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English adjective: meet

1. meet being precisely fitting and right

SamplesIt is only meet that she should be seated first.




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.


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.


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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