meet·​ing ˈmē-tiŋ How to pronounce meeting (audio)
: an act or process of coming together: such as
: an assembly for a common purpose (such as worship)
: a session of horse or dog racing
: 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
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of meeting was in the 14th century

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“Meeting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: the act of persons or things that meet
a chance meeting
: a coming together of a number of persons for a definite purpose
the club meeting
: an assembly for religious worship
a Quaker meeting
: the place where two things come together : junction

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