Definitions for temperanceˈtɛm pər əns, ˈtɛm prəns

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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.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Samuel Johnson:

    Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.

  2. Thomas Aquinas:

    Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.

  3. Juvenal:

    The sweetest pleasures soonest cloy, And its best flavour temperance gives to joy.

  4. Sir Philip Sidney:

    The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance.

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