Definition of meeting in English:

meeting

Line breaks: meet|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈmiːtɪŋ
 
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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
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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.
Synonyms
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.
Synonyms
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.
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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
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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.’
Synonyms
convergence, coming together, confluence, conjunction, union, junction, abutment, concourse, intersection, T-junction, crossing

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