fitting vs meet what difference

what is difference between fitting and meet

English

Alternative forms

  • (ready): fittin’, fittin

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɪtɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪtɪŋ

Verb

fitting

  1. present participle of fit
  2. (informal, US, with infinitive) Getting ready; preparing.
    I’m fitting to go home and sleep.

Synonyms

  • (ready): fixing to (see also going to)

Adjective

fitting (comparative more fitting, superlative most fitting)

  1. Ready, appropriate, suitable, or in keeping

Translations

Noun

fitting (countable and uncountable, plural fittings)

  1. A small part, especially a standardized or detachable part of a device or machine.
  2. (engineering) A tube connector; a standardized connecting part of a piping system to attach sections of pipe together, such as a coupling
  3. The act of trying on clothes to inspect or adjust the fit.
  4. (manufacturing) The process of fitting up; especially of applying craft methods such as skilled filing to the making and assembling of machines or other products.
  5. (chiefly Britain, often plural) A removable item in a house or other building, which can be taken with one when one moves out, such as a moveable piece of furniture, a carpet, picture, etc.; US furnishing; compare fixture.
    the fittings of a church or study
  6. (uncountable) The action or condition of having fits in the sense of seizures or convulsions.
    Since her medication was changed, her fitting has got worse.

Derived terms

  • fitting-out
  • fitting room (noun)

Translations



English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: mēt, IPA(key): /miːt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /mit/
  • Rhymes: -iːt
  • Homophones: meat, mete

Etymology 1

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- (to come, meet).

Verb

meet (third-person singular simple present meets, present participle meeting, simple past and past participle met)

  1. To make contact (with) while in proximity.
    1. To come face to face with by accident; to encounter.
    2. To come face to face with someone by arrangement.
    3. To get acquainted with someone.
      • Captain Edward Carlisle [] felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze, []; he could not tell what this prisoner might do. He cursed the fate which had assigned such a duty, cursed especially that fate which forced a gallant soldier to meet so superb a woman as this under handicap so hard.
  2. (Of groups) To come together.
    1. To gather for a formal or social discussion; to hold a meeting.
      • At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors. [] In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
    2. To come together in conflict.
    3. (sports) To play a match.
  3. To make physical or perceptual contact.
    1. To converge and finally touch or intersect.
      • Captain Edward Carlisle, soldier as he was, martinet as he was, felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze, her alluring smile; he could not tell what this prisoner might do.
    2. To touch or hit something while moving.
    3. To adjoin, be physically touching.
    4. (transitive) To respond to (an argument etc.) with something equally convincing; to refute.
      He met every objection to the trip with another reason I should go.
  4. To satisfy; to comply with.
  5. (intransitive) To balance or come out correct.
    • 1967, Northern Ireland. Parliament. House of Commons, Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) House of Commons Official Report
      In this instance he has chosen an accountant. I suppose that it will be possible for an accountant to make the figures meet.
  6. To perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer.
  7. To be mixed with, to be combined with aspects of.
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 28:
      ‘I’m planning a sort of fabliau comparing this place with a fascist state,’ said Sampson, ‘sort of Animal Farm meets Arturo Ui…’
Usage notes

In the sense “come face to face with someone by arrangement”, meet is sometimes used with the preposition with. Nonetheless, some state that as a transitive verb in the context “to come together by chance or arrangement”, meet (as in meet (someone)) does not require a preposition between verb and object; the phrase meet with (someone) is deemed incorrect. See also meet with.

Derived terms
Translations

Noun

meet (plural meets)

  1. (sports) A sports competition, especially for track and field or swimming.
  2. (hunting) A gathering of riders, horses and hounds for foxhunting; a field meet for hunting.
  3. (rail transport) A meeting of two trains in opposite directions on a single track, when one is put into a siding to let the other cross.
    Antonym: pass
  4. (informal) A meeting.
  5. (algebra) The greatest lower bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol ∧.
    Antonym: join
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Middle English mete, imete, from Old English ġemǣte (suitable, having the same measurements), from the Proto-Germanic *gamētijaz, *mētiz (reasonable; estimable) (cognate with Dutch meten (measure), German gemäß (suitable) etc.), itself from collective prefix *ga- + Proto-Indo-European *med- (to measure).

Alternative forms

  • mete (obsolete)

Adjective

meet (comparative meeter, superlative meetest)

  1. (archaic) Suitable; right; proper.
Derived terms
  • meetly
  • meetness
  • unmeet
  • helpmeet
Translations

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “meet”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  • meet at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Teme, etem, mete, teem, teme

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /meːt/
  • Hyphenation: meet
  • Rhymes: -eːt

Etymology 1

From Latin mēta.

Noun

meet f (plural meten, diminutive meetje n)

  1. The finish line in a competition

Etymology 2

Verb

meet

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of meten
  2. imperative of meten

Anagrams

  • mete

Latin

Verb

meet

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of meō

Middle English

Noun

meet

  1. Alternative form of mete (food)

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