很奇怪，教會之聚會，採用"meeting"來稱呼，是否便宜行事？因為 meeting 這一字眼比較簡單？
查Oxford Dictionaries，竟然特別標示某些基督教教派的聚會，特別是貴格會，稱之為 meeting.
In a basement hotel ballroom in Delaware, with the board nowhere in sight and huge timers on stage to cut off angry investors, Home Depot held a hasty annual meeting last year that attendees alternately described as appalling and arrogant.
During a meeting with senior officials from other G-7 nations, Treasury Secretary Geithner did his best to reassure his international counterparts that the U.S. is taking steps to address its financial crisis. After being criticized for not being specific enough about the bailout plan during a domestic press conference, Geithner took his time with his international audience. During the six-hour meeting he told attendees that the U.S. government isn't looking for a one-size-fits-all approach to the banking crisis. Instead it will tailor its plans to meet the needs to specific institutions. The WP says Geithner did a better job of selling his plan this time around, with many of the meeting's attendees saying they felt reassured. On the domestic front, Geithner says the next major announcement about the administration's financial strategy is likely to come on Wednesday, when the administration will detail its foreclosure prevention plan.
Once-a-year meeting when the managers of a company report to stockholders on the year's results, and the board of directors stands for election for the next year. The chief executive officer usually comments on the outlook for the coming year and, with other senior officers, answers questions from shareholders. Stockholders can also request that resolutions on corporate policy be voted on by all those owning stock in the company. Stockholders unable to attend the annual meeting may vote for directors and pass on resolutions through the use of Proxy material, which must legally be mailed to all shareholders of record.
One who is present at or attends a function. See Usage Note at –ee1.