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Noun: meeting  mee-ting
  1. A formally arranged gathering
    "the meeting elected a chairperson"; "next year the meeting will be in Chicago";
    - group meeting
  2. A small informal social gathering
    "there was an informal meeting in my living room";
    - get together
  3. A casual or unexpected convergence
    "he still remembers their meeting in Paris";
    - encounter
  4. The social act of assembling for some common purpose
    "his meeting with the salesmen was the high point of his day";
    - coming together, congress
  5. The act of joining together as one
    "there was no meeting of minds";
    - merging, coming together
  6. A place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers)
    "Pittsburgh is located at the meeting of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers";
    - confluence
Verb: meet (met)  meet
  1. Accidentally be in the same place and interact with (someone)
    "How nice to meet you again!";
    - run into, encounter, run across, come across, see
  2. Get together socially or for a specific purpose
    - get together
  3. Be adjacent or come together
    "The lines meet at this point";
    - converge
  4. Obtain something that is wanted, needed or required
    "does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"; "meet a need";
    - fit, conform to, satisfy, fill, fulfill [N. Amer], fulfil [Brit, Cdn]
  5. (of people) collect in one place
    "Let's meet in the dining room";
    - gather, assemble, forgather, foregather
  6. Get to know; get acquainted with
    "I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!"; "we met in Singapore"
  7. See by arrangement; be present at the arrival of
    "Can you meet me at the train station?"
  8. Contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
    "Princeton meets Yale this weekend";
    - encounter, play, take on
  9. Experience as a reaction
    "My proposal met with much opposition";
    - encounter, receive
  10. Undergo or suffer
    "meet a violent death";
    - suffer
  11. Be in direct physical contact with; make contact
    "The two buildings meet";
    - touch, adjoin, contact

Sounds like: meats, meets, meting, me

Derived forms: meetings

Type of: assemblage, assembly, cater, convergence, convergency, converging, experience, gathering, geographic point, geographical point, go through, have, interact, ply, provide, see, social affair, social gathering, supply, undergo

Antonym: diverge

Encyclopedia: Meeting