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 Some 35 years later, Kate Kelly, a Washington, D.C., activist also was excommunicated — at the same Virginia meetinghouse as Johnson — for her advocacy in pushing to ordain women to the faith’s all-male priesthood. The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 Apr. 2022 Across the street from its worn wooden front doors, the First Church of Roxbury dominates the hilltop, a classic white-clapboard meetinghouse on a site first established by English settlers in 1631. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Apr. 2022 The church absorbed it into a six-acre property on Doverhill Drive, turning half of it into a meetinghouse with a parking lot. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 May 2021 Not that every Mormon meetinghouse should look like a cathedral. The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Mar. 2021 The old 19th Ward meetinghouse, which is home to Salt Lake Acting Company, is undergoing renovations. Mike Adamson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 Jan. 2022 Some 44 members have taken refuge in the church’s Kingston meetinghouse, according to a news release, where water and food are available. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Apr. 2021 More were due to come down at an east Salt Lake City meetinghouse. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 Aug. 2021 Two gunmen entered a church meetinghouse in Mexico on Friday and robbed dozens of Mormon missionaries of their phones, tablets and wallets, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said. Fox News, 13 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of meetinghouse

1632, in the meaning defined above

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16 May 2022

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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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