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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrine(verb)

    a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person

  2. enshrine, shrine(verb)

    enclose in a shrine

    "the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral"

GCIDE

  1. Shrine(n.)

    Short for Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, a secret fraternal organization professedly originated by one Kalif Alu, a son-in-law of Mohammed, at Mecca, in the year of the Hegira 25 (about 646 a. d.) In the modern order, established in the United States in 1872, only Knights Templars or thirty-second degree Masons are eligible for admission, though the order itself is not Masonic. A member of the order is popularly called a Shriner, and the order itself is sometimes called the Shriners.

    Etymology: [OE. schrin, AS. scrn, from L. scrinium a case, chest, box.]

Wiktionary

  1. shrine(Noun)

    A holy or sacred place, which is dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, or similar figure of awe and respect, at which said figure is venerated or worshipped.

    Etymology: shryne, from scrīn “reliquary, ark of the covenant”, from scrinium “case or chest for books or papers”. Of unknown origin. Compare Old Norse skrin, Old High German skrini

  2. shrine(Verb)

    To enshrine; to place reverently, as if in a shrine.

    Shrined in his sanctuary. uE000116766uE001 Milton.

    Etymology: shryne, from scrīn “reliquary, ark of the covenant”, from scrinium “case or chest for books or papers”. Of unknown origin. Compare Old Norse skrin, Old High German skrini

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shrine(noun)

    a case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint

    Etymology: [OE. schrin, AS. scrn, from L. scrinium a case, chest, box.]

  2. Shrine(noun)

    any sacred place, as an altar, tromb, or the like

    Etymology: [OE. schrin, AS. scrn, from L. scrinium a case, chest, box.]

  3. Shrine(noun)

    a place or object hallowed from its history or associations; as, a shrine of art

    Etymology: [OE. schrin, AS. scrn, from L. scrinium a case, chest, box.]

  4. Shrine(verb)

    to enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine

    Etymology: [OE. schrin, AS. scrn, from L. scrinium a case, chest, box.]

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  1. Shrine

    A shrine is a holy or sacred place, which is dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, daemon or similar figure of awe and respect, at which they are venerated or worshipped. Shrines often contain idols, relics, or other such objects associated with the figure being venerated. A shrine at which votive offerings are made is called an altar. Shrines are found in many of the world's religions, including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Wicca, Chinese folk religion and Shinto, as well as in secular and non-religious settings such as a war memorial. Shrines can be found in various settings, such as churches, temples, cemeteries, or in the home, although portable shrines are also found in some cultures. A shrine may become a focus of a cult image.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shrine

    shrīn, n. a case or reliquary for relics: a sacred place: an altar: anything hallowed by its associations.—v.t. to enshrine.—adj. Shrī′nal. [A.S. scrín—L. scriniumscribĕre, to write.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrine in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of shrine in a Sentence

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    Mourners chant slogans against the U.S. during the funeral of Qassem Soleimani, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, in the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, Iraq, Baghdad Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. ( AP) In addition to threatening the U.S. with a possible attack, Abuhamzehs remarks that the targets had been previously identified by Iran seemed to confirm the State Departments statement regarding the motivation behind the airstrike. His comments come after it U.S. defense officials told Fox News that more than 3,000 troops from the 82nd Airborne Divisions 1st Brigade Combat Team would be deployed to Kuwait. Irans top shadow commander, as Qassem Soleimani was known, was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more. According to State Departments, the airstrike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans. Mourners step over a U.S. flags with pictures of President Trump while waiting for the funeral of Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, in Baghdad, Iraq, Baghdad Saturday( AP) SOLEIMANI FUNERAL PROCESSION IN BAGHDAD DRAWS THOUSANDS OF MOURNERS CHANTING AMERICA IS Qassem Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region, the United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world. Mourners gathering in the streets of Baghdad Saturday for Qassem Soleimani funeral procession. Dressed in black military fatigues, the mostly male-dominated group carried Iraqi flags and the flags of Iran-backed militias that are fiercely loyal to Qassem Soleimani. In this image made from a video, mourners gather for a funeral procession for Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. ( PMF Media Office via AP) They were heard chanting.

  2. Mohammed Arif:

    My father used to bring me to this shrine, now I am bringing my children.

  3. Father Fadi Imad:

    This place has always been a shrine...we don't even know when it started. Even when there was no development...people still came.

  4. Princess Ayako:

    I am very happy that we held the wedding at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo where my great grandfather Meiji Emperor is worshiped, i feel so happy.

  5. Bernadette Meehan:

    The president is visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami to pay his respects to the Cuban-American diaspora that worship there, he will honor the sacrifices that Cuban-Americans have made in their pursuit of liberty and opportunity, as well as their extraordinary contributions to our country.

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