meetness

meet

2 [meet]
adjective
suitable; fitting; proper.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English mete, aphetic variant (see y-) of imete; representing Old English gemǣte suitable, cognate with German gemäss conformable

meetness, noun


apt, appropriate.
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meet1 (miːt)
 
vb (sometimes foll by up or(US) with) (sometimes foll by with) , meets, meeting, met
1.  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.  (tr) 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.  (tr) to cope with effectively; satisfy: to meet someone's demands
8.  (tr) to be apparent to (esp in the phrase meet the eye)
9.  (tr) 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.  to experience; suffer: he met his death in a road accident
12.  to occur together: courage and kindliness met in him
13.  (Caribbean) (tr) 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
 
n
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
 
[Old English mētan; related to Old Norse mœta, Old Saxon mōtian]
 
'meeter1
 
n

meet2 (miːt)
 
adj
archaic proper, fitting, or correct
 
[C13: from variant of Old English gemǣte; related to Old High German māza suitability, Old Norse mǣtr valuable]
 
'meetly2
 
adv

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meet
O.E. metan, from P.Gmc. *motijanan (cf.O.N. mæta, O.S. motian "to meet"). Related to O.E. gemot "meeting." The noun, in the sporting sense, is attested from 1831, originally of hunting. Meeting "gathering of people for discussion, etc." is attested from 1513. In 17c., it was applied generally to
worship assemblies of nonconformists, but this now is retained mostly by Quakers.

meet
O.E. gemæte "suitable, having the same dimensions," from P.Gmc. *ga-mætijaz (cf. O.N. mætr, O.H.G. gimagi, Ger. gemäß "suitable"), from collective prefix *ga- + PIE *med- "to measure." The root sense is thus the same as commensurate.
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