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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First Known Use of meeting

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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3 May 2021

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“Meeting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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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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