What does temperance mean?

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Temperance

    tem′pėr-ans, n. moderation, esp. in the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions—in a narrower sense, moderation in the use of alcoholic liquors, and even entire abstinence from such.—Temperance hotel, one which professes to supply no alcoholic liquors; Temperance movement, a political agitation for the restriction or abolition of the use of alcoholic liquors; Temperance society, usually an association of total-abstainers from alcoholic liquors. [L. temperantia.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Temperance

    Abstinence from alcohol.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of temperance in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of temperance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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