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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Blazé Milano does one with a tungsten hue, ideal for both meetings and extra glam happy hour cocktails. Vogue, "15 Ways to Rock Metallic Glitz for Day," 15 May 2019 Floret, our ground-floor restaurant, offers an urban garden for warm-weather dining and an all-day menu for travelers, locals, meetings, casual lunches, or big dinners. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Atelier Ace's New New York City Hotel Wants to Help You Clear Your Head," 14 May 2019 According to Grande's Instagram Story, she's already made hers a black-and-white version of her meeting with Jungkook. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Ariana Grande and Jungkook of BTS Took a Glowing Post-Concert Photo, and Their Skin Is Gleaming," 8 May 2019 In an interview with Fox Business Network, Mr. Mnuchin said Vice Premier Liu He will return to Washington next week with his team for more meetings to try to hammer out details of a final agreement. Kate Davidson, WSJ, "Mnuchin Suggests China Trade Talks Could Wrap Up by End of Next Week," 29 Apr. 2019 On the day of your meeting or performance review, try to dress nicely. Josephine Yurcaba, Woman's Day, "How to Ask For a Raise," 18 Apr. 2019 The days to follow were jam-packed, from meetings to shows to doses of culture. Wendy Yu, Vogue, "Vintage Couture and Front Row Encounters: Inside Wendy Yu’s Paris Fashion Week," 20 Mar. 2019 This meeting between us is happening at the right moment, too, because this idea that desirable things can be of good quality and be affordable to many people is very interesting now. . . Luke Leitch, Vogue, "Jean Charles de Castelbajac Unites With Benetton in Milan," 20 Feb. 2019 Even though meeting up for dinner or drinks might be part of your typical social routine, Anat says bringing them in on your goal will give you more support and open up new conversations. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "The 52-Week Money Challenge Is an Easy Way to Save Almost $1,400 This Year," 9 Jan. 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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to mark by some ceremony or observation

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