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

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 See More
Recent Examples on the Web The stand is also very handy for taking a Zoom meeting. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 13 May 2022 The video was apparently made by someone attending the Zoom meeting. Stephanie Ebbert,, 13 May 2022 Sure the tailored look is often associated with boardroom meeting attire, but don’t put the coordinating set in a box. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, 13 May 2022 Biden welcomed leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to the White House on Thursday night for a dinner to kick off a two-day summit, the first meeting of the group to be held in Washington in its 45-year history. Aamer Madhani, ajc, 13 May 2022 Ahead of Biden's meeting today, the White House highlighted how cities are using the ARP funds to boost police budgets and protect communities. Byjustin Gomez, ABC News, 13 May 2022 The pages serve as a meeting ground for milk donors and recipients, though the network does not accept or distribute breast milk itself. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, 13 May 2022 The Shanghai lockdown escalation was prompted by a meeting last week of the powerful Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party where Xi doubled down on the policy of total intolerance to coronavirus infections in the general population. Vic Chiang, Washington Post, 13 May 2022 The port authority also didn’t post the meeting agenda on its own website. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of meeting

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 May 2022

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“Meeting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for meeting


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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