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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Synonyms & Antonyms for meeting


confluence, conjunction, convergence, convergency



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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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The limits on Kushner's intelligence access could complicate his ability to manage a portfolio that includes meeting with foreign leaders on Trump's behalf and crafting a Middle East peace plan. Carol D. Leonnig, Anchorage Daily News, "Limits still remain on security clearance for Trump son-in-law Kushner," 13 July 2018 The commission was set to meet Friday at the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office in Rocky Hill for a meeting with little on the agenda aside from interviewing the potential candidates. Nicholas Rondinone,, "Commission Expected To Appoint New Deputy Chief State's Attorney," 13 July 2018 The Global Compact for Safety, Orderly and Regular Migration is not legally binding and is to be formally adopted at a ministerial meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, on Dec. 11-12. Fox News, "Over 190 countries agree on global compact on safe migration," 13 July 2018 Dredging, detention and gates were some of the major topics of discussion during the San Jacinto River Watershed meeting on Tuesday, July 10. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Dam gates, dredging are major topics at county flood bond meeting in Kingwood," 12 July 2018 But the other members were rattled enough to convene an emergency meeting on the spending issue. David Meyer, Fortune, "President Trump Reportedly Threatened to Pull the U.S. Out of NATO," 12 July 2018 Zlatko Dalic's men have taken the long road to a meeting with France in Moscow on Sunday after three lots of extra-time and two penalty shootouts in the knockout phase to squeeze past Denmark, Russia and England. Kieran Canning,, "Lovren: 'our mentality' carried Croatia to the World Cup final," 12 July 2018 The company convened a meeting on July 11th to inform around 100 safety drivers — employees who ride in Uber’s self-driving vehicles and monitor their operation — that their positions would be terminated, according to the report. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Uber laid off its self-driving car safety drivers in Pittsburgh," 11 July 2018 Dozens of residents, many of whom spoke at previous public meetings on the Village-Barrio Master Plan, asked final questions about details such as building heights, bike lanes, property setbacks, architectural styles and more. Phil Diehl,, "New Master Plan approved for Carlsbad's Village, Barrio," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of meeting

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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evasion of direct action or statement

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