watch meeting


a religious meeting or service on watch night, terminating on the arrival of the new year.

Origin of watch meeting

First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called watch-night service [woch-nahyt] /ˈwɒtʃˌnaɪt/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for watch meeting

  • Last night after a very successful and powerful meeting at Chambers' Schoolhouse we came to the watch-meeting at Albion.

  • "I wish you would come to the watch-meeting to-night," she said, wistfully.

    In League with Israel|Annie F. Johnston