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 for Meeting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Meet \Meet\ (m[=e]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Met (m[e^]t); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Meeting.] [OE. meten, AS. m[=e]tan, fr. m[=o]t,
     gem[=o]t, a meeting; akin to OS. m[=o]tian to meet, Icel.
     maeta, Goth. gam[=o]tjan. See Moot, v. t.]
     1. To join, or come in contact with; esp., to come in contact
        with by approach from an opposite direction; to come upon
        or against, front to front, as distinguished from contact
        by following and overtaking.
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     2. To come in collision with; to confront in conflict; to
        encounter hostilely; as, they met the enemy and defeated
        them; the ship met opposing winds and currents.
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     3. To come into the presence of without contact; to come
        close to; to intercept; to come within the perception,
        influence, or recognition of; as, to meet a train at a
        junction; to meet carriages or persons in the street; to
        meet friends at a party; sweet sounds met the ear.
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              His daughter came out to meet him.    --Judg. xi.
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     4. To perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal
        acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer; as, the eye
        met a horrid sight; he met his fate.
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              Of vice or virtue, whether blest or curst,
              Which meets contempt, or which compassion first.
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     5. To come up to; to be even with; to equal; to match; to
        satisfy; to ansver; as, to meet one's expectations; the
        supply meets the demand.
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     To meet half way, literally, to go half the distance
        between in order to meet (one); hence, figuratively, to
        yield or concede half of the difference in order to effect
        a compromise or reconciliation with.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Meeting \Meet"ing\ (m[=e]t"[i^]ng), n.
     1. A coming together; an assembling; as, the meeting of
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     2. A junction, crossing, or union; as, the meeting of the
        roads or of two rivers.
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     3. A congregation; a collection of people; a convention; as,
        a large meeting; an harmonious meeting.
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     4. An assembly for worship; as, to attend meeting on Sunday;
        -- in England, applied distinctively and disparagingly to
        the worshiping assemblies of Dissenters.
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     Syn: Conference; assembly; company; convention; congregation;
          junction; confluence; union.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a formally arranged gathering; "next year the meeting will
           be in Chicago"; "the meeting elected a chairperson" [syn:
           meeting, group meeting]
      2: a small informal social gathering; "there was an informal
         meeting in my living room" [syn: meeting, get together]
      3: a casual or unexpected convergence; "he still remembers their
         meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in the
         hallway" [syn: meeting, encounter]
      4: the social act of assembling for some common purpose; "his
         meeting with the salesmen was the high point of his day"
         [syn: meeting, coming together]
      5: the act of joining together as one; "the merging of the two
         groups occurred quickly"; "there was no meeting of minds"
         [syn: merging, meeting, coming together]
      6: a place where things merge or flow together (especially
         rivers); "Pittsburgh is located at the confluence of the
         Allegheny and Monongahela rivers" [syn: confluence,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  342 Moby Thesaurus words for "meeting":
     Mass, Olympic games, Olympics, accompanying, accordant,
     accumulated, agglomerate, agglomeration, agglutination, aggregate,
     aggregation, agreeing, amassed, appointment, approach, approaching,
     appulse, articulation, assembled, assemblee, assembly, assignation,
     assignation house, associate, associated, asymptote, asymptotic,
     at home, at one with, audience, ball, bargaining,
     bargaining session, bedtime prayer, binding, bond, bottleneck,
     bout, bracketing, brawl, brunt, brushing, bulldozing, bulling,
     bump, bunched, bundled, camp meeting, cannon, carambole, carom,
     caucus, centripetal, centrolineal, church, church service, clash,
     clumped, clustered, clustering, coacting, coactive, coadunate,
     coincident, collaborative, collected, collective, collision,
     collision course, colloquium, collusive, combination, combinative,
     combined, combining, commission, committee, communication,
     competition, compline, concatenation, concentralization,
     concentration, concerted, conclave, concomitant, concordant,
     concours, concourse, concurrence, concurrent, concurring,
     concussion, confab, confabulation, conference, conflict,
     confluence, confluent, conflux, confocal, confrontation, congeries,
     conglomerate, conglomeration, congregate, congregated,
     congregation, congress, conjoint, conjugation, conjunction,
     conjunctive, connecting, connection, connectional, connective,
     connivent, consilient, conspiratorial, consultation, contacting,
     contest, contingent, conventicle, convention, convergence,
     converging, convocation, cooperant, cooperative, coordinate,
     copulation, copulative, council, council fire, council of war,
     coupling, coworking, crack-up, crash, crossing, crump, crunch,
     cumulate, dance, date, derby, devotions, diet, discussion,
     divine service, duty, eisteddfod, encounter, engagement,
     evening devotions, evensong, exchange of views, exercises,
     eyeball-to-eyeball encounter, fascicled, fasciculated, festivity,
     fete, fight, focal, focalization, focus, forgathering, forum,
     funnel, game, games, gathered, gathering, get-together, glancing,
     glomerate, go, grazing, gymkhana, hammering, harmonious, heaped,
     high-level talk, hookup, housewarming, hub, huddle, impact,
     impingement, impingent, impinging, in contact, in session,
     interchange of views, intercommunicating, intercommunication,
     intercourse, interlinking, intersection, interview, joinder,
     joined, joining, joint, jointure, joust, junction, knotted,
     knotting, lauds, leagued, levee, liaison, linkage, linking,
     liturgy, love nest, lumped, marriage, massed, match, matching,
     matins, mauling, meet, meeting place, merger, merging, moot,
     morning devotions, mutual approach, mutually approaching,
     narrow squeak, narrowing gap, near thing, near-miss, negotiations,
     news conference, night song, none, nones, novena, nudging, office,
     onslaught, osculatory, packaged, pairing, palaver, panel,
     parasitic, parley, party, percussion, piled, place of assignation,
     plenum, pourparler, powwow, praise meeting, prayer, prayer meeting,
     prayers, press conference, prime, prime song, prom, public worship,
     quorum, radial, radiating, radius, rally, ramming, reception,
     rencontre, rendezvous, revival, revival meeting, rubbing,
     saprophytic, seance, service, session, sext, shindig, shock,
     sideswipe, sit-in, sitting, sledgehammering, smash, smash-up,
     smashing, soiree, splice, spokes, stacked, summit,
     summit conference, summitry, symbiosis, symbiotic, symposium,
     synchronous, synergetic, synergic, synergistic, synod, tangent,
     tangential, tent meeting, test, thrusting, tie, tie-in, tie-up,
     tierce, tilt, touching, tournament, tourney, trial, tryst, turnout,
     undersong, unification, union, united, uniting, vesper, vespers,
     vigils, watch meeting, watch night, watch-night service, whomp,
     wrapped up, yoking

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