Definitions for templeˈtɛm pəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an edifice or place dedicated to the service or worship of a deity.
(usu. cap.) any of the three successive houses of worship in Jerusalem in use by the Jews in Biblical times.
a church, esp. a large or imposing one.
any place or object in which God dwells, as the body of a Christian. I Cor. 6:19.
(in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) a building for sacred ordinances.
any large or pretentious public building.
(cap.) either of two groups of buildings on the site of the Templars' former establishment in London, occupied by two of the Inns of Court.
a building used by a fraternal order.
Category: Western History
Origin of temple:
bef. 900; ME, var. of tempel, OE < L templum space demarcated by an augur for taking auspices, temple
the region of the face that lies on either side of the forehead.
Category: Anatomy, Zoology
either of the sidepieces of a pair of eyeglasses extending back above the ears.
Origin of temple:
1275–1325; ME < MF < VL *tempula, for L tempora the temples, pl. (taken as fem. sing.) of tempus temple
Shirley (Shirley Temple Black), born 1928, U.S. film actress and diplomat.
Sir William, 1628–99, English essayist and diplomat.
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a religious building in some religions
a Buddhist temple
one of the soft areas on either side of your forehead
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.
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.)
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'temple' in Nouns Frequency: #1793
Translations for temple
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a building in which people worship, usually as part of a non-Christian religion
a Greek/Hindu temple.
- هَيْكَل، مَعبَدArabic
- temploPortuguese (BR)
- der TempelGerman
- hram, svetišteCroatian
- templis; svētnīcaLatvian
- tapınak, mabetTurkish
- 壇，堂，廟宇，神殿Chinese (Trad.)
- مندر، معبدUrdu
- đền, điện, miếuVietnamese
- 坛，堂，庙宇，神殿Chinese (Simp.)
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