Definitions for temperanceˈtɛm pər əns, ˈtɛm prəns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tem•per•anceˈtɛm pər əns, ˈtɛm prəns(n.)

  1. moderation or self-restraint; self-control.

  2. habitual moderation in any indulgence, appetite, etc.

  3. total abstinence from alcoholic liquors.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. temperance, moderation(noun)

    the trait of avoiding excesses

  2. sobriety, temperance(noun)

    abstaining from excess

  3. temperance(noun)

    the act of tempering

Wiktionary

  1. temperance(Noun)

    Habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence; moderation; as, temperance in eating and drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth; specifically, moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in respect to using intoxicating liquors.

  2. temperance(Noun)

    Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness.

  3. temperance(Noun)

    One of the seven heavenly virtues.

  4. temperance(Noun)

    State with regard to heat or cold; temperature.

  5. temperance(Noun)

    : temperance; the fourteenth trump or major arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks.

  6. Temperance(ProperNoun)

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  7. Origin: See etymology of "to temper".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Temperance(verb)

    habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence; moderation; as, temperance in eating and drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth; specifically, moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in respect to using intoxicating liquors

  2. Temperance(verb)

    moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness

  3. Temperance(verb)

    state with regard to heat or cold; temperature

Freebase

  1. Temperance

    Temperance is the fourteenth trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. It is used in game playing as well as in divination.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Temperance

    Abstinence from alcohol.

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