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From meet (fit, suitable) +‎ -en.


meeten (third-person singular simple present meetens, present participle meetening, simple past and past participle meetened)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To make or become meet or fit; make suitable; adapt; prepare.
    • 1817, Francis Augustus Cox, Female Scripture biography:
      Let us accustom ourselves to contemplate the most eminent examples of this spirit, that, by daily imitating them, we may, through grace, be progressively "meetening" for the participation of their inheritance.
    • 1824, David Russell (of Dundee.), A familiar survey of the Old and New Covenants:
      [...] and were long proved by a series of various and often afflictive providences, in order to make known what was in their hearts, that they might be humbled ; and in other respects, meetened for the good which was prepared for them in their latter end, [...]
    • 1887, Henry Donald M. Spence- Jones, The pulpit commentary:
      Self-discipline meetens. Sorrow meetens. Suffering meetens.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for meeten in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)