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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After the meeting in Panmunjom, Director Chung told reporters that the officials only discussed matters relating to the late first lady. Sheena Mckenzie And Jake Kwon, CNN, "Kim Jong Un's sister visits DMZ to pay respects to late South Korean first lady," 12 June 2019 The third annual Boutique, Silent Auction and Fabric Sale will be held after a brief business meeting. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Kiwanis Club supports Meals on Wheels for 35 years," 12 June 2019 Clark described the emotional scene in the caucus at Democrats’ weekly news conference after the meeting., "Rep. John Lewis brought to tears by ancestor’s voter card," 11 June 2019 Shinzo Abe will arrive on Wednesday in Iran after earlier meeting with President Trump, whose maximalist approach toward the Islamic Republic has seen America reimpose sanctions once lifted by the 2015 accord and create far-reaching newer ones. Jon Gambrell,, "Iran gears up for high-stakes diplomacy amid tension with US," 9 June 2019 Finance ministers and central bankers fretted about the trade and geopolitical tensions and agreed to stand ready with action in case those risks intensify, according to a statement released Sunday after a weekend meeting in Japan. Megumi Fujikawa, WSJ, "G-20 Financial Leaders Criticize Trade Tensions for Impact on Growth," 9 June 2019 This was announced after a meeting in Moscow between China’s president, Xi Jinping, and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. The Economist, "Politics this week," 8 June 2019 President Mario Draghi will hold a news conference after the meeting. Fox News, "After Fed turn, Europe faces stimulus question," 6 June 2019 The Jeffersonville athletic department confirmed to the Courier Journal that Isaac Parker has been named the high school's new coach after a school board meeting Tuesday night. Robert Rimpson, The Courier-Journal, "Jeffersonville names Isaac Parker as its new head football coach," 5 June 2019

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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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