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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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British Dictionary definitions for take meeting

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 take meeting

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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