meeting

noun
meet·​ing | \ ˈmē-tiŋ How to pronounce meeting (audio) \

Definition of meeting

1 : an act or process of coming together: such as
a : an assembly for a common purpose (such as worship)
b : a session of horse or dog racing
2 : a permanent organizational unit of the Society of Friends

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Examples of meeting in a Sentence

The club's monthly meeting will be held next Monday evening. She was too busy to attend the meeting. Let's have a meeting to discuss these problems. I wasn't able to talk to him because he was in a meeting. They started dating each other soon after their first meeting. Their friendship began with a chance meeting at a business convention. Tonight's game will be their first meeting of the season. a town at the meeting of two rivers
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This meeting between us is happening at the right moment, too, because this idea that desirable things can be of good quality and be affordable to many people is very interesting now. . . Luke Leitch, Vogue, "Jean Charles de Castelbajac Unites With Benetton in Milan," 20 Feb. 2019 Even though meeting up for dinner or drinks might be part of your typical social routine, Anat says bringing them in on your goal will give you more support and open up new conversations. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "The 52-Week Money Challenge Is an Easy Way to Save Almost $1,400 This Year," 9 Jan. 2019 Initial reports indicated that the two worked closely on the CRSIPR-baby project, with Deem even present for the consent meetings with parents, which scientists across the globe have declared insufficient. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "CRISPR Baby Scientist Could Face Death Penalty, Colleague Fears," 8 Jan. 2019 The young architect, having spent the last week drinking and partying in New York City, had been summoned by the famous Finnish-American designer for an 8 a.m. meeting in his room at the Plaza Hotel to talk about a potential job. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Why Eero Saarinen’s ‘50s office was a breeding ground for modernist design," 8 Nov. 2018 Trump started his day firing off exuberant tweets over the end of the special counsel investigation , segued to a back-slapping meeting with the Israeli prime minister and held a celebratory photo-op with the Stanley Cup-winning Washington Capitals. Catherine Lucey, The Seattle Times, "Victory lap and accolades: Trump has, perhaps, best day ever," 26 Mar. 2019 The breakfast meeting is the first time the pair have been spotted together since news broke that Kardashian's then-boyfriend Thompson had cheated on her with Woods. Stacey Leasca, Allure, "Kylie Jenner and Jordyn Woods Are Reportedly Hanging Out Again," 10 Mar. 2019 Utilizing pieces from both brands, the design team crafted a sophisticated look for Volandes's office that also seamlessly transitioned to a nearby meeting area. Liz Cantrell, ELLE Decor, "How to Make Your Office a "Home Away From Home"," 25 Feb. 2019 Reese later talked to Entertainment Tonight, saying that meetings are underway. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Everything We Know About "Legally Blonde 3"," 4 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of meeting

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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meeting

noun

English Language Learners Definition of meeting

: a gathering of people for a particular purpose (such as to talk about business)
: a gathering of people for religious worship
: a situation or occasion when two people see and talk to each other

meeting

noun
meet·​ing | \ ˈmē-tiŋ\

Kids Definition of meeting

1 : the act of persons or things that come together a chance meeting
2 : a gathering of people for a particular purpose The club holds weekly meetings.

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