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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Simply walking more — while commuting, running errands, in a meeting, or on the phone — counts for a lot. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Americans sit too much. Standing desks aren’t going to fix the problem.," 20 Nov. 2018 Incentives were released 90 minutes before the meeting, with just 10 minutes of public comment included in the agenda. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Amazon HQ2 subsidies are deeply unpopular, but far from uncommon," 14 Nov. 2018 In episode two, Hermione gathers the adults in her office for the inaugural meeting of the Worst Parents Ever Club. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Everything We Know About the "Riverdale" Season 3 Flashback Episode," 19 Oct. 2018 Because this conversation was recorded on television, their first meeting was forever immortalized. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "'Blue Bloods' Donnie Wahlberg's Real-Life Love Story Actually Began on Television," 7 Sep. 2018 The meetings end with each woman sharing a fun fact about her child, like a favorite food or activity, with the group. Erin Quinn-kong, Woman's Day, "This Texas Organization Uses Books to Reconnect Female Prison Inmates With Their Children," 23 Aug. 2018 Chinese officials don’t expect to resolve the trade dispute at the G20 meeting. Lingling Wei, WSJ, "U.S., China Resume Talks to Cool Trade Tensions," 12 Nov. 2018 At an all-hands staff meeting, Amazon executives defended the company’s controversial facial recognition technology, after employees raised civil rights concerns about the potential misuse of Rekognition. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Google and Amazon respond to their employees’ concerns," 9 Nov. 2018 At a meeting, former astronaut and Vice President and General Manager of Propulsion for Northrop Grumman Charlie Precourt said that as the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft move from development into operations, costs must come down. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Scotland’s NIMBY problem, SpaceX test firing, Soyuz mishap," 2 Nov. 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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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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