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well met

well met
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel met]
    • /wɛl mɛt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel met]
    • /wɛl mɛt/

Definitions of well met words

  • adjective well met (used as a salutation or part of a salutation). 1
  • verb with object well met to come upon; come into the presence of; encounter: I would meet him on the street at unexpected moments. 1
  • verb with object well met to become acquainted with; be introduced to: I've never met your cousin. 1
  • verb with object well met to join at an agreed or designated place or time: Meet me in St. Louis. 1
  • verb with object well met to be present at the arrival of: to meet a train. 1
  • verb with object well met to come to or before (one's notice, or a means of noticing, as the eyes or ears): A peculiar sight met my eyes. 1

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Origin of well met

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
First recorded in 1580-90

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Well met

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

well met popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

well met usage trend in Literature

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