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▪ The bolts met all the engineering specifications.
▪ The executive, which met again for the first time last week, was unable to resolve when flags should be flown.
▪ Subgroups again met to draft a statement.
▪ We've only just met again after being apart for years.
▪ Eight days later, the agreement was drafted and both sides met again at the summit and signed their names.
▪ When the counsellors were ready, they met again with the king and agreed their proposals.
▪ The conferees met again and found Ambedkar adamant.
▪ They never met again, for under the probationary terms they were forbidden to associate with each other.
▪ Junipero bad the better of that bet; they met again five years later and worked together for ten more.
▪ She is the least self-conscious creature I have ever met.
▪ He is one of the few people I have ever met who has never been either inflated or deflated by personal possessions.
▪ Richard Moore was perhaps the strongest weak man I ever met.
▪ He was an original, Mungo decided; one of the few he had ever met.
▪ He was an extraordinary man, one of the most civilized and cultured men I have ever met.
▪ All that mattered was that he was the most exciting man she'd ever met in her life.
▪ He was one of the most honest men she had ever met.
▪ He was an old sixteen when I first met him.
▪ Doyle remembers Gabby, an 8-year-old he first met eating discarded ice cream cones in the train station.
▪ I first met him, as I met Askalu, in the highlands 13 years ago.
▪ When I first met him, too.
▪ Maybe he's not the man she thought he was when she first met him in prison whilst serving time for rape.
▪ When I first met him, he was a female rogue character.
▪ It was in that same room where Spider played with his Walkman that Miguel had first met him.
▪ Robbie had never met any of Caro's adopted family.
▪ I have never met or even seen a member of the Royal Family.
▪ He had an agent, but they had never met.
▪ I've honestly never met anyone half as lovely as you.
▪ I had never met Mr Lincoln, but his support was constant.
▪ I've never met a happy hooker.
▪ I saw his wife once, but I never met her, either.
▪ Medieval representation of Frederick Barbarossa as a crusader, the role in which he met his death.
▪ Though he met death under Iroquois torture in 1649, his example Inspired others to follow.
▪ If the ropes do jam then please remember that the great Giusto Gervasutti met his death during just such a retrieval operation.
▪ In this way a number of rash young men met their death.
▪ Could he have been a signalman who met an unfortunate death and still haunts the place of his end?
▪ Strange coincidence, the same place where Whitton had met his death.
▪ As to how young William met his untimely death, accounts vary.
▪ She was later seen at a hamburger stand in the car park behind the Guest House where she met her death.
▪ And now we have met the demand.
▪ The president met that demand with his announcement Tuesday, the first full day of his second term.
▪ Only 17 forces have met Sir William's demand that they train staff fully in racial awareness and cultural diversity.
▪ There was something fishy about the way supply met demand in an investment bank.
▪ These reports summarise the demands made on the computer system over time, and indicate how well the system met those demands.
▪ When he has met our demands both of you will be released.
▪ I have met all his friends, and I worked on his archives for six years.
▪ On the way over I met a friend, Dave, out jogging.
▪ We met through mutual friends a couple months ago, and we see each other most weekends.
▪ There were so many little jobs to do, and trips into Lulling for shopping when she met friends and had company.
▪ They went to a pub on the river bank and met their friends.
▪ He met his friends in the small wood outside the village.
▪ Then, just before the accident, he had met a girl whose looks reminded him of Diana.
▪ Ed had met a girl called Galatea who was living in San Francisco on her savings.
▪ Subsequently I travelled to many parts of Britain and met over thirty girls, mainly in their homes with their children.
▪ Then he met Cristalena: a girl with a name like a poem.
▪ Henry met and married this girl all in the course of one short fortnight.
▪ She had just met a small girl who possessed, or so it seemed to her, quite extraordinary qualities of brilliance.
▪ Boudiaf had met the leaders of eight opposition parties on Feb. 9 in order to give them prior notice of the measures.
▪ On April 3, 1954, Dulles and Admiral Radford met with eight congressional leaders.
▪ On Sept. 11 Kravchuk met leaders of opposition groups, when topics under discussion included a transitional government and a new constitution.
▪ In February a ceasefire was established after King Hassan met Polisario leaders for the first time.
▪ He has also met Senate leaders in West Berlin.
▪ She'd met arrogant men before, but never one quite like him.
▪ I had never before met this little man, and yet I felt I knew him.
▪ But I honestly don't think she would unless she met the man of her dreams.
▪ I met half a dozen men who coveted Barbara.
▪ He met three men inside A45.
▪ I had never met such men.
▪ She never met any men until she met the young man whom I can not think of as my father.
▪ We met a man wearing 17-year-old trousers, and children clad in shredded shirts.
▪ I never even met the Prime Minister.
▪ This week he met environment minister Tony Baldry to discuss Government proposals to give local authorities greater powers to curb illegal camping.
▪ Though not entirely met, ministers claimed a reduction from 50,000 to 2,000 in two-year waiters within one year.
▪ Evaluation of how the plan has met these needs takes place in open discussion in class. 3.
▪ Local artisans, working close to home, often met the essential needs of the nearby population.
▪ The original car was a hit because it met the needs of big-car buyers better than most rivals.
▪ The amount of water released was worth $ 59, 000 and would have met the annual needs of nearly 300 families.
▪ Western models were influential because they met a need for a system that could accommodate diversity.
▪ Over the next year and a half, management met regularly with union officials, and both met regularly with workers.
▪ As soon as he stepped out into the fluorescent-lit corridor, he was met by an official who hurried him into a briefing room.
▪ Machungo and other government members met trade union officials and management representatives on Feb. 2 to discuss the labour unrest.
▪ While there, they briefly met junior officials in the Bush campaign.
▪ We met the officials of the embassy at dinner that same evening.
▪ The attempt to legitimise Renville met widespread opposition.
▪ That met a lot of opposition from different sources.
▪ On Christmas Day, he met the opposition head-on.
▪ The proposals were met with opposition from across the political spectrum.
▪ The levy, which began on January 1, has met with fierce opposition from the trade unions.
▪ On Sept. 11 Kravchuk met leaders of opposition groups, when topics under discussion included a transitional government and a new constitution.
▪ Aldermaston was chosen as it met these requirements.
▪ That, Sullivan argued, met the state constitutional requirement that criminal defendants be able to confront their accusers face to face.
▪ As a result not one nation has met the directive's requirements.
▪ Under federal deposit insurance regulations, Rapaport agreed to guarantee that the thrift met federal net worth requirements.
▪ Petipa and Massine also met Newman's requirement for the balancing and treatment of episodes.
▪ The Truman Doctrine met that requirement.
▪ Officials acted as chairmen of both these bodies, but some councillors were elected by Sri Lankans who met certain property requirements.
▪ But unless the city met the requirement, it would have to build a $ 135 million treatment facility.
▪ The idea met with a widespread response.
▪ When the longer breaks were implemented, the change was met with an enthusiastic response from both workers and observers.
▪ As Madame Delon had predicted, her enquiry met with a cordial response followed by an unexpected invitation to lunch.
▪ The Führer's call to fly flags on 5. 6. 1940 met with a joyful response everywhere.
▪ The organizers were rarely charged in court, probably because such a prosecution would have met with an unpleasant response.
▪ Broadcasters were to find that their challenges would be met with a similar response.
▪ His smile met with no response.
▪ The week was met with a generous response from the public and media.
▪ Although the fifteenth edition met with some success, it was not generally popular.
▪ But he met with little success.
▪ Neither half of that balancing act has yet met with success.
▪ So far, his efforts to set up a maintenance fund for Bemersyde have met with limited success.
▪ Meanwhile, Jeffries and black leaders met with no success when they tried to subdue the rioters.
▪ To date, many housing associations' rural ventures have not met with marked success.
▪ Previous similar efforts with traditional expert systems technology met with marginal success.
▪ Susan had met her several times, and had always said she'd like to know her better.
▪ I had met her a few times in the United States and was awed by her adventurousness.
▪ A man she had met three times.
▪ I met Leonard Elmhirst a few times in his old age.
▪ During a five-month period, the task force met seven times.
▪ She'd met him a few times, usually when he was drunk.
▪ Marie, whose high-boned cheeks and weary eyes he had met a thousand times before.
▪ He met his wife of 61 years on board a train on his way to work in 1921.
▪ Then about five years ago 1 met his wife at a concert.
▪ It was here that he met his future wife, Jan, and the pair eventually set up their own practice.
▪ You met my wife a few years ago when she came around to let you know about the Neighborhood Watch program?
▪ DeVito met his future wife while performing onstage as a demented stable boy.
▪ Just about then I met my wife, who, coincidentally, had also gone to the University of Chicago.
▪ He said, I've met dozens of women and girls like you.
▪ He had been celibate for one mind-clearing year when he met the woman who later became his wife.
▪ I thought it was a nationality and went round saying I'd met some strange women from Lesbia.
▪ Luckily I met an extraordinary woman who helped me.
▪ I met a few women but never asked one out.
▪ He had never before met a woman so entirely free of the constraints which he had come to associate with being female.
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▪ Court documents give this account: The day after the shootings, Osborn met Blums in a park.
▪ He had a great sense of humour and when we first met, I was instantly attracted to him.
▪ I met them leeward of the middle vehicle, where they lent a hand to tip the wheelbarrow into a stable position.
▪ It was natural that he should be President of the Constituent Assembly when it met.
▪ Officer Bass said he has met with protective agency workers in an attempt to improve communications.
▪ Paul Lambert then met Moravcik's cut-back and slammed his side's third past the goalkeeper.
▪ When the latter were realigned or made anew they often met the earlier roads at a sharp angle on the parish boundaries.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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. 3

  4. 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.

  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.


Mete \Mete\, v. i. & t. [imp. Mette; p. p. Met.] [AS. m?tan.] To dream; also impersonally; as, me mette, I dreamed. [Obs.] ``I mette of him all night.''


Met \Met\, imp. & p. p. of Meet.


Met \Met\, obs. imp. & p. p. of Mete, to measure.


Met \Met\, obs. p. p. of Mete, to dream.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1879 as colloquial shortening of Metropolitan (n.) "member of the New York Metropolitan Base-Ball Club."\n\nTHE baseball season has opened, and along with the twittering of the birds, the budding of the trees, and the clattering of the truck, comes the news that the "Mets were beaten yesterday 17 to 5." It is an infallible sign of spring when the Mets are beaten 17 to 5, and we invariably put on our thinner clothing when we read that refreshing, though perennial news in the papers.

["Life," May 12, 1887]

\nUsed variously to abbreviate other proper names beginning with Metropolitan, such as "Metropolitan Museum of Art" (N.Y.), by 1919; "Metropolitan Railway" (stock), by 1890; "Metropolitan Opera Company (N.Y.), by 1922. Related: Mets.

past tense and past participle of meet (v.).


vb. 1 (en-past of: meet) 2 (context obsolete English) (en-past of: mete) (gloss: to measure)

  1. v. come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!" [syn: ran into, encounter, run across, come across, see]

  2. get together socially or for a specific purpose [syn: get together]

  3. be adjacent or come together; "The lines converge at this point" [syn: converge] [ant: diverge, diverge]

  4. fill or meet a want or need [syn: satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil]

  5. satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?" [syn: fit, conform to]

  6. satisfy or fulfill; "meet a need"; "this job doesn't match my dreams" [syn: match, cope with]

  7. get to know; get acquainted with; "I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!"; "we met in Singapore"

  8. collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room" [syn: gather, assemble, forgather, foregather]

  9. meet by design; be present at the arrival of; "Can you meet me at the train station?"

  10. contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary" [syn: encounter, play, take on]

  11. experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition" [syn: encounter, receive]

  12. undergo or suffer; "meet a violent death"; "suffer a terrible fate" [syn: suffer]

  13. 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" [syn: touch, adjoin, contact]

  14. [also: met]

  1. adj. being precisely fitting and right; "it is only meet that she should be seated first" [syn: fitting]

  2. [also: met]

  1. n. a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held [syn: sports meeting]

  2. [also: met]


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Met, MET or The Met may refer to:

Usage examples of "met".

A shadow seemed to settle on his heart as he thought of the Aberrant lady they had met in Axekami.

Yet how should he not go to Utterbol with the Damsel abiding deliverance of him there: and yet again, if they met there and were espied on, would not that ruin everything for her as well as for him?

Hotel, and has been attended by the most happy results, yet the cases have presented so great a diversity of abnormal features, and have required so many variations in the course of treatment, to be met successfully, that we frankly acknowledge our inability to so instruct the unprofessional reader as to enable him to detect the various systemic faults common to this ever-varying disease, and adjust remedies to them, so as to make the treatment uniformly successful.

The one who walked away from the Red Cross group and met Abies before the shootout.

And I thought the way we met, with the FBI vouching for Nield, was something slightly esoteric, a comedy 276 touch like the Acme Quick Service brothers.

Cardinal Acquaviva was made acquainted with these circumstances at nine this morning through the auditor you met in my room, and he promised to have the person sent away unless she belonged to his household.

I have met him in good houses, and knowing that I was acquainted with you he addressed himself to me.

Her gaze met his with the penetrating acumen of a woman for whom life had no more surprises, a woman with a wordly competence beyond her years.

At the gate we met by previous arrangement the fourth member of our party, a young man whose surname I did not hear but whom Mr Mompesson addressed as Harry.

Nor is the argument of the defendants adequately met by citing isolated cases.

Data first met Darryl Adin and his band of mercenaries, who at that time had been operating outside the Federation.

The corporation met and adjourned for three weeks as a mark of respect.

Convention met at Richmond, and, after adjourning to meet at Baltimore, finally met there on the 28th of that month--twenty-one States being, in whole or in part, represented.

During the adjournment of the parliament, on account of the Whit-sun-holidays, the Scots of both houses, laying aside all party distinctions, met and deliberated on this subject.

Italy, and afterwards settled in England, where he met with the most favourable reception, and resided above half a century, universally admired for his stupendous genius in the sublime parts of musical composition.