1 appointment, engagement, rendezvous, encounter, assignation, tryst, Slang US meet:
She arranged a meeting with her ex-husband.
2 assembly, convention, conference, gathering, congress, conclave, session, congregation, convocation, US caucus, Colloq get-together:
Nominations for next year's officers will be presented at the next meeting
3 convergence, converging, confluence, joining, union, junction, conjunction, intersection:
The earliest settlement was at the meeting of the two rivers.
1 sad, morose, depressed, unhappy, dejected, despondent, blue, downhearted, glum, gloomy, woeful, woebegone, lugubrious, disconsolate, downcast, dispirited, low-spirited, cheerless, crestfallen, chap-fallen, forlorn, heartbroken, mournful, sorrowful, miserable, dismal, Colloq down in the mouth, (down) in the dumps, low:
Harold has been melancholy ever since Lucy left.
2 sadness, sorrow, misery, woe, gloom, unhappiness, blues, moroseness, depression, dejection, dejectedness, despondence, despondency, downheartedness, glumness, gloominess, woefulness, lugubriousness, disconsolateness, dispiritedness, cheerlessness, mournfulness, sorrowfulness, miserableness, dolour, anguish:
Getting Harold's mind off his problems may relieve his melancholy.
1 when people come together to discuss/decide sth
frequent, regular | annual, biennial, half-yearly, monthly, quarterly, weekly, etc. | all-day, hour-long, two-hour, etc. | afternoon, breakfast, lunchtime, weekend, etc. | full, plenary | formal, informal | inaugural | mass | open-air | open, public | closed, private | secret | joint
Management have called a joint meeting with staff and unions.
The society is holding its Annual General Meeting in the conference room next Monday.
| face-to-face, personal | bilateral, trilateral, tripartite | high-level, summit, top-level | exploratory, initial, introductory, preliminary, preparatory | follow-up | extraordinary, special | crisis, emergency, urgent | crucial, decisive, key, vital | impromptu | pre-inquiry, pre-session, pre-summit, etc. | post-election, post-results, etc. | board, cabinet, committee, council, departmental, family, ministerial, shareholders', staff, team, union | inter-governmental, inter-ministerial, inter-party, inter-tribal, etc. | business | political | discussion | protest | prayer | brief | endless, interminable, long
We had endless meetings about the problem. The meeting seemed interminable.
| angry, difficult, stormy | fruitless, inconclusive | successful, valuable
VERB + MEETING
have, hold | arrange, call, convene, organize, schedule, summon
The committee has called a meeting to discuss the president's death.
| attend | declare open, open
The chairman declared the meeting open.
| close, declare closed | adjourn, break up | call off, cancel | postpone | host | chair, conduct, preside over
I've got to chair a meeting tomorrow.
| call to order
The chairman called the meeting to order.
| participate in | address
He always spoke as if he were addressing a public meeting.
| ban | boycott | disrupt
MEETING + VERB
go ahead, take place
It is unclear whether the meeting will go ahead as planned.
| be aimed at sth
a meeting aimed at restoring peace in the region
| begin, open, proceed, start | adjourn
The meeting adjourned for coffee at eleven.
| break up
The meeting broke up after a row over whether to allow cameras in.
| close, end
The meeting closed on a sour note.
The meeting voted 423?133 in favour of a strike.
| discuss sth | agree to sth, approve sth | condemn sth | urge sth
This meeting urges the company to reconsider its decision to close the factory.
| express sth
The meeting expressed concern that the problem had still not been addressed.
| hear sth
The meeting heard that two workers had been sacked on the spot with no official reason given.
| conclude sth, decide sth, resolve sth | drag (on)
The meeting dragged into the early hours of the next day.
MEETING + NOUN
in a/the ~
I'm afraid Mrs Haley is in a meeting at the moment.
| ~ about
a meeting about the plans for a new road
| ~ between
a meeting between tutors and students
| ~ for
a meeting for parents
| ~ over
Directors called a crisis meeting over the future of the company.
| ~ with
a meeting with French officials
the purpose of a meeting, the minutes of a meeting
The secretary circulated the minutes of the previous week's meeting to all committee members.
| the outcome/result of a meeting
2 coming together of two or more people
accidental, chance, unexpected | fateful | clandestine, secret | historic, unprecedented | emotional | romantic
VERB + MEETING
I had a chance meeting with an old schoolfriend last week.
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