Origin of meeting
Synonyms for meeting
verb (used with object), met, meet·ing.
verb (used without object), met, meet·ing.
- to come across; encounter: to meet with opposition.
- to experience; undergo; receive: The visitors met with courtesy during their stay.
- to join, as for conference or instruction: I met with her an hour a day until we solved the problem.
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Related Words for meetingshowdown, contest, convention, competition, session, talk, reunion, date, encounter, confrontation, contact, agreement, affair, gang, rally, bunch, confab, parley, introduction, engagement
Examples from the Web for meeting
Contemporary Examples of meeting
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.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking
January 8, 2015
I had the pleasure of meeting Stuart Scott several years ago.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott
January 4, 2015
The resources were what you might expect: Dining room, a media center, a library, a TV room, a meeting room, a computer room.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside
January 3, 2015
He speaks in a whisper, flanked by the two locals who set up the meeting.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan
December 29, 2014
As it stands, I do not believe we are anywhere close to meeting that standard.No, North Korea Didn’t Hack Sony
December 24, 2014
Historical Examples of meeting
Since their meeting the young man had been her abject cavalier.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Hester Paine was not particularly well pleased with the meeting.
This brings us to his meeting with Halbert Davis at the door.
It was still an hour to the time of meeting, and the Ave-bell was ringing.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
She disliked the idea of meeting Evelyn in the dean's office.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
verb meets, meeting or met
Word Origin for meet
Word Origin for meet
"action of coming together," Old English gemeting, verbal noun from meet (v.). Meaning "gathering of people for discussion, etc." is from 1510s. In 17c., it was applied generally to worship assemblies of nonconformists, but this now is retained mostly by Quakers.
Old English metan "to find, find out; fall in with, encounter; obtain," from Proto-Germanic *motjan (cf. Old Norse mæta, Old Frisian meta, Old Saxon motian "to meet," Gothic gamotijan), from PIE root *mod- "to meet, assemble." Related to Old English gemot "meeting." Meaning "to assemble" is from 1520s. Of things, "to come into contact," c.1300. Related: Met; meeting. To meet (someone) halfway in the figurative sense is from 1620s.
"proper, fitting," Old English gemæte, Anglian *gemete, "suitable, having the same dimensions," from Proto-Germanic *ga-mætijaz (cf. Old Norse mætr, Old High German gimagi, German gemäß "suitable"), from collective prefix *ga- + PIE *med- "to measure" (see medical (adj.)). The basic formation is thus the same as that of commensurate.
1831 in the sporting sense, originally of gatherings for hunting, from meet (v.).
In addition to the idioms beginning with meet
- meeting of the minds
- meet one's match
- meet one's Waterloo
- meet the requirements
- meet up with
- meet with
- go (meet) halfway
- make ends meet
- more than meets the eye