meeting

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From meet +‎ -ing.

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Verb[edit]

meeting

  1. Present participle of meet.

Noun[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English.

Noun[edit]

meeting m (plural meetings)

  1. meeting, meet
    un meeting aérien
    an air show

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