Meeting-house

Definitions

  • Roger Williams's Meeting-House
    Roger Williams's Meeting-House
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Meeting-house a house or building where people, esp. Dissenters, meet for public worship
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Quotations

  • Mother Teresa
    Mother%20Teresa
    “There should be less talk; a preaching point is not a meeting point. What do you do then? Take a broom and clean someone's house. That says enough.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. métan, to meet—mót, ge-mót, a meeting.

Usage

In literature:

You can meet them on the roads, in common lodging-houses, in the workhouse.
"The Chequers" by James Runciman
A meeting was called at Hanz Toodleburg's house to consider the dangerous look of things along the river.
"The Von Toodleburgs" by F. Colburn Adams
Fancy your meeting Lady Baldock at Oswald's house!
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
An empty corn-house seemed, as Tom Selden remarked, a very excellent place for them to meet.
"What Might Have Been Expected" by Frank R. Stockton
A, for a life subscription of sixpence, and during the winter term it held meetings every other week in the School House reading-room.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
Paper come out next week callin' de radicals to meet in de court house fust Monday in May.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
Soon the little meeting-place became too small for the congregation, and a house was rented at Kucheng.
"Everlasting Pearl" by Anna Magdalena Johannsen
And perhaps she was a little afraid of the great folk whom she might probably meet at her cousin's house.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
The new Meeting-house of Easton had nearly as many possibilities as the new world outside.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
He still held a strong church interest and built for his family a small shed at the rear of the meeting-house.
"Some Three Hundred Years Ago" by Edith Gilman Brewster
They meet at three-thirty at the Omnibus House on the River road.
"Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
The crowd drew long breaths as they emerged from the meeting-house.
"Dulcibel" by Henry Peterson
O, how many associations crowd upon the memory, in connection with that rude old meeting-house!
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, April 1844" by Various
I have built a meeting-house on purpose for you!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
They then built a meeting-house, near the river bluff, on the farm of Bro.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
He was ready to enter the meeting house with renewed energy.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
Afterwards, on their way to the meeting-house, Jacqueline inquired into his meaning.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
There was one important edifice called the "Great Meeting House" of the Quakers.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
There was a dinner at Apsley House yesterday; the Cabinet of Opposition, to discuss matters before having a general meeting.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
Anyhow, instead of easing up, the talk kept getting louder, and Jotham didn't show his face in the meeting-house for two Sundays.
"Wheat and Huckleberries" by Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
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In poetry:

His mercy visits every house
That pay their night and morning vows;
But makes a more delightful stay
Where churches meet to praise and pray.
"Psalm 87" by Isaac Watts
That was a barren garden that we found,
This was an empty house we came to meet,
We, who for all our longing, hear no sound
Of Love's returning feet.
"The Returning" by Theodosia Garrison
Adversity and troubles fell,
In ev'ry town and house shall dwell,
Sad moans shall sound in all thy streets,
And dread shall seize ev'ry soul one meets.
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard
By the meeting-house in Salisbury town,
The sufferers stood, in the red sundown,
Bare for the lash! O pitying Night,
Drop swift thy curtain and hide the sight.
"How The Women Went From Dover" by John Greenleaf Whittier
When, on calm and fair First Days,
Rattled down our one-horse chaise,
Through the blossomed apple-boughs
To the old, brown meeting-house,
There was Abram Morrison.
"Abram Morrison" by John Greenleaf Whittier
It is a very lonesome place,
No hut or house is near;
Should one meet a murderer there alone
'Twere vain to scream, and the dying groan
Would never reach mortal ear.
"The Cross Roads" by Robert Southey

In news:

President Obama returns to the White House on Tuesday after a meeting with the Senate Republican Caucus.
Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, meets with reporters as Congress prepares to shut down until after the elections in November, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept 21, 2012.
President Reagan, center, and Sen John McCain, R-Ariz. Left, meet with members of Congress at the White House on Jan 26, 1988.
On Meet the Press this Sunday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the administration is weighing whether to release additional CIA memos from the Bush era on "enhanced interrogation".
During a recent open house at the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Vice Chancellor John Owens listed five areas in which IANR meets or exceeds its goal of serving Nebraskans.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden attend a meeting on Libya in the Situation Room of the White House.
The bulk of the meeting was spent hearing from Rich Rheaume of Prime Engineering, on behalf of Greg Downey and his NOI for a house on Whaler 's Way.
Providence — The Providence Preservation Society said it has secured a $341,500 grant from The Champlin Foundations to buy the 18th century Brick School House on Meeting Street from the city.
Years ago, I was running late to a meeting, as usual, and realized I'd left the house without my cell phone.
AARP CEO Barry Rand speaks to reporters outside the White House Friday after a meeting between President Barack Obama and a group of civic leaders to discuss the fiscal cliff.
Pennsville Town Watch and Community Pride meeting to focus on rental housing, absentee landlords.
Salem Housing Authority special meeting, Dec 12, 2012 (Video 1).
The Welsh actor hit the headlines last December (11) after travelling to Dongshigu, China with a CNN camera crew in an attempt to meet Chen Guangcheng while he was under house arrest.
James Meeting House in Boardman was the setting on Sept 11 for the fall wedding of Terry Ryan Williams and his bride, Stephanie Rose Boyer .
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, who spoke with President Barack Obama yesterday, arrives for a closed-door meeting with the GOP caucus , Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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In science:

The PCI cards housed in the PCs, which act as the ODR, are again all based on commercial, off-the-shelf technology. It was originally planned to develop such a card so as best to meet our needs, whilst still using modern commercial components.
CALICE Report to the Calorimeter R&D Review Panel
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