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 They were celebrated during the annual meeting and dinner of the Oregon Brewers Guild, a nonprofit that promotes the state’s breweries and their interests. oregonlive, "Oregon beer this week: State’s pioneers honored; statewide Zwickelmania, plus events," 21 Feb. 2020 On the morning of the CCW permitting class, the church opened its doors for a financial freedom class, a Jewish culture class, an AA meeting and a funeral. Sharon Coolidge,, "'We can't be afraid.' In a Cincinnati church basement, black women take a class together: learning how to fire guns," 21 Feb. 2020 After meeting and marrying in New York, Jessica and David Harrison moved to Louisville — but settling in Kentucky wasn’t originally part of their plan. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "From NYC to Crescent Hill: Couple amps up the charm, design in this Victorian-style home," 20 Feb. 2020 Instead, the meeting focused mainly on improving the rigor and reproducibility of monkey studies. David Grimm, Science | AAAS, "NIH hosts nonhuman primate workshop amidst increased scrutiny of monkey research," 20 Feb. 2020 The Plano Art Association members meeting and demo: Justin Burns, Artist and Golden Paint Representative, is scheduled to provide a lecture and demonstration. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Things to do in Plano: Ticketstock, Barbie Truck, Mardi Gras celebrations and more," 18 Feb. 2020 Amazon has said the employees should channel their ideas through internal forums, like company meetings and lunch sessions with the sustainability team. Karen Weise, New York Times, "Jeff Bezos Commits $10 Billion to Address Climate Change," 17 Feb. 2020 The Cyclones are 8-2 ATS over the last 10 meetings and the road team is 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings. Geoff Clark, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Iowa State at Kansas college basketball odds, picks and best bets," 17 Feb. 2020 Video of the meeting has drawn national attention about racial tensions within the Michigan school district. Jewel Wicker, Teen Vogue, "Saline High School Students Are Demanding Racial Justice After a Racist Incident on Snapchat," 14 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of meeting

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Feb 2020

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“Meeting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 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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