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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Meet  \Meet\  (m[=e]t),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Met}  (m[e^]t);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Meeting}.]  [OE.  meten,  AS  m[=e]tan,  fr  m[=o]t, 
  gem[=o]t,  a  meeting;  akin  to  OS  m[=o]tian  to  meet  Icel. 
  m[ae]ta,  Goth.  gam[=o]tjan.  See  {Moot},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  join  or  come  in  contact  with  esp.,  to  come  in  contact 
  with  by  approach  from  an  opposite  direction;  to  come  upon 
  or  against,  front  to  front,  as  distinguished  from  contact 
  by  following  and  overtaking. 
  2.  To  come  in  collision  with  to  confront  in  conflict;  to 
  encounter  hostilely;  as  they  met  the  enemy  and  defeated 
  them  the  ship  met  opposing  winds  and  currents. 
  3.  To  come  into  the  presence  of  without  contact  to  come 
  close  to  to  intercept;  to  come  within  the  perception, 
  influence,  or  recognition  of  as  to  meet  a  train  at  a 
  junction;  to  meet  carriages  or  persons  in  the  street;  to 
  meet  friends  at  a  party;  sweet  sounds  met  the  ear. 
  His  daughter  came  out  to  meet  him  --Judg.  xi 
  4.  To  perceive;  to  come  to  a  knowledge  of  to  have  personal 
  acquaintance  with  to  experience;  to  suffer;  as  the  eye 
  met  a  horrid  sight;  he  met  his  fate. 
  Of  vice  or  virtue,  whether  blest  or  curst,  Which 
  meets  contempt,  or  which  compassion  first  --Pope. 
  5.  To  come  up  to  to  be  even  with  to  equal;  to  match;  to 
  satisfy;  to  ansver;  as  to  meet  one's  expectations;  the 
  supply  meets  the  demand. 
  {To  meet  half  way},  literally,  to  go  half  the  distance 
  between  in  order  to  meet  (one);  hence  figuratively,  to 
  yield  or  concede  half  of  the  difference  in  order  to  effect 
  a  compromise  or  reconciliation  with 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Meeting  \Meet"ing\,  n. 
  1.  A  coming  together;  an  assembling;  as  the  meeting  of 
  2.  A  junction,  crossing,  or  union;  as  the  meeting  of  the 
  roads  or  of  two  rivers. 
  3.  A  congregation;  a  collection  of  people;  a  convention;  as 
  a  large  meeting;  an  harmonius  meeting. 
  4.  An  assembly  for  worship;  as  to  attend  meeting  on  Sunday; 
  --  in  England,  applied  distinctively  and  disparagingly  to 
  the  worshiping  assemblies  of  Dissenters. 
  Syn:  Conference;  assembly;  company;  convention;  congregation; 
  junction;  confluence;  union. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  formally  arranged  gathering;  "next  year  the  meeting  will 
  be  in  Chicago" 
  2:  a  small  informal  social  gathering;  "there  was  an  informal 
  meeting  in  my  livingroom"  [syn:  {get  together}] 
  3:  a  casual  or  unexpected  convergence;  "he  still  remembers 
  their  meeting  in  Paris";  "there  was  a  brief  encounter  in 
  the  hallway"  [syn:  {encounter}] 
  4:  the  social  act  of  assembling  for  some  common  purpose;  "his 
  meeting  with  the  salesmen  was  the  high  point  of  his  day" 
  [syn:  {coming  together}] 
  5:  the  act  of  joining  together  as  one  "the  merging  of  the  two 
  groups  occurred  quickly";  "there  was  no  meeting  of  minds" 
  [syn:  {merging},  {coming  together}] 
  6:  a  place  where  two  things  come  together;  "Pittsburgh  is 
  located  at  the  confluence  of  the  Allegheny  and  Monongahela 
  rivers"  [syn:  {confluence},  {junction}] 

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