- The definition of a meeting is a gathering or coming together.
An example of a meeting is everyone in a finance department getting together in a conference room.
- a coming together of persons or things
- an assembly; a gathering to discuss or decide on matters
- an assembly or place of assembly for worship, esp. of Friends, or Quakers
- a series of horse or dog races held during a period of days at a certain track
- a point of contact; junction
Origin of meetingsee meet
- The act or process or an instance of coming together; an encounter.
- An assembly or gathering of people, as for a business, social, or religious purpose.
- Present participle of meet.
(countable and uncountable, plural meetings)
- (uncountable) The action of the verb to meet.
- A gathering of people/parties for a purpose.
- We need to have a meeting about that soon.
- The people at such a gathering, as a collective.
- What has the meeting decided.
- An encounter between people, even accidental.
- They came together in a chance meeting on the way home from work.
- A place or instance of junction or intersection.
- Earthquakes occur at the meeting of tectonic plates.
meeting - Legal Definition
Variant of meet
transitive verbmet, meeting
- to come upon or encounter; esp., to come face to face with or up to (a person or thing moving from a different direction)
- to be present at the arrival of: to meet a bus
- to come into contact, connection, or conjunction with: the ball met the bat
- to come into the presence or company of
- to be introduced to; get acquainted with
- to keep an appointment or engagement with
- to encounter in or as in battle; contend with
- to deal with; face; match: to meet angry words with a laugh
- to refute or deal with effectively: to meet an objection
- to experience: to meet disaster
- to come within the perception of (the eye, ear, etc.)
- to comply with; satisfy (a demand, etc.)
- to pay (a bill, etc.)
Origin of meetMiddle English meten ; from Old English metan ; from base of mot, a coming together, meeting: see moot
- to come together, as from different directions
- to come into contact, connection, or conjunction
- to become acquainted; be introduced
- to be opposed in or as in battle; contend; fight
- to be united
- to assemble
- to come together for discussion, bargaining, etc. (with)
- a meeting, gathering, or assembling, as for a sporting event: a track meet
- the people who so meet or the place of meeting
- to experience
- to receive
- to come upon or across; encounteralso meet up with