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Webster 1913 Edition


Meeting

Meet′ing

(mēt′ĭng)
,
Noun.
1.
A coming together; an assembling;
as, the
meeting
of Congress
.
2.
A junction, crossing, or union;
as, the
meeting
of the roads or of two rivers
.
3.
A congregation; a collection of people; a convention;
as, a large
meeting
; an harmonious
meeting
.
4.
An assembly for worship;
as, to attend
meeting
on Sunday
; – in England, applied distinctively and disparagingly to the worshiping assemblies of Dissenters.
Syn. – Conference; assembly; company; convention; congregation; junction; confluence; union.

Webster 1828 Edition


Meeting

MEE'TING

,
ppr.
Coming together; encountering; joining; assembling.

MEE'TING

,
Noun.
A coming together; an interview; as a happy meeting of friends.
1.
An assembly; a congregation; a collection of people; a convention. The meeting was numerous; the meeting was clamorous; the meeting was dissolved at sunset.
2.
A conflux, as of rivers; a joining, as of lines.

Definition 2022


Meeting

Meeting

See also: meeting

German

Noun

Meeting n (genitive Meetings, plural Meetings)

  1. meeting (in the sense of a gathering of people/parties for a purpose, often used with the definite article to refer to "meetings" or "a meeting ")
    • 2015, Uni Spiegel, issue 1/2015, page 8:
      Zum Meeting, aufs Klo oder ins Bett – das Smartphone ist mittlerweile fast überall dabei, selbst an Orten, an denen es nichts zu suchen hat.
      To meetings, to the toilet or into the bed – by now the smartphone is present almost everywhere, even at places where it has no business at all.
    • 1866, Carl Blind, Blätter und Blüthen., in: Die Gartenlaube, Ernst Keil’s Nachfolger, page 143:
      Ein Versuch sollte nun gemacht werden, die jugendlichen Vagabunden zu einem Meeting zusammenzubringen.
      An attempt was now to be made to gather the juvenile vagabonds in a meeting.

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English

Verb

meeting

  1. present participle of meet

Noun

meeting (countable and uncountable, plural meetings)

  1. (uncountable) The action of the verb to meet.
  2. A gathering of people/parties for a purpose.
    We need to have a meeting about that soon.
  3. The people at such a gathering, as a collective.
    What has the meeting decided.
  4. An encounter between people, even accidental.
    They came together in a chance meeting on the way home from work.
  5. A place or instance of junction or intersection.
    Earthquakes occur at the meeting of tectonic plates.
  6. (rural US, dated) A religious service held by a charismatic preacher in small towns in the United States.
    • 1939, John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, p. 20:
      You use ta give a good meetin'. I recollect one time you give a whole sermon walkin' around on your hands, yellin' your head off.
  7. (Quakerism) An administrative unit in the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
    Denver meeting is a part of Intermountain yearly meeting.

Usage notes

  • When "meeting" is used to mean a Quaker administrative group, it is often qualified by an indication of how often the group holds regular business meetings, such as "monthly meeting", "quarterly meeting", or "yearly meeting". When the qualifier is omitted, the term is assumed to mean monthly meeting.

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Descendants

  • Belizean Creole: meetn
  • Bislama: miting
  • Catalan: míting (borrowed)
  • Crimean Tatar: miting (borrowed)
  • French: meeting (borrowed)
  • Galician: mitin (borrowed)
  • Krio: meeting
  • Kriol: miding, miting

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: physical · spring · troops · #897: meeting · corner · spite · built

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Czech

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Noun

meeting m

  1. meeting

French

Etymology

Borrowing from English meeting.

Noun

meeting m (plural meetings)

  1. large, public gathering (not used in other senses of "meeting")
    un meeting aérien
    an air show