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 Now surrounded mostly by single-family homes, the meetinghouse also has served as a medical clinic, office space and living quarters, according to city documents and the building’s 2015 listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The Salt Lake Tribune, "This historic Latter-day Saint meetinghouse may not be torn down after all," 13 Mar. 2021 The site also will include a 20,000-square-foot meetinghouse. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Groundbreakings announced for Latter-day Saint temples in Tooele and Syracuse," 16 Mar. 2021 Alonso Gerardo Garcia-Mendoza, 32, of Kearns, was killed shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday in a shooting behind a meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 5305 W. 5400 South. Sara Tabin, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Police make three arrests in Kearns shooting," 12 Mar. 2021 The roughly 40,000-square-foot temple will go up on 1.62 acres along with a new two-level meetinghouse, church offices, a distribution center and housing for patrons. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, "LDS Church begins work on a historic temple, its first in India," 4 Dec. 2020 As Vernon Center expanded over the years and developed through the 19th century, the meetinghouse was eventually abandoned for the new church, and Old Meetinghouse Hill returned to use as farmland. courant.com, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 12 Nov. 2020 For many Latter-day Saints, going to a meetinghouse every Sunday to hear sermons, take the bread-and-water sacrament, sing hymns, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow believers has been a lifelong habit. The Salt Lake Tribune, "How the coronavirus has reshaped LDS missionaries and members as they find new meaning in a new normal," 30 Sep. 2020 The 16-acre site will include a 20,000-square-foot meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Latter-day Saints break ground for sixth Utah County temple," 5 Sep. 2020 Beirut District President Maroun Akiki said all members in the area have been accounted for and a church meetinghouse near the blast site was not damaged. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, "This week in Mormon Land: Moroni goes missing, BYU campuses make rankings, missionary work rebounds," 3 Sep. 2020

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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 20 Apr. 2021.

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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) \

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

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