Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A building used for public meetings and especially for Protestant or Quaker religious services.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A building where people meet for a purpose.
  • n. The Quaker term for their buildings where their congregations assemble for worship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A house used as a place of worship; a church; -- in England, applied only to a house so used by Dissenters.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A house of worship: specifically employed by Friends to designate their houses of worship, in England by members of the established church to designate the houses of worship of dissenters, and in the United States, chiefly in the country, as a designation of any house for worship.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. columbine of eastern North America having long-spurred red flowers
  • n. a building for religious assembly (especially Nonconformists, e.g., Quakers)

Etymologies

meeting +‎ house (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That seems high, except I biked to work nearly every day, 7. 2km, and the Quaker meetinghouse is 9km, and I biked to various evening events once or twice a month too.]

    Remembering

  • I don't disparage the fare, mother, that thee gives us at the meetinghouse, that is, when thee does give us any, but

    A Day of Fate

  • The meetinghouse is a neat plain building, in perfect repair, still used by the Friends at Ulverstone and the neighbourhood for religious worship.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)

  • He posted a number of reliable, cool-headed men around the "meetinghouse," many of them being armed.

    West Wind Drift

  • I wouldn't have a problem with a nude Adam and Eve in a Mormon meetinghouse, but I can't see it happening, artist Lee Bennion said from her studio in Spring City, Utah.

    Should religious art require a fig leaf?

  • You can hardly feel yourself to be an outsider when an entire meetinghouse of people is silently engaged in dwelling on the otherworldly and the inspirational.

    Henry’s Demons

  • Temples are more sacred places of worship than the average meetinghouse where Sunday services are held.

    The Sins of Brother Curtis

  • "The road represented a conduit of cultural progress," writes Mr. Jaffe, as meetinghouse, tavern and marketplace created "a sense of permanency."

    You Can Get There From Here

  • It was a year ago that we held our first Quaker meeting for worship in Second Life, and here we are, still meeting weekly, with a midweek meeting at a more Euro-friendly time getting started, and a beautiful meetinghouse.

    2008 February

  • A meetinghouse would appear, then a tavern, then a marketplace—and soon the route had conferred upon its New World residents a sense of permanency, safety, and hope.

    The King's Best Highway

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