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Definitions for shrine
ʃraɪnshrine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrineverb

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

  2. enshrine, shrineverb

    enclose in a shrine

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

GCIDE

  1. Shrinenoun

    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.

Wiktionary

  1. shrinenoun

    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.

  2. shrineverb

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

    Shrined in his sanctuary. uE000116766uE001 Milton.

  3. 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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Shrinenoun

    A case in which something sacred is reposited.

    Etymology: scin , Saxon; scrinium, Latin.

    You living powers enclos’d in stately shrine
    Of growing trees; you rural gods that wield
    Your scepters here, if to your cares divine
    A voice may come, which troubled soul doth yield. Philip Sidney.

    All the world come
    To kiss this shrine, this mortal breathing saint. William Shakespeare.

    Come offer at my shrine and I will help thee. William Shakespeare.

    They often plac’d
    Within his sanctu’ry itself their shrines,
    Abominations! and with cursed things
    His holy rites profan’d. John Milton.

    Falling on his knees before her shrine,
    He thus implor’d her pow’r. Dryden.

    Lovers are in rapture at the name of their fair idol; they lavish out all their incense upon that shrine, and cannot bear the thought of admitting a blemish therein. Isaac Watts.

Wikipedia

  1. Shrine

    A shrine (Latin: scrinium "case or chest for books or papers"; Old French: escrin "box or case") is a sacred or holy space dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, daemon, or similar figure of respect, wherein 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, Chinese folk religion, Shinto, indigenous Philippine folk religions, and Asatru 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, museums, or in the home. However, portable shrines are also found in some cultures.

ChatGPT

  1. shrine

    A shrine is a holy or sacred place, often dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, or similar figure of respect, where people come to perform religious rituals, pay homage, offer prayers, or make offerings. It can be a standalone structure, part of a building or complex, or even a natural feature such as a tree or mountain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shrinenoun

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

  2. Shrinenoun

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

  3. Shrinenoun

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

  4. Shrineverb

    to enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine

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

Wikidata

  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.]

Anagrams for shrine »

  1. shiner

  2. renish

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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

  1. Jane Fondalikes to toke:

    I’ve found myself backsliding a bit of late in terms of where my thoughts have tended to reside (not always with the generosity of vision I wish for) and my confidence has been iffy for the past four months, so, while meditating today, an idea came to me: I’m going to create a shrine to myself —or, at least, the self I wish to be, the self who began to manifest when I was a young girl before the s**t hit the fan.

  2. Anthony Davis:

    Had a device similar to that used at the Erawan Shrine exploded there, casualties would almost certainly have been significantly higher and overwhelmingly from mainland China.

  3. Mohammed Arif:

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

  4. Pro Football Hall of Fame:

    It’s the shrine of pro football, I think just everything around it, i think being back in that part of the country this time of year, the grass smells a little differently there. I think it’s such a cool experience just to go back there. This is a historical weekend, just with the different classes going in. That’s something we ’ll definitely recognize with our team and make sure they understand.

  5. Yasuo Fukuda:

    I think one should not do something provocative toward international opinion at this juncture, and I think that Prime Minister Abe is thinking quite cautiously about whether to go to Yasukuni Shrine.

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