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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Recent Examples on the Web Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said the justices all participated in their regular conference meeting on Friday, although some participated remotely. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Supreme Court says all justices are 'healthy'," 20 Mar. 2020 Tidy your meetings: Don’t pontificate, cut co-workers off or assign blame. Penelope Green, New York Times, "As Economy Is Upended, Marie Kondo Drops a Workplace Book," 20 Mar. 2020 The National Rifle Association canceled its annual meeting, slated to be held in mid-April in Nashville. Jonathan Bullington, The Courier-Journal, "Kentuckians are going on a massive gun and ammo buying spree for 'fear of the unknown'," 19 Mar. 2020 Participants can call the DCFS front desk at 216-431-4500 to be connected to their meeting. Peter Krouse, cleveland, "Cuyahoga County closing most buildings to public until further notice due to coronavirus," 17 Mar. 2020 The Indianapolis city-county council unanimously voted to extend Mayor Joe Hogsett’s local disaster emergency declaration through April 5 at its meeting on Monday night, allowing the designation to last beyond the seven days dictated in state law. Indystar, Indianapolis Star, "Coronavirus in Indiana: Johnson County resident becomes 2nd coronavirus death," 17 Mar. 2020 Prior to their meeting, Hamilton was in close contact with actor Idris Elba and Sophie Trudeau, the wife of the Canadian Prime Minister, both of whom have since tested positive. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Following Government Advice Regarding the Coronavirus Outbreak," 17 Mar. 2020 The date change still must be approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission at its meeting Thursday. CBS News, "Kentucky Derby postponed until September due to coronavirus," 17 Mar. 2020 But his death set off an important chain of events in Claire's life: her trip to London with Brianna, her subsequent meeting with Roger, the discovery that Jamie is alive. Mehera Bonner, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jamie Covers Up a Murder as Claire Changes the Course of History on Outlander Season 5, Episode 5," 16 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of meeting

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Mar 2020

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“Meeting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2020.

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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


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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