Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process or an instance of coming together; an encounter.
  • noun An assembly or gathering of people, as for a business, social, or religious purpose.
  • idiom (meeting of the minds) Agreement; concord.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun plural In mining, the point in a mine-shaft where the ascending and descending cages meet. When the coal was raised in creels or corves the shaft was bulged at the meetings.
  • noun A coming together; an interview: as, a happy meeting of friends.
  • noun An assembly; a congregation; a collection of people; a convention: as, a social, religious, or political meeting; the meeting adjourned till the next day: applied in the United States, especially in rural districts, to any assemblage for religious worship, and in England and Ireland to one of dissenters from the established church; specifically, an assembly of Friends for religious purposes: as, to go to meeting.
  • noun A conflux, as of rivers; a confluence; a joining, as of lines; junction; union.
  • noun A hostile encounter; a duel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A coming together; an assembling.
  • noun A junction, crossing, or union.
  • noun A congregation; a collection of people; a convention
  • noun An assembly for worship; ; -- in England, applied distinctively and disparagingly to the worshiping assemblies of Dissenters.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of meet.
  • noun A gathering of people/parties for a purpose.
  • noun The people at such a gathering, as a collective.
  • noun An encounter between people, even accidental.
  • noun A place or instance of junction or intersection.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers)
  • noun a casual or unexpected convergence
  • noun a formally arranged gathering
  • noun the social act of assembling for some common purpose
  • noun the act of joining together as one
  • noun a small informal social gathering

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • I imagine that most writers blanch and shudder upon meeting meeting meeting*, then reach for the internalized thesaurus...

    On a meeting meeting

  • We look forward to the next Senior Officials meeting to be held next year in Cartagena, Colombia and the Ministerial meeting� in the Philippines in 2003.

    Mr Downer Welcomes the Outcomes of Inaugural Fealac Meeting - Media release - Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • The next meeting, in this case, would be an “adjourned meeting” of the same session.

    Chapter 11. Miscellaneous. 63. A Session

  • This offer I cheerfully accepted, and I thought no more of the business till I saw it publicly announced that a meeting would be held on Portsdown-Hill, on the 10th day of February, _the very day that was fixed for holding the third Spafields meeting_; and that was done without consulting or saying

    Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. — Volume 3

  • So that the meeting of proletarian and bourgeois, when they do succeed in meeting, is not always the embrace of long-lost brothers; too often it is the clash of alien cultures which can only meet in war.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • The use of the term "meeting" in these rules has the same traditional meaning and does not include less formal caucuses or working sessions.

    NPR Topics: News

  • The use of the term "meeting" in these rules has the same traditional meaning and does not include less formal caucuses or working sessions.

    NPR Topics: News

  • But at the Sept. 8 session, supercommittee members decided the term "meeting" would apply only to a gathering for the actual transaction of business, such as a vote.

    The Seattle Times

  • The use of the term "meeting" in these rules has the same traditional meaning and does not include less formal caucuses or working sessions.

    NPR Topics: News

  • To make an issue out of the brand of beer to be served at this meeting is absolutley absurd.

    Beer choice at Obama meeting touches off new debate

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.