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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Recent Examples on the Web

Little progress was made between the United States and China during the last round of face-to-face trade meetings in Shanghai in July. Laura He, CNN, "The United States and China agree to meet in Washington as trade war rages on," 4 Sep. 2019 The White House declined to provide details about any other meetings or activities. Eli Stokols, Los Angeles Times, "Trump’s schedule shows a president with plenty of downtime this summer," 4 Sep. 2019 Clairemont, which had a bye last week, was beaten by the Eagles 24-0 in last year’s inaugural meeting. Pomerado News, "Titans return home after first win; Broncos to host Valley Center," 4 Sep. 2019 When the doctors had requested this meeting, Kate had dropped everything to be there. Michael Erard, Quartz, "How a doctor and a linguist are using AI to better talk to dying patients," 3 Sep. 2019 Since then, there have been regular meetings over the last 18 months to get Travalyst on the ground. Louis Cheslaw, Condé Nast Traveler, "Prince Harry's New Initiative Will Keep the Travel Industry Honest on Climate," 3 Sep. 2019 Bullitt East has won three straight meetings in this series, including a 43-36 overtime triumph last year. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "It's a Male vs. St. Xavier matchup this week! See the top 5 high school games to watch," 3 Sep. 2019 The slogan has been emblazoned on T-shirts, and invoked at city council meetings. Kim Kelly, The New Republic, "Abolish ICE’s Union," 2 Sep. 2019 Increasingly, Japan has encouraged its companies to work with African startups and even facilitated potential partnership meetings. Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa, "Japan has a plan to challenge China’s influence in Africa," 2 Sep. 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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