Definitions for tabernacular-yə lər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tab•er•nac•leˈtæb ərˌnæk əl(n.; v.)-led, -ling.

  1. (n.)a place or house of worship, esp. one designed for a large congregation.

  2. (often cap.) the portable tentlike structure used as a place of worship by the Israelites during their wandering in the wilderness. Ex. 25–27.

    Category: Judaism

  3. an ornamental receptacle for the reserved Eucharist.

    Category: Religion

  4. a canopied niche or recess, as for an image or icon.

  5. (v.i.)to place or dwell in or as if in a tabernacle.

Origin of tabernacle:

1200–50; < LL tabernāculum, L: tent <tabern(a) hut, stall, inn (cf. tavern )

tab`er•nac′u•lar-yə lər(adj.)


  1. tabernacular(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a tabernacle.

  2. tabernacular(Adjective)

    Of the style or character of an architectural tabernacle; formed in latticework; latticed.

  3. tabernacular(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to huts or tents; common; low.

  4. Origin: From Latin tabernaculum "tent", "booth", "shed" + -ar

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tabernacular(adj)

    of or pertaining to a tabernacle, especially the Jewish tabernacle

  2. Tabernacular(adj)

    formed in latticework; latticed

  3. Tabernacular(adj)

    of or pertaining to huts or booths; hence, common; low


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