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English adjective: meet

1. meet being precisely fitting and right


SamplesIt is only meet that she should be seated first.


Synonymsfitting


Similarjust


Antonymsunjust


English noun: meet

1. meet (event) a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held


Synonymssports meeting


Broader (hypernym)athletic competition, athletic contest, athletics


Narrower (hyponym)gymkhana, race meeting, regatta, swim meet, swimming meet, track meet


Part holonymtrack and field


English verb: meet

1. meet (motion) come together


SamplesI'll probably see you at the meeting.
How nice to see you again!.


Synonymscome across, encounter, run across, run into, see


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)cross, intersect


Verb groupassemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet

2. meet (social) get together socially or for a specific purpose


Synonymsget together


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)call, call in, celebrate, fete, pick up, rendezvous, reunite, visit

3. meet (stative) be adjacent or come together


SamplesThe lines converge at this point.


Synonymsconverge


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Narrower (hyponym)breast


Verb groupadjoin, contact, meet, touch


Antonymsdiverge, diverge

4. meet (consumption) fill or meet a want or need


Synonymsfill, fulfil, fulfill, satisfy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply


Narrower (hyponym)allay, answer, appease, assuage, feed on, feed upon, quell, quench, slake, stay

5. meet (stative) satisfy a condition or restriction


SamplesDoes this paper meet the requirements for the degree?.


Synonymsconform to, fit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally


Narrower (hyponym)accommodate, behoove, behove, coordinate, fill the bill, fit, fit the bill, fulfil, fulfill, live up to, satisfy, suit

6. meet (social) satisfy or fulfill


SamplesMeet a need.
This job doesn't match my dreams.


Synonymscope with, match


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)contend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, make do, make out, manage

7. meet (social) collect in one place


SamplesWe assembled in the church basement.
Let's gather in the dining room.


ExamplesThe crowds meet in the streets


Synonymsassemble, foregather, forgather, gather


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)interact


Narrower (hyponym)aggroup, caucus, club, clump, cluster, congregate, constellate, convene, converge, crowd, crowd together, flock, fort, fort up, group, hive, meet, turn out


Verb groupcome across, encounter, meet, run across, run into, see

8. meet (social) get to know; get acquainted with


SamplesI met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!.
We met in Singapore.


ExamplesSam and Sue meet, Sam cannot meet Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody

9. meet (motion) meet by design; be present at the arrival of


SamplesCan you meet me at the train station?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet


Narrower (hyponym)meet up with

10. meet (competition) contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle


SamplesPrinceton plays Yale this weekend.
Charlie likes to play Mary.


ExamplesSam and Sue meet, Sam cannot meet Sue


Synonymsencounter, play, take on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)confront, face, replay


Entailcompete, contend, vie


Verb groupplay, play, play, play

11. meet (stative) experience as a reaction


SamplesMy proposal met with much opposition.


Synonymsencounter, receive


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)experience, have

12. meet (perception) undergo or suffer


SamplesMeet a violent death.
Suffer a terrible fate.


Synonymssuffer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)experience, go through, see

13. meet (contact) be in direct physical contact with; make contact


SamplesThe two buildings touch.
Their hands touched.
The wire must not contact the metal cover.
The surfaces contact at this point.


ExamplesOur properties meet at this point, His fields meet mine at this point


Synonymsadjoin, contact, touch


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)abut, adhere, adjoin, attach, border, border, butt, butt against, butt on, chafe, cleave, cling, cohere, cover, edge, environ, fray, fret, hug, lean against, lean on, march, rest on, ring, rub, scratch, skirt, spread over, stick, surround


Verb groupconverge, meet









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