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Gathering vs. Meeting

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  • Gathering (noun)

    A meeting or get-together; a party or social function.

    "I met her at a gathering of engineers and scientists."

  • Gathering (noun)

    A group of people or things.

    "A gathering of fruit."

  • Gathering (noun)

    A section, a group of bifolios, or sheets of paper, stacked together and folded in half.

    "This gathering machine forms the backbone of a bookbinding operation."

  • Gathering (noun)

    A charitable contribution; a collection.

  • Gathering (noun)

    A tumor or boil suppurated or maturated; an abscess.

  • Gathering (verb)

    present participle of gather

    "She enjoyed gathering wildflowers."

  • Meeting (noun)

    The action of the verb to meet.

  • Meeting (noun)

    A gathering of people/parties for a purpose.

    "We need to have a meeting about that soon."

  • Meeting (noun)

    The people at such a gathering, as a collective.

    "What has the meeting decided."

  • Meeting (noun)

    An encounter between people, even accidental.

    "They came together in a chance meeting on the way home from work."

  • Meeting (noun)

    A place or instance of junction or intersection.

    "Earthquakes occur at the meeting of tectonic plates."

  • Meeting (noun)

    A religious service held by a charismatic preacher in small towns in the United States.

  • Meeting (noun)

    An administrative unit in the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

    "Denver meeting is a part of Intermountain yearly meeting."

  • Meeting (verb)

    present participle of meet

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Gathering (noun)

    The act of collecting or bringing together.

  • Gathering (noun)

    That which is gathered, collected, or brought together

  • Gathering (adjective)

    Assembling; collecting; used for gathering or concentrating.

  • Meeting (noun)

    A coming together; an assembling; as, the meeting of Congress.

  • Meeting (noun)

    A junction, crossing, or union; as, the meeting of the roads or of two rivers.

  • Meeting (noun)

    A congregation; a collection of people; a convention; as, a large meeting; an harmonious meeting.

  • Meeting (noun)

    An assembly for worship; as, to attend meeting on Sunday; - in England, applied distinctively and disparagingly to the worshiping assemblies of Dissenters.

Webster Dictionary
  • Gathering (noun)

    a group of persons together in one place

  • Gathering (noun)

    the social act of assembling;

    "they demanded the right of assembly"

  • Gathering (noun)

    the act of gathering something

  • Gathering (noun)

    sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching

  • Gathering (adjective)

    accumulating and becoming more intense;

    "the deepening gloom"

    "felt a deepening love"

    "the gathering darkness"

    "the thickening dusk"

  • Meeting (noun)

    a formally arranged gathering;

    "next year the meeting will be in Chicago"

    "the meeting elected a chairperson"

  • Meeting (noun)

    the social act of assembling for some common purpose;

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

  • Meeting (noun)

    a small informal social gathering;

    "there was an informal meeting in my livingroom"

  • Meeting (noun)

    a casual or unexpected convergence;

    "he still remembers their meeting in Paris"

    "there was a brief encounter in the hallway"

  • Meeting (noun)

    the act of joining together as one;

    "the merging of the two groups occurred quickly"

    "there was no meeting of minds"

  • Meeting (noun)

    a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers);

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

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