1 coming together of people, esp for discussion 聚会; （尤指）开会
*We've had three meetings, and still we haven't reached agreement. 我们已经开过三次会了, 还未取得一致意见.
* The meeting between the two families was a joyful one. 这两家人的聚会十分愉快.
2 (a) assembly of people for a particular purpose 集会; 会议
*hold, conduct a meeting 召开、主持会议
* a `prayer meeting 祈祷会
* a political meeting 政治集会
* a staff meeting 全体工作人员会议.
(b) the people gathered together in this way 与会者
*Miss Smith will now address the meeting. 史密斯小姐现在向大会致词.
3 gathering of people for a sporting contest 运动会
*a `race-meeting 赛马大会
* an ath`letics meeting 体育运动会. Cf 参看 meet2.
4 (idm 习语) a meeting of `minds close understanding between people, esp as soon as they meet for the first time 彼此深刻理解（尤指初会即意见一致）.
an event at which people meet to discuss and decide things
We're having a meeting next week to discuss the matter.
Over a hundred and fifty people attended the meeting .
Mrs Lavelle is in a meeting at the moment.
The minister has called an emergency meeting .
There was a public meeting about the future of the gallery.
I've got a meeting with Mr Edwards this afternoon.
a meeting of senior politicians
a meeting between unions and management
Are you coming to the committee meeting this evening?
formal all the people who are at a meeting
I'd like to put a few ideas before the meeting.
when people meet each other by chance or because they have arranged to do this
I had felt drawn to Alice ever since our first meeting.
a sports competition or a set of races for horses
meeting of minds
a situation in which two people have very similar ideas and understand each other very well
There was a real meeting of minds between the two leaders.
an event at which a group of Quakers (=a Christian religious group) pray together
COLLOCATES for sense 1
have/hold a meeting
go to/attend a meeting
be in/at a meeting
call a meeting (=decide there will be a meeting)
general meetingespecially BrE (=a meeting that anyone can come to)
committee/staff/board meeting (=a meeting of a particular group of people)
summit meeting (=a meeting between leaders of governments)
1. Everyone should agree on a meeting point outside of the area — perhaps in a town several miles away. 大家应该商定一个地震区外的会合点——可能是在几英里外的某个市镇。
2. Each meeting focused on one step. 每次会晤都着重讨论一个步骤。
3. We decided to hold the meeting in the hall. 我们决定在大厅里开会。
4. What was the outcome of your meeting? 你们会晤的结果如何?
5. We must prepare the room for the meeting. 我们必须为会议准备好房间。
6. When Churchill glowered, chomped on his cigar, and refused to commit himself, the meeting ended without a decision. 丘吉尔咬着嘴里的雪茄，怒目而视，不置可否。会议结束，没有作出任何决定。
7. The meeting adjourned with most of the important matters acted on. 会议对大多数重要事项作出决定后休会了。
8. They appraised the poetry of Shelley at the meeting. 他们在会议上评价了雪莱的诗。
9. The brochure is disposable after the meeting. 会议结束后, 可以任意处理这本小册子。
10. The chairman called on the representative of that country to address the meeting. 会议主席请那个国家的代表讲话。