camp meeting


: a series of evangelistic meetings usually held outdoors and attended by persons who often camp nearby

Examples of camp meeting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those who remained held a camp meeting, Kamenetz said. Dino Grandoni and Kim Bellware, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Sep. 2023 What used to be a seafood dive — and originally, a camp meeting structure — has been transformed into a dashing little restaurant that opens with an indoor-outdoor bar and embraces a snug dining room whose mirrored alcove shelves are dressed with antique books, oyster plates and plants. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 21 Aug. 2023 The camp meetings in the woods where young people would bark and howl and writhe on the ground and fall into trances that lasted for days. Michael Robbins, Harper's Magazine, 9 Nov. 2022 Eleven years later, Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association held its first camp meeting on a plot of land west of Escondido. Sandi Dolbee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Oct. 2021 The day will begin with a camp meeting in commemoration of camp meetings held in the 1800s, followed by a day of activities including a historical view of the last 25 years of the Windsor Freedom Trail, food, ice cream, and more., 2 Sep. 2021 The Windsor Freedom Trail 25th year anniversary outdoor camp meeting and family activity day will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25., 2 Sep. 2021 A week or so after the band camp meeting, Kyrie was on vacation at the beach. Francesca Street, CNN, 20 Aug. 2021 After an informal camp meeting, Reznicek noticed the woman’s wristwatch set to military time. Julia Shipley, Rolling Stone, 26 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of camp meeting was in 1803

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“Camp meeting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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