meetinghouse

noun
meet·​ing·​house | \-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of meetinghouse 

: a building used for public assembly and especially for Protestant worship

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The shooting took place during a service at a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse in front of the congregation of as many as 50 people, a spokeswoman for the City of Fallon told Fox 13. Frank Miles, Fox News, "1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting at Nevada Mormon church; suspect in custody," 22 July 2018 Visitors can explore historical homes, schools, stores, banks, meetinghouses, farms, and mills, complete with costumed actors and live animals. Graham Ambrose, BostonGlobe.com, "Have a historical Fourth at Old Sturbridge Village," 26 June 2018 Shows are open to those 8 and older; tickets must be reserved online. 2 p.m. or 8 p.m., depending on the day, March 16, 22-24, meetinghouse adjacent to the Philadelphia Mormon Temple, 1682 Wood Street, free, 215-755-4155, sotwphila.org. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "Philly's amazing church-music concert scene is now at its Easter best," 14 Mar. 2018 About 12 years ago, the Abington meetinghouse caretaker, Dave Wermeling, found an old sketch of Lay in a box. Kristin E. Holmes, Philly.com, "Cast out by the Quakers, Abington's abolitionist dwarf finally has his day," 18 Apr. 2018 The meetinghouse on the community green tips its hat to the past. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Property of the Week: Country Walk, Windsor," 29 June 2017 Five free performances will take place at the meetinghouse adjacent to the Philadelphia Mormon Temple. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "Philly's amazing church-music concert scene is now at its Easter best," 14 Mar. 2018 On September 19, 1738, a man named Benjamin Lay strode into a Quaker meetinghouse in Burlington, New Jersey, for the biggest event of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Marcus Rediker, Smithsonian, "The “Quaker Comet” Was the Greatest Abolitionist You’ve Never Heard Of," 30 Sep. 2017 Unlike the temple, anyone may attend meetings or activities at the ward meetinghouse. Glenna Christensen, idahostatesman, "Newest Idaho LDS temple will open soon and be available for tours," 13 Oct. 2017

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1632, in the meaning defined above

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meetinghouse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of meetinghouse

: a building used for public gatherings and especially for Christian worship in the past

meetinghouse

noun
meet·​ing·​house | \ˈmē-tiŋ-ˌhau̇s \

Kids Definition of meetinghouse

: a building used for public assembly and especially for Protestant worship

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