Watch meeting
Watch meeting Watch meeting A religious meeting held in the closing hours of the year. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • watch meeting — noun : a watch night service * * * a religious meeting or service on watch night, terminating on the arrival of the new year. Also called watch night service /woch nuyt /. [1895 1900] * * * watch meeting, a church service held at night,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • watch meeting — a religious meeting or service on watch night, terminating on the arrival of the new year. Also called watch night service /woch nuyt /. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • watch night — noun a devotional service (especially on New Year s Eve) • Hypernyms: ↑service, ↑religious service, ↑divine service * * * noun 1. : a devotional exercise lasting until after midnight and held originally each month by Wesleyan Methodists and later …   Useful english dictionary

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  • watch night — 1. the last night of the year, observed in a watch meeting. 2. See watch meeting. [1735 45] * * * …   Universalium

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