What does temple mean?

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ˈtɛm pəltem·ple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. temple(noun)

    place of worship consisting of an edifice for the worship of a deity

  2. temple(noun)

    the flat area on either side of the forehead

    "the veins in his temple throbbed"

  3. temple(noun)

    an edifice devoted to special or exalted purposes

  4. synagogue, temple, tabernacle(noun)

    (Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation

Wiktionary

  1. temple(Noun)

    A contrivance used in a loom for keeping the web stretched transversely.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Temple(noun)

    a contrivence used in a loom for keeping the web stretched transversely

  2. Temple(noun)

    the space, on either side of the head, back of the eye and forehead, above the zygomatic arch and in front of the ear

  3. Temple(noun)

    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

  4. Temple(noun)

    a place or edifice dedicated to the worship of some deity; as, the temple of Jupiter at Athens, or of Juggernaut in India

  5. Temple(noun)

    the edifice erected at Jerusalem for the worship of Jehovah

  6. Temple(noun)

    hence, among Christians, an edifice erected as a place of public worship; a church

  7. Temple(noun)

    fig.: Any place in which the divine presence specially resides

  8. Temple(verb)

    to build a temple for; to appropriate a temple to; as, to temple a god

Freebase

  1. Temple

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Temple

    tem′pl, n. an edifice erected to a deity or for religious purposes: a place of worship: in London, two inns of court, once occupied by the Knights Templars. [L. templum, prob. for temulum, a space marked out for religious purposes, dim. of tempus, a piece cut off.]

  2. Temple

    tem′pl, n. the flat portion of either side of the head above the cheekbone.—adj. Tem′poral, pertaining to the temples. [O. Fr. temple—L. tempora, the temples, pl. of tempus, time.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. temple

    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.)

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Temple

    The seat of the “Knights Templars” in this country down to the time of the dissolution of their Order by Edward II. in 1313.

Mythology

  1. Temple

    An edifice erected to the honor of a god or goddess in which the sacrifices were offered.

Entomology

  1. Temple

    the posterior part of the gena; behind, before or beneath the eye.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'temple' in Nouns Frequency: #1793

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of temple in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of temple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of temple in a Sentence

  1. Susy Oster:

    We were taken to this very old beautiful temple... the whole population of Mád was confined to the temple for one night, the next morning we were walked through our town to the railroad tracks and put on a train.

  2. Glenn Godenho:

    Building on work at the site by a Hungarian mission, Kathleen has confirmed the presence of a Ptolemaic period Isis temple within the larger Osiris temple that dominates the site, add to this a hoard of coins with Cleopatras portrait on them, and other Greco-Roman period finds not [the] least, fragments of statuary and mummies and we can certainly say that Taposiris Magna was active during Cleopatras reign.

  3. John McElroy:

    Temple houses have strict ordinances and covenants that deal specifically with families.

  4. Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaCohen Kook:

    The Second Temple was destroyed because of causeless hatred. Perhaps the Third will be rebuilt because of causeless love.

  5. Katharine Hepburn:

    Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.

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