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Definition 1: a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for meet in the sense of this definition

(meet is a kind of ...) a contest between athletes

(... is a kind of meet ) a meet at which riders and horses display a range of skills and aptitudes

(... is a kind of meet ) a regular occasion on which a number of horse races are held on the same track

"the Epsom race meeting was an important social event"

(... is a kind of meet ) a meeting for boat races

(... is a kind of meet ) a swimming competition between two or more teams

(... is a kind of meet ) a track and field competition between two or more teams

(meet is a part of ...) participating in athletic sports performed on a running track or on the field associated with it

Definition 2: contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle - [verb of competition]

Samples where meet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Princeton plays Yale this weekend
  • Charlie likes to play Mary

Synonyms for meet in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of meet ) oppose, as in hostility or a competition

"You must confront your opponent" "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring" "The two enemies finally confronted each other"

(... is a kind of meet ) repeat a game against the same opponent

"Princeton replayed Harvard"

(meet implies ...) compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

(meet has a similar meaning as ...) participate in games or sport

"We played hockey all afternoon" "play cards" "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

(meet has a similar meaning as ...) employ in a game or in a specific position

"They played him on first base"

(meet has a similar meaning as ...) use or move

"I had to play my queen"

(meet has a similar meaning as ...) shoot or hit in a particular manner

"She played a good backhand last night"

Definition 3: fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction - [verb of consumption]

Samples where meet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?
  • This job doesn't match my dreams
  • meet a need

Synonyms for meet in the sense of this definition

(meet is a kind of ...) give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

(... is a kind of meet ) be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of

"This may answer her needs"

(... is a kind of meet ) overcome or allay

"quell my hunger"

(... is a kind of meet ) satisfy in a limited way

"He contented himself with one glass of beer per day"

(... is a kind of meet ) be sustained by

"He fed on the great ideas of her mentor"

(... is a kind of meet ) satisfy (thirst)

"The cold water quenched his thirst"

(... is a kind of meet ) be what is needed or be good enough for what is required

"Does this restaurant fit the bill for the celebration?"

(... is a kind of meet ) meet the requirements or expectations of

(... is a kind of meet ) be agreeable or acceptable to

"This suits my needs"

Definition 4: be in direct physical contact with; make contact - [verb of contact]

Samples where meet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for meet in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of meet ) form a cover over

"The grass covered the grave"

(... is a kind of meet ) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation

"The dress clings to her body" "The label stuck to the box" "The sushi rice grains cohere"

(... is a kind of meet ) cause friction

"my sweater scratches"

(... is a kind of meet ) be attached; be in contact with

(... is a kind of meet ) fit closely or tightly

"The dress hugged her hips"

(... is a kind of meet ) lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

"Canada adjoins the U.S." "England marches with Scotland"

(... is a kind of meet ) extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

"The forest surrounds my property"

(... is a kind of meet ) rest on for support

"you can lean on me if you get tired"

(meet has a similar meaning as ...) be adjacent or come together

"The lines converge at this point"

Definition 5: come together - [verb of motion]

Samples where meet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'll probably see you at the meeting
  • How nice to see you again!

Synonyms for meet in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of meet ) meet at a point

(meet has a similar meaning as ...) collect in one place

"We assembled in the church basement" "Let's gather in the dining room"

Definition 6: meet by design; be present at the arrival of - [verb of motion]

Samples where meet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can you meet me at the train station?

(meet is a kind of ...) collect in one place

"We assembled in the church basement" "Let's gather in the dining room"

(... is a kind of meet ) meet with by appointment

"She met up with her former lover"

Definition 7: undergo or suffer - [verb of perception]

Samples where meet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • meet a violent death
  • suffer a terrible fate

Synonyms for meet in the sense of this definition

(meet is a kind of ...) undergo or live through a difficult experience

"We had many trials to go through" "he saw action in Viet Nam"

Samples where meet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We assembled in the church basement
  • Let's gather in the dining room

Synonyms for meet in the sense of this definition

(meet is a kind of ...) act together or towards others or with others

"He should interact more with his colleagues"

(... is a kind of meet ) form a group or group together

(... is a kind of meet ) meet to select a candidate or promote a policy

(... is a kind of meet ) come and gather for a public event

"Hundreds of thousands turned out for the anti-war rally in New York"

(... is a kind of meet ) move or draw together at a certain location

"The crowd converged on the movie star"

(... is a kind of meet ) to gather together in large numbers

"men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"

(... is a kind of meet ) come together as in a cluster or flock

"The poets constellate in this town every summer"

(... is a kind of meet ) meet formally

"The council convened last week"

(... is a kind of meet ) gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense

(... is a kind of meet ) move together in a hive or as if in a hive

"The bee swarms are hiving"

(... is a kind of meet ) come together, usually for a purpose

"The crowds congregated in front of the Vatican on Christmas Eve"

(... is a kind of meet ) meet by design; be present at the arrival of

"Can you meet me at the train station?"

(... is a kind of meet ) gather and spend time together

"They always club together"

(meet has a similar meaning as ...) come together

"I'll probably see you at the meeting" "How nice to see you again!"

Synonyms for meet in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of meet ) meet someone for sexual purposes

"he always tries to pick up girls in bars"

(... is a kind of meet ) have a reunion; unite again

(... is a kind of meet ) meet at a rendezvous

(... is a kind of meet ) pay a brief visit

"The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"

(... is a kind of meet ) have a celebration

"They were feting the patriarch of the family" "After the exam, the students were celebrating"

Samples where meet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!
  • we met in Singapore

Definition 11: experience as a reaction - [verb of stative]

Samples where meet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My proposal met with much opposition

Synonyms for meet in the sense of this definition

(meet is a kind of ...) undergo

"The stocks had a fast run-up"

Definition 12: be adjacent or come together - [verb of stative]

Samples where meet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The lines converge at this point

Synonyms for meet in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of meet ) meet at breast level

"The runner breasted the tape"

(meet has a similar meaning as ...) be in direct physical contact with; make contact

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

Definition 13: being precisely fitting and right - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where meet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is only meet that she should be seated first

Synonyms for meet in the sense of this definition

(meet is similar to ...) used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting

"a just and lasting peace" "a kind and just man" "a just reward" "his just inheritance"

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