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[meet] /mit/
adjective
1.
suitable; fitting; proper.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English mete, aphetic variant (see y-) of imete; representing Old English gemǣte suitable, cognate with German gemäss conformable
Related forms
meetness, noun
Synonyms
apt, appropriate.
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British Dictionary definitions for meetness

meet1

/miːt/
verb meets, meeting, met
1.
sometimes foll by up or(US) with. to come together (with), either by design or by accident; encounter I met him unexpectedly, we met at the station
2.
to come into or be in conjunction or contact with (something or each other) the roads meet in the town, the sea meets the sky
3.
(transitive) to come to or be at the place of arrival of to meet a train
4.
to make the acquaintance of or be introduced to (someone or each other) have you two met?
5.
to gather in the company of (someone or each other) the board of directors meets on Tuesday
6.
to come into the presence of (someone or each other) as opponents Joe meets Fred in the boxing match
7.
(transitive) to cope with effectively; satisfy to meet someone's demands
8.
(transitive) to be apparent to (esp in the phrase meet the eye)
9.
(transitive) to return or counter to meet a blow with another
10.
to agree with (someone or each other) we met him on the price he suggested
11.
(transitive) sometimes foll by with. to experience; suffer he met his death in a road accident
12.
to occur together courage and kindliness met in him
13.
(transitive) (Caribbean) to find (a person, situation, etc) in a specified condition I met the door open
14.
meet and greet, (of a celebrity, politician, etc) to have a session of being introduced to and questioned by members of the public or journalists
noun
15.
the assembly of hounds, huntsmen, etc, prior to a hunt
16.
a meeting, esp a sports meeting
17.
(US) the place where the paths of two railway trains meet or cross
18.
meet-and-greet, a session where a celebrity, etc, is introduced to or questioned by members of the public or journalists
Derived Forms
meeter, noun
Word Origin
Old English mētan; related to Old Norse mœta, Old Saxon mōtian

meet2

/miːt/
adjective
1.
(archaic) proper, fitting, or correct
Derived Forms
meetly, adverb
Word Origin
C13: from variant of Old English gemǣte; related to Old High German māza suitability, Old Norse mǣtr valuable
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Word Origin and History for meetness

meet

v.

Old English metan "to find, find out; fall in with, encounter; obtain," from Proto-Germanic *motjan (cf. Old Norse mæta, Old Frisian meta, Old Saxon motian "to meet," Gothic gamotijan), from PIE root *mod- "to meet, assemble." Related to Old English gemot "meeting." Meaning "to assemble" is from 1520s. Of things, "to come into contact," c.1300. Related: Met; meeting. To meet (someone) halfway in the figurative sense is from 1620s.

adj.

"proper, fitting," Old English gemæte, Anglian *gemete, "suitable, having the same dimensions," from Proto-Germanic *ga-mætijaz (cf. Old Norse mætr, Old High German gimagi, German gemäß "suitable"), from collective prefix *ga- + PIE *med- "to measure" (see medical (adj.)). The basic formation is thus the same as that of commensurate.

n.

1831 in the sporting sense, originally of gatherings for hunting, from meet (v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for meetness

meet

noun
  1. A point where trains are scheduled to meet (1940s+ Railroad)
  2. A meeting, esp for some illegal purpose: She went out to make a ''meet'' to buy more bogus bills/ I'll call you next Friday, same time, and set up a meet (1879+)
  3. jam session (1950s+ Bop musicians & cool musicians)

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