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[ mee-ting ]


  1. the act of coming together:

    a chance meeting in the park.

    Synonyms: rendezvous, confrontation, encounter

  2. an assembly or conference of persons for a specific purpose:

    a ten o'clock business meeting.

  3. the body of persons present at an assembly or conference:

    to read a report to the meeting.

  4. a hostile encounter; duel.
  5. an assembly for religious worship, especially of Quakers.
  6. a place or point of contact; junction; juncture: the meeting of the waters.

    the meeting of two roads;

    the meeting of the waters.


/ ˈmiːtɪŋ /


  1. an act of coming together; encounter
  2. an assembly or gathering
  3. a conjunction or union
  4. a sporting competition, as of athletes, or of horse racing

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Other Words From

  • sub·meeting noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of meeting1

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English; meet 1 + -ing 1
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Idioms and Phrases

  1. take a meeting, Informal. to hold, conduct, or participate in a meeting:

    The producer took a meeting with the cast of the film.

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Example Sentences

Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz told The Post that at a separate meeting on June 1, two Park Police captains told Arlington County police officers to prepare to move the perimeter “at some point” in the evening.

Those pre-pandemic meetings did not primarily address voting by mail.

You likely shrug your shoulders and carry on to the next one, assuming you’ll be late for meetings.

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It lets you see who’s there, find the right people and reach out for a meeting.

Essentially, students can be marked present if they log onto Zoom meetings or if they turn in the work that was assigned that day.

When we had that meeting in the Caribbean, Jeffrey was holding his own and not only was he a pleasant host, he was pleasant guy.

I keep meeting more and more people where that seems to be the case.

In an interview with ESPN, Jaffe recalled his initial meeting with Stuart Scott.

I had the pleasure of meeting Stuart Scott several years ago.

The resources were what you might expect: Dining room, a media center, a library, a TV room, a meeting room, a computer room.

I presume this path does not extend many miles without meeting impediments.

A friend and companion meeting together in season, but above them both is a wife with her husband.

"That is why I told you the other meeting seemed a long time ago," explained the girl.

This may be called the first day of the revolution, although the object of the meeting was to prevent such a catastrophe.

He ought not to be in London now—it is stifling—went up for some business meeting or other—seemed to wish to avoid details.


Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.




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