What does temple mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term temple:


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.)

Suggested Resources

  1. temple

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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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce temple?

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How to say temple in sign language?

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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. Vikrant Parsai:

    The temple is nearby, God is far away.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Doing of good is the best temple ever built!

  3. Jorge Enrique Serpa:

    There is a new temple but the church is the people.

  4. Li Meng:

    I even went to a temple to pray but it didn’t help.

  5. Henry David Thoreau:

    Every man is the builder of a temple called his body.

Images & Illustrations of temple

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