Definition of meeting in English:

meeting

Line breaks: meet|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈmiːtɪŋ
 
/

noun

  • 1An assembly of people for a particular purpose, especially for formal discussion: we held an urgent meeting to discuss the response to the epidemic
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    Synonyms
    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.
    More example sentences
    • 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
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    Synonyms

Phrases

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
More example sentences
  • 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.’
Synonyms
convergence, coming together, confluence, conjunction, union, junction, abutment, concourse, intersection, T-junction, crossing

More definitions of meeting

Definition of meeting in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little