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View synonyms for meeting house

meeting house

or meet·ing-house, meet·ing·house

[ mee-ting hous ]

noun

  1. a house or other building for communal gathering, especially a place of Protestant worship. Common in Colonial America for both public business and religious worship, a meeting house today is usually a place of worship for Quakers, Mennonites, Mormons, or certain other nonconformist denominations.


meeting house

noun

  1. the place in which certain religious groups, esp Quakers, hold their meetings for worship
  2. Also calledwharepuni a large Māori tribal hall


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Word History and Origins

Origin of meeting house1

First recorded in 1625–35
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Example Sentences

American and British physicians worked side by side in the meeting house to treat the wounded.

Growing up, his home doubled as a meeting house for precinct captains.

They met at the Quaker Meeting House, where their attorney was a member.

We had some trouble in finding Jordans, the little meeting-house near which is the grave of the Quaker philanthropist.

Directly at the foot of a steep hill we came upon the meeting-house, nestling in a wooded valley.

All around the meeting-house is a forest of great trees, and no other building is in the immediate vicinity.

I seemed to be standing in a meeting-house; the service was ended and nearly every one had gone home.

A building located somewhere between Everton-gardens and Spring-gardens was first used as a meeting-house by them.

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