meetinghouse

noun
meet·​ing·​house | \ ˈmē-tiŋ-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce meetinghouse (audio) \

Definition of meetinghouse

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

Examples of meetinghouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Almost conveniently, Howard said, Avon residents had long wanted a new meetinghouse to be built. Michael Walsh, courant.com, "Avon Congregational Church Celebrating 200th Anniversary With Special Worship Service," 23 Sep. 2019 The concert will begin at 8 p.m. at Franklin’s First Universalist Society’s handicap-accessible meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St. Admission is $30. BostonGlobe.com, "More than 40 nonprofits, community groups, and town departments will convene at the Goodnow Library for the," 12 Sep. 2019 The handbook update took effect in the first week of August, Woodruff said, but the change will be formally communicated to local Church leaders as new meetinghouse safety guidelines in the near future. Chris Boyette, CNN, "Bringing a gun to an LDS church is no longer just 'inappropriate.' It's prohibited under new rules," 27 Aug. 2019 Did the idea of a meetinghouse come from spending time in Vermont? David Netto, Town & Country, "Frank Gehry Built a Tiny House for Michael Eisner," 19 Mar. 2019 The meetinghouse with capacity for several thousand people is valued at $2.8 million and sits on about 7 acres (2.8 hectares) in the remote red rock community, on the Arizona side of the border. Brady Mccombs, The Seattle Times, "Polygamous group lets go of sprawling Arizona worship center," 10 Dec. 2018 The Salt Lake Tribune first reported the eviction of the meetinghouse. Brady Mccombs, The Seattle Times, "Polygamous group lets go of sprawling Arizona worship center," 10 Dec. 2018 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

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First Known Use of meetinghouse

1632, in the meaning defined above

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“Meetinghouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meetinghouse. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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meetinghouse

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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 How to pronounce meetinghouse (audio) \

Kids Definition of meetinghouse

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

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