Definition of meeting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmiːtɪŋ/


1An assembly of people for a particular purpose, especially for formal discussion: we held an urgent meeting to discuss the response to the epidemic
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  • They also became focal points for group discussion and formal meetings.
  • Union officials have written to executives seeking an urgent meeting to discuss the matter.
  • The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the merits of the former ambassador traveling to Niger.
gathering, assembly, conference, congregation, convention, summit, forum, convocation, conclave, council of war;
North American  caucus
informal get-together
North American informal confab
1.1 Christian Church A gathering of people, especially Quakers, for worship.
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  • I've been a member of several Lutheran churches and have sat through many congregational meetings.
  • Most meetings for worship in those days were nothing but processions or groups of singers.
  • He believed there would be a big impact on parking, already under pressure during the school run and from meetings in the local Quaker Meeting House.
1.2An organized event at which a number of races or other sporting contests are held: an athletics meeting
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  • Each of the four first-round playoff meetings is a rematch from the regular season.
  • When he was in Nathy's they did not get newspapers and did not know about upcoming events such as athletics meetings.
  • The Renault Winter Championship meetings will also include races for the AVO Ginetta Cup cars.
event, meet, rally, competition, match, game, contest
2A situation when two or more people meet, by chance or arrangement: he intrigued her on their first meeting
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  • Without conscious direction there are only chance meetings that create situations between separated beings.
  • Diverse characters happen together either by chance or in arranged meetings.
  • While there, I've met people I already knew by chance and had chance meetings with new people.
consultation, audience, interview
encounter, contact, introduction, appointment, assignation, rendezvous, tweetup
literary tryst


a meeting of minds

An understanding or agreement between people: I’m optimistic there’ll be a meeting of minds and it can all be resolved
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  • It took a meeting of minds - involving organisations such as Scottish Enterprise, Historic Scotland, the local tourist board and the local authority - to kick-start a renaissance based on quality.
  • I'm simply laying the foundation and doing the groundwork to see if there is a meeting of minds.
  • ‘It was not,’ says one witness to this extraordinary event, ‘what you might call a meeting of minds.’
convergence, coming together, confluence, conjunction, union, junction, abutment, concourse, intersection, T-junction, crossing

Words that rhyme with meeting

beating, fleeting, greeting, Keating, self-defeating, sweeting

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