temple

[tem┬Ěple]

A temple is a religious building that's meant for worshipping or praying. Hindu temples are typically devoted to one specific god.

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

Noun
(Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation

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

Noun
an edifice devoted to special or exalted purposes

Noun
the flat area on either side of the forehead; "the veins in his temple throbbed"


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

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

n.
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.

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

n.
The edifice erected at Jerusalem for the worship of Jehovah.

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

n.
Fig.: Any place in which the divine presence specially resides.

v. t.
To build a temple for; to appropriate a temple to; as, to temple a god.


Temple

Tem"ple , n. [Cf. Templet.] (Weaving) A contrivence used in a loom for keeping the web stretched transversely.

Temple

Tem"ple, n. [OF. temple, F. tempe, from L. tempora, tempus; perhaps originally, the right place, the fatal spot, supposed to be the same word as tempus, temporis, the fitting or appointed time. See Temporal of time, and cf. Tempo, Tense, n.] 1. (Anat.) The space, on either side of the head, back of the eye and forehead, above the zygomatic arch and in front of the ear. 2. 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.

Temple

Tem"ple, n. [AS. tempel, from L. templum a space marked out, sanctuary, temple; cf. Gr. a piece of land marked off, land dedicated to a god: cf. F. t'82mple, from the Latin. Cf. Contemplate.] 1. A place or edifice dedicated to the worship of some deity; as, the temple of Jupiter at Athens, or of Juggernaut in India. "The temple of mighty Mars." Chaucer. 2. (Jewish Antiq.) The edifice erected at Jerusalem for the worship of Jehovah.
Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
3. Hence, among Christians, an edifice erected as a place of public worship; a church.
Can he whose life is a perpetual insult to the authority of God enter with any pleasure a temple consecrated to devotion and sanctified by prayer?
4. Fig.: Any place in which the divine presence specially resides. "The temple of his body." John ii. 21.
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you?
The groves were God's first temples.
Inner Temple, ∧ Middle Temple, two buildings, or ranges of buildings, occupied by two inns of court in London, on the site of a monastic establishment of the Knights Templars, called the Temple.

Temple

Tem"ple , v. t. To build a temple for; to appropriate a temple to; as, to temple a god. [R.] Feltham.

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

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

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

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

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Usage Examples

Anybody who has been seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: 'Ye must have faith.'

The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.

God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.

From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest.

God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple.

The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.

The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.

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Other Usage Examples

God the Father, the supreme Architect, had already built this cosmic home we behold, the most sacred temple of His godhead, by the laws of His mysterious wisdom.

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.

Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love love recompenses the adorers.

Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.

Now people all across America are starting to believe in America again. We are coming back, back to the heights of greatness, back to America's proud role as a temple of justice and a champion of peace.

Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.

Men who care passionately for women attach themselves at least as much to the temple and to the accessories of the cult as to their goddess herself.

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