meet Definition

  • 1arrive at a destination, typically at the end of a journey
  • 2arrange or happen to come into the presence or company of (someone)
  • 3fulfill or satisfy (a need, requirement, or condition)

Using meet: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "meet" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    We will meet at the park at noon.

  • Example

    I am excited to meet my new coworkers.

  • Example

    The project must meet certain standards before it can be approved.

meet Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with meet

  • meet up

    to come together with someone, especially for a planned meeting


    Let's meet up for coffee tomorrow morning.

  • meet and greet

    an event where a celebrity or public figure meets and interacts with fans or supporters


    The politician held a meet and greet with her constituents at the local community center.

  • to make a compromise with someone, each giving up something in order to reach an agreement


    We couldn't agree on a restaurant, so we decided to meet halfway and go to a place we both like.

Origins of meet

Old English 'mētan', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch 'ontmoeten' and German 'antreffen'


Summary: meet in Brief

The verb 'meet' [miːt] refers to arriving at a destination, encountering someone, or fulfilling a need. It can be used in phrases like 'meet up,' which means to come together for a planned meeting, and 'meet halfway,' which means to compromise. Examples include 'We will meet at the park at noon' and 'The project must meet certain standards before it can be approved.'

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