meetinghouse

noun

meet·​ing·​house ˈmē-tiŋ-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce meetinghouse (audio)
: a building used for public assembly and especially for Protestant worship

Examples of meetinghouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although the city has lost other historic buildings in recent years, according to Building Salt Lake, the meetinghouse was not supposed to be one of them. Julia Daye, Sacramento Bee, 1 Apr. 2024 The meetinghouse was evacuated, the department said. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 2 Jan. 2024 Nearly 50 people who attended a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse in Utah were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning, church officials said Monday. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 2 Jan. 2024 The church went on to say that the meetinghouse will remain closed until the problem has been fixed. David Chiu, Peoplemag, 2 Jan. 2024 The nearest church to Robertson’s home is a meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 450 N. 1220 West, about a block away. Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Aug. 2023 One of the first Protestant congregations established in the Beehive State — circa 1865 — was selling its 1960s meetinghouse on the east side and moving in with All Saints Episcopal Church down the street. Peggy Fletcher Stack, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Dec. 2022 The church changed meetinghouse landscaping standards for new builds and retrofits in 2007, Sedgwick said, shifting from a typical look of mostly lawn to less than 40 percent, with plants, trees, rock and mulch filling out the rest. Karin Brulliard, Washington Post, 25 June 2023 The American Heritage School is now leasing this former Latter-day Saint meetinghouse at 142 W. 200 North in Salt Lake City from the church. Peggy Fletcher Stack, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1632, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of meetinghouse was in 1632

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“Meetinghouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meetinghouse. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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meetinghouse

noun
meet·​ing·​house -ˌhau̇s How to pronounce meetinghouse (audio)
: a building used for public assembly and especially for Protestant worship
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