[ noun ] a formally arranged gathering


"next year the meeting will be in Chicago" "the meeting elected a chairperson"

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

Robert_Snodgrass , state GOP chairman , said a meeting held Tuesday night in Blue_Ridge brought enthusiastic responses from the audience .

In the Blue_Ridge meeting , the audience was warned that entering a candidate for governor would force it to take petitions out into voting_precincts to obtain the signatures of registered voters .

(The New York Times,...)

A formula to supply players for the new Minneapolis_Vikings and the problem of increasing the 1961 schedule to fourteen games will be discussed by National_Football_League owners at a meeting at the Hotel_Warwick today .

Other items on the agenda during the meetings , which are expected to continue through Saturday , concern television , rules changes , professional football 's hall_of_fame , players ' benefits and constitutional amendments .

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

These short , `` streamlined '' meetings usually are sponsored by local banks , Chambers_of_Commerce , trade associations , or other civic organizations .

[ noun ] a small informal social gathering




"there was an informal meeting in my livingroom"

Used in print

(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)

Andrei remembered a Bathyran meeting long_ago .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

At their meeting he told her not to bother about `` where '' - he would attend to that .

(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)

I set the hour of our meeting for seven .

All about me there was a hectic interplay of meetings taking_place , like abrupt , jerky scenes in old silent_movies , joyous greetings and beginnings , huggings and kissings , enthusiastic forays into the festive night .

[ noun ] the social act of assembling for some common purpose




"his meeting with the salesmen was the high point of his day"

Used in print

(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)

Fearful of inviting a military showdown with the West which they could not win , the Communists seek to undermine Western power where the nuclear might of the West is irrelevant - in backwoods guerrilla skirmishes , in mob uprisings in the streets , in parliaments , in clandestine meetings of undercover conspirators , at the United_Nations , on the propaganda front , at diplomatic conferences - preferably at the highest level .

[ noun ] a casual or unexpected convergence




"he still remembers their meeting in Paris" "there was a brief encounter in the hallway"

Used in print

(David Boroff, "Jewish Teen-Age Culture"...)

Parents will drive on Friday night to pick_up their daughters after a sorority or House Plan meeting .

(Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome....)

She no_longer wanted anything about him to remind her of the circumstances of their meeting that first night in Parioli .

Related terms

convergence conjunction find

[ noun ] the act of joining together as one


"the merging of the two groups occurred quickly" "there was no meeting of minds"

Used in print

(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)

Nearly twenty-five years before , Captain_John_Davis had noted , as he sailed near the Arctic_Circle , `` a very great gulf , the water whirling and roaring , as_it_were the meeting of tides '' .

Related terms

convergence concourse unify

[ noun ] a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers)


junction confluence


"Pittsburgh is located at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers"