Definitions of conference

  1. a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion ( especially one with a formal agenda)
  2. a discussion among participants who have an agreed ( serious) topic
  3. an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
  4. The act of comparing two or more things together; comparison.
  5. The act of consulting together formally; serious conversation or discussion; interchange of views.
  6. A meeting for consultation, discussion, or an interchange of opinions.
  7. A meeting of the two branches of a legislature, by their committees, to adjust between them.
  8. A stated meeting of preachers and others, invested with authority to take cognizance of ecclesiastical matters.
  9. A voluntary association of Congregational churches of a district; the district in which such churches are.
  10. The act of consulting together formally; an appointed meeting for discussing some topic; a religious convention.
  11. An appointed meeting for instruction or discussion.
  12. Formal discourse; meeting for consultation, & c.
  13. A meeting for counsel; an official council.
  14. Conversation; discourse.
  15. The act of conferring; a meeting for consultation or deliberation; a meeting of the two branches of a legislature to adjust differences; a meeting for international deliberation; the stated meeting of Wesleyan Methodist preachers for the transaction of the business of their church.
  16. The act of conversing on any important subject; a discussion between two or more for mutual instruction, as committees or delegates.

Usage examples for conference

  1. I will even admit that they were not listening at the conference – Ted Marsh on an Important Mission by Elmer Sherwood
  2. And the Captain was also so much concerned, that he cared not to write what the result of his first conference was. – Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9) by Samuel Richardson
  3. Gentlemen, he said, I gather one thing, at least, from our brief conference – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. Impossible for la Peyrade to prevent the conference although he knew the secret of that twenty- five thousand francs ran the greatest danger. – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  5. This conference took place at that singular hour of my career when my pupils seemed to melt away from me, as though they had been morning dew. – Far Off Things by Arthur Machen
  6. I couldn't even raise a prayer in conference meeting no more. – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes
  7. Advanced detachments had already at several points driven in the German posts south- east of Metz, but instead of now entering upon a general attack, Marshal Bazaine summoned all his Corps Commanders to a conference at Grimont. – The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
  8. He and Rose had a long private conference the result of which was to let the handsome mate into the secret of his pretty companion's true feelings toward himself. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  9. I will close my letter after I know the result of this evening's conference – The Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France by Charles Duke Yonge
  10. He was shown into the library immediately and it was there that Locke and Eva went into conference with him. – The Master Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
  11. It was a difficult situation; and a conference of the Great Powers met at London on May 11 to deal with it. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  12. Others, among them James Crossan, manager of the Kilmore Co- operative Stores, and Grand Master of the Orangemen of the county, were summoned to the conference – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  13. It was, however, evident that he was determined on not sending to Westerhouse, and they had to be content, though Leger looked very grave when the conference broke up. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  14. See if I can have a conference with first the Secretary of State and then the President. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  15. Well, you know upon what we had agreed at the last conference of which he informed you? – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  16. A conference followed between Walsingham, Hatton, and Burghley, and then the three went again to her Majesty. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  17. I think the conference is about motion pictures. – The Golden Skull by John Blaine
  18. For another hour the conference was held. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope