An Introduction to the Uses of the Verb Meet
Meet is a shortened word from the word meet “to meet”. It is a basic function of language to introduce two people into a meeting or discussion. The verb meet means “to meet”. Meets is also an English conjugation for the verb meet. The singular form of meet is met.
In our daily lives, most of us are faced with situations where we must meet some somebody or meet some people in some form. For example, when you go to a party, you meet new people and establish a relationship with them. You meet the mother or the father, your classmates and other acquaintances. When you meet strangers on the street, you are in the process of meeting them. A lot of verbal exchanges take place before you can actually talk to these strangers. The process of meting is therefore an important component in the formation of an individual’s social life.
One of the most common meanings of meet is “to come together or to get along”. The verb meet comes from the word met “to meet” and etymology indicates that the action of the meeting came to be known as “metabolism” in the middle ages. Another origin of the word is makt “to tie, bind or caress”. According to linguists, meet comes from the Arabic word sharq “to seize, catch or gather”. The meaning of the term meet is therefore “to take part in interaction with others”.
The root of meet is also related to the verb for “to be -“. The verb for “to be” is “was”. Thus, we have met “to be”. The derivatives of met “to meet” are many. Derivatives with a longer oe include metodiolatry “to bond”, metole (“to love”) and neuropathic.
Other meanings of meet are “to meet”, “to come together” and “to belong”. According to etymology, meet “comes directly before the ending of a sentence, as in metu “to meet”; it may also be stressed on the end, as in meta-lo “to meet”. In some contexts, meet means “to have intercourse” or “to copulate”. Meten, on the other hand, is used to indicate membership in a group or a nation, as in the metropolis “a metropolis”. The word metropolis also originates from the Greek metrion “a town”.
The meaning of meet as an inflectional verb is “to belong” or “to participate”. According to etymology, meet is derived from met “to belong” and of “common” – the exact opposite of iota “common” (another form of iota”. According to linguists, meet is feminine in nature and denotes social relation or association; whereas, met “is masculine and denotes a direct action”.