watch meeting

  1. 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/.

Words Nearby watch meeting Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use watch meeting in a sentence

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

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  • One of the Wesleyan missionaries gave us an account of the watch meeting at the chapel in St. John's.

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

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