGETHER)

[I/T] to come together with another person: [I] We agreed to meet on Tuesday at six. [I] They’re meeting with their advisers to work out a new plan. [T] The doctor unexpectedly met one of her patients in the supermarket. [T] Will we meet Joyce’s plane (= be at the airport when she arrives)? [I] The teams met twice this season (= competed against each other twice).

meet verb (BECOME FAMILIAR WITH)

[I/T] to become familiar with someone for the first time: [I] They met at work. [T] I’d like you to meet my friend Laura.

meet verb (JOIN)

[I/T] (esp. of objects) to join or touch: [I] The curtains don’t meet in the middle of the window.

meet verb (FULFILL)

[T] to fulfill, satisfy, or achieve: We haven’t found office space that meets our needs. Do you think she’ll be able to meet the deadline?

meet

noun [C]  /mit/ us  

meet noun [C] (SPORTS EVENT)

a sports event at which several teams or people compete: a track meet a swimming meet
(Definition of meet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of meet?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “meet” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cold snap

a short period of cold weather

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More