place of worship consisting of an edifice for the worship of a deity
the flat area on either side of the forehead
"the veins in his temple throbbed"
an edifice devoted to special or exalted purposes
synagogue, temple, tabernacle(noun)
(Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation
A contrivance used in a loom for keeping the web stretched transversely.
a contrivence used in a loom for keeping the web stretched transversely
the space, on either side of the head, back of the eye and forehead, above the zygomatic arch and in front of the ear
one of the side bars of a pair of spectacles, jointed to the bows, and passing one on either side of the head to hold the spectacles in place
a place or edifice dedicated to the worship of some deity; as, the temple of Jupiter at Athens, or of Juggernaut in India
the edifice erected at Jerusalem for the worship of Jehovah
hence, among Christians, an edifice erected as a place of public worship; a church
fig.: Any place in which the divine presence specially resides
to build a temple for; to appropriate a temple to; as, to temple a god
A temple is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities, such as prayer and sacrifice, or analogous rites. A templum constituted a sacred precinct as defined by a priest, or augur. It has the same root as the word "template," a plan in preparation of the building that was marked out on the ground by the augur. Templa also became associated with the dwelling places of a god or gods. Despite the specific set of meanings associated with the religion of the ancient Rome, the word has now become quite widely used to describe a house of worship for any number of religions and is even used for time periods prior to the Romans.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tem′pl, n. an edifice erected to a deity or for religious purposes: a place of worship: in London, two inns of court, once occupied by the Knights Templars. [L. templum, prob. for temulum, a space marked out for religious purposes, dim. of tempus, a piece cut off.]
tem′pl, n. the flat portion of either side of the head above the cheekbone.—adj. Tem′poral, pertaining to the temples. [O. Fr. temple—L. tempora, the temples, pl. of tempus, time.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
A place other than a bed, where one takes one's shoes off. (There are Jewish temples, pagan temples and money temples, but no Christian temples: the latter has no need of them, because Christian religion is the only one in the world in which its believers and followers practise exactly what its Founder taught. Each Christian may point to himself and say proudly, "Ecce Temple," hence, etc., etc., etc.)
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'temple' in Nouns Frequency: #1793
The numerical value of temple in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of temple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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