American English

Definition of meeting noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] an occasion when people come together to discuss or decide something to have/hold/call/attend a meeting The meeting will be held in the school hall. a committee/staff meeting What time is the meeting? Helen will chair the meeting (= be in charge of it). I'll be in a meeting all morning—can you take my calls? a meeting of the United Nations Security Council The meeting was postponed.
  2. 2the meeting [singular] the people at a meeting The meeting voted to accept the pay offer.
  3. 3[countable] a situation in which two or more people meet together, because they have arranged it or by chance synonym encounter At our first meeting I was nervous. It was a chance meeting that would change my life. He remembered their childhood meetings with nostalgia. The meeting of father and son after so long was a joyous occasion.
  4. Idioms
    a meeting of minds
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    a close understanding between people with similar ideas, especially when they meet to do something or meet for the first time a meeting of minds between the two artists
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