meeting - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    an occasion when people gather to discuss things and make decisions, either in person or using phones, the Internet etc
    meeting on/about:

    They organized meetings on a number of important political issues.

    meeting with:

    She will raise the question at her meeting with the ambassador.

    hold a meeting:

    A meeting was held to discuss our future.

    attend a meeting:

    European leaders attended a meeting on air pollution.

    1. a.
      formal the people involved in a meeting

      I reported to the meeting on my progress.

    2. b.
      an occasion when two people meet either unexpectedly or as planned

      I liked him from our first meeting.

  2. 2
    a competition between two teams or players

    It will be the third meeting this season between the two clubs.

    1. a.
      British a sports event involving a lot of people, horses, or teams competing against each other