Definitions for shrineʃraɪn

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word shrine

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

shrineʃraɪn(n.; v.)shrined, shrin•ing.

  1. (n.)any structure or place consecrated or devoted to some saint, holy person, or deity, as an altar, chapel, church, or the like.

    Category: Religion

  2. a building enclosing the remains or relics of a saint.

    Category: Religion

  3. any place or object hallowed by its history or associations:

    a historic shrine.

  4. a receptacle for sacred relics; a reliquary.

    Category: Religion

  5. (v.t.)to enshrine.

Origin of shrine:

bef. 1000; ME schrine, OE scrīn (c. OFris, ON skrīn, OHG scrīni) < L scrīnium case for papyrus rolls

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrine(verb)

    a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person

  2. enshrine, shrine(verb)

    enclose in a shrine

    "the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. shrine(noun)ʃraɪn

    a religious building where people go to worship

    a holy shrine

Wiktionary

  1. shrine(Noun)

    A holy or sacred place, which is dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, or similar figure of awe and respect, at which said figure is venerated or worshipped.

  2. shrine(Verb)

    To enshrine; to place reverently, as if in a shrine.

    Shrined in his sanctuary. uE000116766uE001 Milton.

  3. Origin: shryne, from scrīn “reliquary, ark of the covenant”, from scrinium “case or chest for books or papers”. Of unknown origin. Compare Old Norse skrin, Old High German skrini

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shrine(noun)

    a case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint

  2. Shrine(noun)

    any sacred place, as an altar, tromb, or the like

  3. Shrine(noun)

    a place or object hallowed from its history or associations; as, a shrine of art

  4. Shrine(verb)

    to enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine

Freebase

  1. Shrine

    A shrine is a holy or sacred place, which is dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, daemon or similar figure of awe and respect, at which they are venerated or worshipped. Shrines often contain idols, relics, or other such objects associated with the figure being venerated. A shrine at which votive offerings are made is called an altar. Shrines are found in many of the world's religions, including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Wicca, Chinese folk religion and Shinto, as well as in secular and non-religious settings such as a war memorial. Shrines can be found in various settings, such as churches, temples, cemeteries, or in the home, although portable shrines are also found in some cultures. A shrine may become a focus of a cult image.


Translations for shrine

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

shrine(noun)

a holy or sacred place

Many people visited the shrine where the saint lay buried.

Get even more translations for shrine »

Translation

Find a translation for the shrine definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these shrine definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"shrine." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 1 Sep. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/shrine>.

Are we missing a good definition for shrine?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for shrine: