camp meeting



a religious gathering held in a tent or in the open air.

Origin of camp meeting

First recorded in 1790–1800 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for camp meeting

Historical Examples of camp meeting

  • "I go shoot at the camp-meeting at Stamford," replied the Indian.

  • "The outer beach in winter ain't exactly a camp-meeting for sociableness," he said.

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • If he had not been in public life, he would have been a camp-meeting exhorter.

    The Plum Tree

    David Graham Phillips

  • You'll go to the camp-meeting with us again, won't you, you knave?

    Capitola's Peril

    Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth

  • Didn't I hear something about your going to the woods to camp-meeting?

    The Chautauqua Girls At Home

    Pansy, AKA Isabella M. Alden

British Dictionary definitions for camp meeting

camp meeting


mainly US a religious meeting held in a large tent or outdoors, often lasting several days
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