Definition of Shrine

1. Noun. A place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person.

Specialized synonyms: Caaba, Kaaba
Specialized synonyms: Oracle, Stupa, Tope
Generic synonyms: House Of God, House Of Prayer, House Of Worship, Place Of Worship

2. Verb. Enclose in a shrine. "The saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral"
Exact synonyms: Enshrine
Generic synonyms: Close In, Enclose, Inclose, Shut In

Definition of Shrine

1. n. A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.

2. v. t. To enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine.

3. n. Short for Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, a secret order professedly originated by one Kalif Alu, a son-in-law of Mohammed, at Mecca, in the year of the Hegira 25 (about 646 a. d.) In the modern order, established in the United States in 1872, only Knights Templars or thirty-second degree Masons are eligible for admission, though the order itself is not Masonic.

Definition of Shrine

1. Noun. A holy or sacred place, which is dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, or similar figure of awe and respect, at which said figure is venerated or worshipped. ¹

2. Verb. To enshrine; to place reverently, as if in a shrine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shrine

1. to place in a shrine (a receptacle for sacred relics) [v SHRINED, SHRINING, SHRINES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shrine

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Literary usage of Shrine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The present shrine is of twelfth- century work and is very well preserved ... The early history of the shrine is lost in the legends of the seventh century. ..."

2. The Oxford Reformers by Frederic Seebohm (1896)
"ERASMUS VISITS THE shrine OF OUR LADY OP WALSINGHAM (1513). AD-1£' While Sir Arthur Plantagenet aud Queen Katherine were going on pilgrimage to the shrine ..."

3. The Chronicle of Jocelin of Brakelond by Jocelin, Ernest Clarke (1907)
"CHAPTER XIV THE shrine OF ST. EDMUND IN the year of grace one thousand one hundred ... There was a wooden platform between the shrine and the high altar, ..."

4. Familiar Allusions: A Hand-book of Miscellaneous Information Including the by William Adolphus Wheeler, Charles Gardner Wheeler (1894)
"It was even more frequented than the shrine of St. Thomas à Becket at Canterbury. ... shrine of St. Cuthbert. This shrine at the Cathedral of Durham, ..."

5. Familiar Allusions: A Hand-book of Miscellaneous Information, Including the by William Adolphus Wheeler, Charles Gardner Wheeler (1882)
"It was even more frequented than the shrine of St. Thomas a Becket at Canterbury. ... shrine of St. Cuthbert. This shrine at the Cathedral of Durham, ..."

6. Ancient Rome in the Light of Recent Discoveries by Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani (1891)
"In the very centre of the cloisters we came upon the foundations of an octagonal shrine, purposely and deliberately destroyed to the level of the ground. ..."

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