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meeting

[mee-ting] /ˈmi tɪŋ/
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
1250-1300; Middle English; see meet1, -ing1
Related forms
submeeting, noun
Synonyms
1. encounter; confrontation; rendezvous.
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Examples from the web 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.
  • In meetings with the cast and his staff, he could be abusive and intimidating.
  • Later meetings between ministers from both sides of the border became more frequent.
  • Continued to grow and events like the joint meetings came into being.
  • At meetings, after club business is attended to, an evening of cards or bingo follows.
British Dictionary definitions for meetings

meeting

/ˈmiːtɪŋ/
noun
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 and History for meetings

meeting

n.

"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.

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