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English noun: meeting

1. meeting (group) a formally arranged gathering

SamplesNext year the meeting will be in Chicago.
The meeting elected a chairperson.

Synonymsgroup meeting

Broader (hypernym)assemblage, gathering

Narrower (hyponym)board meeting, camp meeting, caucus, committee meeting, conclave, conference, congress, convention, council, forum, plenum, psychotherapy group, stockholders meeting, summit, summit meeting, town meeting

2. meeting (group) a small informal social gathering

SamplesThere was an informal meeting in my living room.

Synonymsget together

Broader (hypernym)social affair, social gathering

Narrower (hyponym)appointment, conventicle, date, engagement, lunch meeting, luncheon meeting, power breakfast, seance, session, sitting, visit

3. meeting (event) a casual or unexpected convergence

SamplesHe still remembers their meeting in Paris.
There was a brief encounter in the hallway.


Broader (hypernym)convergence

Narrower (hyponym)alignment, conjunction

4. meeting (act) the social act of assembling for some common purpose

SamplesHis meeting with the salesmen was the high point of his day.

Synonymscoming together

Broader (hypernym)assemblage, assembly, gathering

Narrower (hyponym)rendezvous, session, socialisation, socialising, socialization, socializing, visit, visit, visit

5. meeting (act) the act of joining together as one

SamplesThe merging of the two groups occurred quickly.
There was no meeting of minds.

Synonymscoming together, merging

Broader (hypernym)convergence, convergency, converging

Narrower (hyponym)concourse, confluence

6. meeting (location) a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers)

SamplesPittsburgh is located at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers.


Broader (hypernym)geographic point, geographical point

Domain categoryriver

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