Quaker meeting

[ kwey-ker mee-ting ]

noun
  1. an assembly of Quakers for a time of worship, during which the group’s silence is broken only by those who have been moved by the spirit of God to speak: His parents were saddened to learn that he had not visited a Quaker meeting since moving to Kansas.

  2. Informal. a gathering at which there is considerable silence: This party’s turning into a Quaker meeting—maybe we should bring out the karaoke machine.

Origin of Quaker meeting

1
First recorded in 1650–60

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How to use Quaker meeting in a sentence

  • He was also taken by the idea of the Quaker meeting at which there is silence until someone feels he has a message to utter.

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British Dictionary definitions for Quaker meeting

Quaker meeting

noun
  1. a gathering of the Quakers for worship, characterized by periods of silence and by members speaking as moved by the Spirit

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