Definitions for temperance
ˈtɛm pər əns, ˈtɛm prənstem·per·ance
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word temperance.
the trait of avoiding excesses
abstaining from excess
the act of tempering
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.
Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness.
One of the seven heavenly virtues.
State with regard to heat or cold; temperature.
temperance; the fourteenth trump or major arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks.
A female given name from English.
The fourteenth trump or major arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks.
Etymology: From temperance. A virtue name first used by Puritans in the 16th century.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: temperantia, Lat.
The rule of not too much; by temperance taught
In what thou eat’st and drink’st; seeking from thence
Due nourishment, no gluttonous delight. John Milton.
Temperance, that virtue without pride, and fortune without envy, gives indolence of body and tranquillity of mind; the best guardian of youth and support of old age. William Temple.
Make temperance thy companion; so shall health
Sit on thy brow. Robert Dodsley, Agriculture.
His senseless speech and doted ignorance,
When as the noble prince had marked well;
He calm’d his wrath with goodly temperance. Fa. Qu.
What, are you chas’d?
Ask God for temp’rance, that’s th’ appliance only
Which your disease requires. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
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
moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness
state with regard to heat or cold; temperature
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
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
Abstinence from alcohol.
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The numerical value of temperance in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of temperance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.
Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.
The sweetest pleasures soonest cloy, And its best flavour temperance gives to joy.
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance.
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- temperançaCatalan, Valencian
- umírněnost, uměníCzech
- Enthaltsamkeit, Mäßigung, Temperenz, Mäßigkeit im Alkoholgenuss, MäßigkeitGerman
- kohtuus, tyyneys, raittius, maltti, itsehillintä, kohtuullisuusFinnish
- tempérance, sobriétéFrench
- 節制, 禁酒Japanese
- matiging, gematigheidDutch
- powściągliwość, umiarkowaniePolish
- sobrietate, cumpătareRomanian
- сдержанность, умеренность, трезвенностьRussian
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