Definitions for shrineʃraɪn

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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"

GCIDE

  1. Shrine(n.)

    Short for Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, a secret fraternal organization professedly originated by one Kalif Alu, a son-in-law of Mohammed, at Mecca, in the year of the Hegira 25 (about 646 a. d.) In the modern order, established in the United States in 1872, only Knights Templars or thirty-second degree Masons are eligible for admission, though the order itself is not Masonic. A member of the order is popularly called a Shriner, and the order itself is sometimes called the Shriners.

  2. Origin: [OE. schrin, AS. scrn, from L. scrinium a case, chest, box.]

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

  5. Origin: [OE. schrin, AS. scrn, from L. scrinium a case, chest, box.]

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.


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