Definition of meeting in English:


Syllabification: meet·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈmētiNG


  • 1An assembly of people, especially the members of a society or committee, for discussion or entertainment: the early-dismissal policy will be discussed at our next meeting
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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.
  • 1.1A 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.


a meeting of (the) minds

An understanding or agreement between people.
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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; intersection, T-junction, crossing

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