meeting

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English meeting, meting, from Old English mēting, ġemēting (meeting, assembly, association, society), equivalent to meet +‎ -ing. Cognate with West Frisian moeting (meeting, encounter), Dutch ontmoeting (meeting, encounter). Compare also German Low German Möte (meeting, encounter), Danish møde (meeting, encounter), Swedish möte (meeting, encounter), Icelandic mót (meeting). Related to moot.

Noun[edit]

meeting (countable and uncountable, plural meetings)

  1. (gerund, uncountable) The act of persons or things that meet.
    Meeting him will be exciting. I enjoy meeting new people.
  2. A gathering of persons for a purpose; an assembly.
    We need to have a meeting about that soon.
    • 2019, VOA Learning English (public domain)
      In a meeting with government officials, Moon noted that China was “much more advanced” than South Korea in rain-making technologies, his spokesman said.
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  3. (collective) The people at such a gathering.
    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; a confluence.
    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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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English metynge, metinde, metand, from Old English *mētende, *ġemētende, from Proto-Germanic *mōtijandz, present participle of Proto-Germanic *mōtijaną (to meet), equivalent to meet +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

meeting

  1. present participle of meet

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meeting m

  1. meeting

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English meeting.

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meeting m (plural meetings)

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

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English meeting.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmi.tinɡ/, [ˈmiːt̪iŋɡ]
  • Hyphenation: mee‧ting

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meeting m (invariable)

  1. meeting (gathering of people for a purpose)
    Synonym: riunione

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmitin/, [ˈmit̪ĩn]

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meeting m (plural meetings)

  1. meeting