What does temperance mean?

Definitions for temperance
ˈtɛm pər əns, ˈtɛm prənstem·per·ance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. temperance, moderationnoun

    the trait of avoiding excesses

  2. sobriety, temperancenoun

    abstaining from excess

  3. temperancenoun

    the act of tempering

Wiktionary

  1. temperancenoun

    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.

    Etymology: See etymology of "to temper".

  2. temperancenoun

    Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness.

    Etymology: See etymology of "to temper".

  3. temperancenoun

    One of the seven heavenly virtues.

    Etymology: See etymology of "to temper".

  4. temperancenoun

    State with regard to heat or cold; temperature.

    Etymology: See etymology of "to temper".

  5. temperancenoun

    temperance; the fourteenth trump or major arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks.

    Etymology: See etymology of "to temper".

  6. Temperancenoun

    A female given name from English.

    Etymology: From temperance. A virtue name first used by Puritans in the 16th century.

  7. Temperancenoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Temperanceverb

    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

  2. Temperanceverb

    moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness

  3. Temperanceverb

    state with regard to heat or cold; temperature

Freebase

  1. Temperance

    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

  1. Temperance

    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

  1. Temperance

    Abstinence from alcohol.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of temperance in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of temperance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of temperance in a Sentence

  1. Robert E. Lee:

    My experience through life has convinced me that, while moderation and temperance in all things are commendable and beneficial, abstinence from spirituous liquors is the best safeguard of morals and health.

  2. Patrick Henry:

    Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is impossible that a nation of infidels or idolaters should be a nation of freemen. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.

  3. Plato:

    Wisdom alone is the true and unalloyed coin for which we ought to exchange all things, for this and with this everything is bought and sold?fortitude, temperance, and justice; in a word, true virtue subsists with wisdom.

  4. Samuel Smiles:

    Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.

  5. Samuel Johnson:

    Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.

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