meeting house

or meet·ing·house



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

Origin of meeting house

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

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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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