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Usage statistics for the noun meeting:

spoken English52.03%written English47.97% conversational speech11.85%task-oriented speech88.15% imaginative writing31.03%informational writing68.97%
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The word meeting is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun meeting

What does meeting mean as a name of something?

Meeting is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: meetings

  1. a formally arranged gathering
    • examples: next year the meeting will be in Chicago | the meeting elected a chairperson
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of meeting: group meeting
    • more generic words: assemblage / gathering = a group of persons together in one place
    • more specific terms:
      • committee meeting / board meeting = a meeting for administrative purposes
      • camp meeting = religious (usually evangelistic) meeting held in a large tent or outdoors and lasting several days
      • caucus = a closed political meeting
      • conclave = a confidential or secret meeting
      • conference = a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion
      • congress = a meeting of elected or appointed representatives
      • convention = a large formal assembly
      • council = a meeting of people for consultation
      • forum = a public meeting or assembly for open discussion
      • plenum = a meeting of a legislative body at which all members are present
      • psychotherapy group = a meeting of people for psychotherapeutic purposes
      • stockholders meeting = a meeting at which the management reports to the stockholders of a company
      • summit meeting / summit = a meeting of heads of governments
      • town meeting = a meeting of the inhabitants of a town
  2. a small informal social gathering
  3. a casual or unexpected convergence
    • example: he still remembers their meeting in Paris
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonym of meeting: encounter
    • more generic word: convergence = the occurrence of two or more things coming together
    • more specific words: conjunction / alignment = apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac
  4. the social act of assembling for some common purpose
    • example: his meeting with the salesmen was the high point of his day
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of meeting: coming together / congress
    • more generic words: assemblage / assembly / gathering = the social act of assembling
    • more specific words:
      • rendezvous = a meeting planned at a certain time and place
      • session = a meeting devoted to a particular activity
      • socialisation / socialization / socialising / socializing = the act of meeting for social purposes
      • visit = the act of going to see some person in a professional capacity
      • visit = the act of visiting in an official capacity
      • visit = the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time
  5. the act of joining together as one
  6. a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers)

Alternative definition of the noun meeting


  1. A gathering of people/parties for a purpose.
  2. The people at such a gathering, as a collective.
  3. An encounter between people, even accidental.
  4. A place or instance of junction or intersection.

Specialised definition of the noun meeting

Glossary of sports / equestrian

a day's racing at a particular course (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)


  1. "Meeting" is a musical album of Ravy Magnifique.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  2. "Meeting" is a composition.


  1. Meeting: In a meeting, two or more people come together to discuss one or more topics, often in a formal setting.
    • also known as встреча
  2. Meeting is a print ad.

Phrases with Meeting

Phrases starting with the word Meeting:

  1. Meeting Room
  2. meeting house
  3. meeting place
  4. Meeting-Houses
  5. meeting of minds

Phrases ending with the word Meeting:

  1. camp meeting
  2. mass meeting
  3. race meeting
  4. town meeting
  5. board meeting
  6. go-to-meeting
  7. group meeting
  8. lunch meeting
  9. prayer meeting
  10. sports meeting
  11. summit meeting
  12. revival meeting
  13. Kick-Off Meeting
  14. luncheon meeting
  15. committee meeting

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Meeting

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Google previewCobbett's Political Register (1825)

by William Cobbett

Such a Meeting is a despicable farce; and such have all the in a moment, that these cajolers were nothing. Hobhouse's insolence to Mr. Hunt is not seen in its true light, unless we remember, that the latter is held under heavy recognizances to ...

Google previewBusiness Networking For Dummies (2014)

by Stefan Thomas

Straight after a morning networking meeting is an ideal time to have a one-to-one .

The other benefit of booking the one-to-one straight after the networking meeting is that you don't have to allow a particular amount of time and don't have to ...

Google previewA Passion for Giving (2011)

Tools and Inspiration for Creating a Charitable Foundation by Peter Klein, Angelica Berrie

A grants vote meeting is an exciting process that all board members of the foundation should attend (and members not in...

Google previewHandbook on International Commercial Arbitration (2014)

Second Edition by Peter Ashford

The first preliminary meeting is a vital stage in the proper administration of the reference. It is often the first opportunity for members of the tribunal to meet face- to-face; for the parties to meet each other since the dispute took on its formal ...

Google previewSwitzerland Starting Business (Incorporating) in Switzerland Guide Strategic and Practical Information

The shareholders' meeting is the supreme organ of the GmbH and determines the Bylaws, the directors and the auditor. They also approved the profit and loss account and balance sheet, decide on the use of earnings and reduces the burden ...

Google previewThe Insurance Almanac and Encyclopedia (1918)

Annual meeting, Chicago, Ill. May 6.-New England Bureau of United Inspection. Monthly meeting. May 7, 8, 9.-National Fire Protection Association. Annual meeting, Insurance Exchange, Chicago. - May 7.-Burglary Insurance Underwriters' ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Hospitality Management (2010)

by Abraham Pizam, Judy Holcomb

MEETING/EVENT PLANNER – MEETING/EVENT TIMELINE actual meal function numbers versus guarantees and projections, attendance, registration patterns; detailed information about all food and beverage events; pre/post-meeting events ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa (2005)

by Kathleen Sheldon

NAIROBI WOMEN'S MEETING. The third meeting of the United Nations Decade for Women was held in Nairobi, Kenya ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Modern China (1800-1949) (2009)

by James Z. Gao

AFTERMATH SOLUTION MEETING (1924). A temporary legislature established by Duan Qirui. In the 1920s, China ...

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Usage statistics about meeting

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun meeting:

spoken English52.03%written English47.97% conversational speech11.85%task-oriented speech88.15% imaginative writing31.03%informational writing68.97%

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I actually thought that it would be a little confusing during the same period of your life to be in one meeting when you're trying to make money, and then go to another meeting where you're giving it away. (Bill Gates)
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Scrabble value of M3E1E1T1I1N1G2

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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