Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “meet”

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?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Connecting and combining, but you might be interested in these topics from the Cutting and joining topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “meet” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

monster

any imaginary frightening creature, especially one that is large and strange

Word of the Day

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Read More 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Read More