• The act of persons or things that meet.
  • A gathering of persons for a purpose; an assembly.
  • The people at such a gathering.
  • An encounter between people, even accidental.
  • A place or instance of junction or intersection; a confluence.
  • A religious service held by a charismatic preacher in small towns in the United States.
  • An administrative unit in the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).


  • Present participle of meet


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  • From Middle English meeting, meting, from Old English mēting, ġemēting, equivalent to meet + -ing. Cognate with West Frisian moeting, Dutch ontmoeting. Compare also German Low German Möte, Danish møde, Swedish möte, Icelandic mót. Related to moot.
  • From Middle English metynge, metinde, metand, from Old English mētende, *ġemētende, from Proto-Germanic *mōtijandz, present participle of Proto-Germanic *mōtijaną, equivalent to meet + -ing.

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