• To satisfy; to comply with.
  • To balance or come out correct.
  • To perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer.
  • To be mixed with, to be combined with aspects of.




  • From Middle English meten, from Old English mētan ("to meet, find, find out, fall in with, encounter, obtain"), from Proto-West Germanic *mōtijan ("to meet"), from Proto-Germanic *mōtijaną ("to meet"), from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂d-.
  • Cognate with Scots met, mete, meit, North Frisian mete ("to meet"), West Frisian moetsje ("to meet"), Dutch ontmoeten ("to meet"), Low German möten ("to meet"), Danish møde ("to meet"), Norwegian Bokmål møte ("to meet"), Swedish möta ("to meet"), Icelandic mæta ("to meet"). Related to moot.
  • From Middle English mete, imete, from Old English ġemǣte ("suitable, having the same measurements"), from the Proto-Germanic *gamētijaz, *mētiz (cognate with Dutch meten ("measure"), German gemäß ("suitable") etc.), itself from collective prefix *ga- + Proto-Indo-European *med- ("to measure").

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