meeting house

or meet·ing·house



a house or building for religious worship.
a house of worship for Quakers.

Nearby words

  1. meet one's waterloo,
  2. meet the requirements,
  3. meet up with,
  4. meet with,
  5. meeting,
  6. meeting of the minds,
  7. meeting post,
  8. meeting rail,
  9. meeting-house,
  10. meetinghouse

Origin of meeting house

First recorded in 1625–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for meeting-house

British Dictionary definitions for meeting-house

meeting house


the place in which certain religious groups, esp Quakers, hold their meetings for worship
Also called: wharepuni NZ a large Māori tribal hall
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Word Origin and History for meeting-house



also meetinghouse, 1630s, from meeting (n.) + house (n.).

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