meeting

[mee-ting]
noun
1.
the act of coming together: a chance meeting in the park.
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.
7.
a place or point of contact; junction; union: the meeting of two roads; the meeting of the waters.
Idioms
8.
take a meeting, Informal. to hold, conduct, or participate in a meeting: The producer took a meeting with the cast of the film.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English; see meet1, -ing1

submeeting, noun


1. encounter; confrontation; rendezvous.
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meeting (ˈmiːtɪŋ)
 
n
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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Word Origin & History

meet
O.E. metan, from P.Gmc. *motijanan (cf.O.N. mæta, O.S. motian "to meet"). Related to O.E. gemot "meeting." The noun, in the sporting sense, is attested from 1831, originally of hunting. Meeting "gathering of people for discussion, etc." is attested from 1513. In 17c., it was applied generally to
worship assemblies of nonconformists, but this now is retained mostly by Quakers.

meet
O.E. gemæte "suitable, having the same dimensions," from P.Gmc. *ga-mætijaz (cf. O.N. mætr, O.H.G. gimagi, Ger. gemäß "suitable"), from collective prefix *ga- + PIE *med- "to measure." The root sense is thus the same as commensurate.
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Example sentences for meetings
This was used for town meetings and as a church by three of the congregations.
In practice only a dedicated minority regularly attend meetings.
The electoral commission held its meetings in the supreme court chamber.
In the united kingdom, alcoholics anonymous, holds meetings in prisons.
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