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

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Recent Examples on the Web Only the meetinghouse breaks the welcoming rhythm with a blank wall facing Vine. Inga Saffron,, "These two new Philadelphia apartment buildings are civilizing the Vine Street Expressway," 4 Apr. 2018 Switching back to the traditional venue has helped attract relatively new members such as Tom Skolfield, who felt the church should meet in its meetinghouse. G. Jeffrey Macdonald, The Christian Science Monitor, "Pastor-sharing: For clergy, a holy hustle and labor of love," 14 Apr. 2020 Temples are used for weddings and for other special ceremonies; weekly worship happens not in temples but in meetinghouses, which are always open to guests. Julie Zauzmer, Washington Post, "Dates announced: The general public will get a rare opportunity this fall to visit the Mormon temple near the Beltway," 27 Feb. 2020 The Dry Dock, a 12-step meetinghouse on the edge of the Bermuda Triangle of Fillmore Street bars in Cow Hollow, hosts 109 meetings a week and fills 5,000 seats a month with people looking to commune about addiction. Sam Whiting,, "People in recovery struggle without their daily congregation," 31 Mar. 2020 Almost conveniently, Howard said, Avon residents had long wanted a new meetinghouse to be built. Michael Walsh,, "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., "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

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First Known Use of meetinghouse

1632, in the meaning defined above

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19 May 2020

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“Meetinghouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of meetinghouse

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


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

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