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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.


Synonymsencounter


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.


Synonymsconfluence


Broader (hypernym)geographic point, geographical point


Domain categoryriver









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