- Lake, a lake in SW New York. 18 miles (29 km) long.
- a village on this lake: summer educational center.
- an annual educational meeting, originating in this village in 1874, providing public lectures, concerts, and dramatic performances during the summer months, usually in an outdoor setting.
- (usually lowercase) any similar assembly, especially one of a number meeting in a circuit of communities.
- of or relating to a system of education flourishing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, originating at Lake Chautauqua, New York.
- (usually lowercase) pertaining to a chautauqua: a chautauqua program.
Examples from the Web for chautauqua
Among varieties, Concord reigns supreme in the Chautauqua belt.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
This Chautauqua movement is only an attempt to Americanize university extension.The Arena
So many questions about Chautauqua, so much to tell that delighted him.The Chautauqua Girls At Home
Pansy, AKA Isabella M. Alden
How do you interpret Professor James's reaction to the Chautauqua?Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park
I guess there were as many as two hundred Chautauqua salutes after that touchdown.At Good Old Siwash
- (in the US, formerly) a summer school or educational meeting held in the summer
Word Origin and History for chautauqua
"assembly for popular education," 1873, from town in New York, U.S., where an annual Methodist summer colony featured lectures. The name is from ja'dahgweh, a Seneca (Iroquoian) name, possibly "one has taken out fish there," but an alternative suggested meaning is "raised body."