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meeting (ˈmiːtɪŋ Pronunciation for meeting

Definitions

noun

  1. an act of coming together; encounter
  2. an assembly or gathering
  3. a conjunction or union
  4. a sporting competition, as of athletes, or of horse racing

meet1 (miːt Pronunciation for meet1

Definitions

verb

Word forms:  meets,  meeting,  met
  1. sometimes foll by up or(US) with to come together (with), either by design or by accident; encounter   ⇒ I met him unexpectedly, we met at the station
  2. to come into or be in conjunction or contact with (something or each other)   ⇒ the roads meet in the town, the sea meets the sky
  3. (transitive) to come to or be at the place of arrival of   ⇒ to meet a train
  4. to make the acquaintance of or be introduced to (someone or each other)   ⇒ have you two met?
  5. to gather in the company of (someone or each other)   ⇒ the board of directors meets on Tuesday
  6. to come into the presence of (someone or each other) as opponents   ⇒ Joe meets Fred in the boxing match
  7. (transitive) to cope with effectively; satisfy   ⇒ to meet someone's demands
  8. (transitive) to be apparent to (esp in the phrase meet the eye)
  9. (transitive) to return or counter   ⇒ to meet a blow with another
  10. to agree with (someone or each other)   ⇒ we met him on the price he suggested
  11. (transitive) sometimes foll by with to experience; suffer   ⇒ he met his death in a road accident
  12. to occur together   ⇒ courage and kindliness met in him
  13. (transitive) (Caribbean) to find (a person, situation, etc) in a specified condition   ⇒ I met the door open
  14. See meet and greet

noun

  1. the assembly of hounds, huntsmen, etc, prior to a hunt
  2. a meeting, esp a sports meeting
  3. (US) the place where the paths of two railway trains meet or cross
  4. See meet-and-greet

Derived Forms

ˈmeeter noun

Word Origin

Old English mētan; related to Old Norse mœta, Old Saxon mōtian

Synonyms

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= encounter, come across, run into, happen on, find, contact, confront, bump into, run across, chance on, come face to face with,
= be introduced to, get to know, make the acquaintance of
= gather, collect, assemble, get together, rally, come together, muster, convene, congregate, foregather,
= fulfil, match (up to), answer, perform, handle, carry out, equal, satisfy, cope with, discharge, comply with, come up to, conform to, gratify, measure up to,
= pay for, clear, settle, square, honour, satisfy, account for, discharge
= converge, unite, join, cross, touch, connect, come together, link up, adjoin, intersect, abut,
= sports event, competition, tournament, contest

Translations for 'meeting'

  • British English: meetingPronunciation for meeting A meeting is an event at which a group of people come together to discuss things or make decisions.He travels to the city regularly for business meetings.ˈmiːtɪŋ NOUN
  • Arabic: اجْتِمَاعٌPronunciation for اجْتِمَاعٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: reuniãoPronunciation for reunião
  • Chinese: 会议Pronunciation for 会议
  • Croatian: sastanakPronunciation for sastanak
  • Czech: schůzkaPronunciation for schůzka
  • Danish: mødePronunciation for møde
  • Dutch: vergaderingPronunciation for vergadering
  • European Spanish: reuniónPronunciation for reuniónencuentro
  • Finnish: tapaaminenPronunciation for tapaaminenkokous
  • French: réunionPronunciation for réunion
  • German: TreffenPronunciation for Treffen Treffen
  • Greek: συνάντησηPronunciation for συνάντηση
  • Italian: incontroPronunciation for incontro
  • Japanese: 会議Pronunciation for 会議
  • Korean: 만남Pronunciation for 만남
  • Norwegian: møtePronunciation for møte
  • Polish: spotkaniePronunciation for spotkaniezebranie
  • Portuguese: reuniãoPronunciation for reunião
  • Romanian: întâlnire întâlniri
  • Russian: встречаPronunciation for встреча
  • Spanish: reuniónPronunciation for reunión
  • Swedish: mötePronunciation for möte
  • Thai: การประชุมPronunciation for การประชุม
  • Turkish: buluşmaPronunciation for buluşma
  • Ukrainian: зустріч
  • Vietnamese: cuộc họpPronunciation for cuộc họp

Example Sentences Including 'meeting'

Albie O'Neill, of the Public and Commercial Services Union, said the deal would be put to staff at a meeting on Sunday.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
I was once invited to talk to a meeting of the National Childbirth Trust about depression.
Dorothy Rowe BEYOND FEAR (2002)
Larks at Weymouth A total of 23 travellers attended the Lark open meeting at Weymouth on 10-11 July.
Yachting Boating World (2004)
OPEC's meeting is expected to extend the current 21.7 million b/ d production ceiling through the second quarter.
Irish Times (2002)
On the morning following the meeting with Prince Cratyn word was passed through the camp that Medalon would surrender.
Jennifer Fallon TREASON KEEP (2001)
Over 900 members of the council are entitled to attend today's meeting at the new Ramada Hotel in south Belfast.
Irish Times (2002)
She just nodded back at him, meeting his frostiness with her own.
Jon Cleary YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
The Bank of Scotland board was locked in a meeting for much of yesterday.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
You should find it an enlightening experience, meeting someone who is not in awe of you.
Jennifer Fallon TREASON KEEP (2001)

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