meten

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Meet \Meet\ (m[=e]t), verb (used with an object) [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. maeta, Goth. gam[=o]tjan. See {Moot}, verb (used with an object)]

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. 34.

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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mete \Mete\, verb (used without an object) & 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." --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Met \Met\, obs. imp. & p. p. of {Mete}, to measure. --Chapman.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Met \Met\, obs. p. p. of {Mete}, to dream. --Chaucer. Meta

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Meta- \Met"a-\, Met- \Met-\ [Gr. meta' between, with, after; akin to AS. mid with, G. mit, Goth. mi[thorn], E. mid, in midwife.]

1. A prefix meaning between, with, after, behind, over, about, reversely; as, metachronism, the error of placing after the correct time; metaphor, lit., a carrying over; metathesis, a placing reversely.

2. (Chem.) A prefix denoting: (a) Other; duplicate, corresponding to; resembling; hence, metameric; as, meta-arabinic, metaldehyde. (b) (Organic Chem.) That two replacing radicals, in the benzene nucleus, occupy the relative positions of 1 and 3, 2 and 4, 3 and 5, 4 and 6, 5 and 1, or 6 and 2; as, metacresol, etc. See {Ortho-}, and {Para-}. (c) (Inorganic Chem.) Having less than the highest number of hydroxyl groups; -- said of acids; as, metaphosphoric acid. Also used adjectively.

3. A prefix meaning at a level above, as in metaphysics, metalanguage. [PJC]


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