Definition of Temple

1. Noun. Place of worship consisting of an edifice for the worship of a deity.




2. Noun. The flat area on either side of the forehead. "The veins in his temple throbbed"
Group relationships: Caput, Head
Generic synonyms: Feature, Lineament

3. Noun. An edifice devoted to special or exalted purposes.
Generic synonyms: Building, Edifice
Terms within: Column, Pillar, Entablature
Specialized synonyms: Ziggurat, Zikkurat, Zikurat

4. Noun. (Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation.
Exact synonyms: Synagogue, Tabernacle
Generic synonyms: House Of God, House Of Prayer, House Of Worship, Place Of Worship
Specialized synonyms: Temple Of Jerusalem, Temple Of Solomon
Category relationships: Judaism

Definition of Temple

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

2. 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.

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

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

5. n. A building dedicated to the administration of ordinances.

Definition of Temple

1. Noun. A building for worship. ¹

2. Noun. (often capitalized) The Jewish temple of Jerusalem, first built by Solomon. ¹

3. Noun. Something regarded as holding religious presence. ¹

4. Noun. Something of importance; something attended to. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) a body ¹

6. Noun. Hands held together with forefingers outstretched and touching pad to pad, with the rest of the fingers clasped. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To build a temple for; to appropriate a temple to. ¹

8. Noun. (anatomy) The slightly flatter region, on either side of the head, back of the eye and forehead, above the zygomatic arch and in front of the ear. ¹

9. Noun. (ophthalmology) Either of the sidepieces on a set of spectacles, extending backwards from the hinge toward the ears and, usually, turning down around them. ¹

10. Noun. (weaving) A contrivance used in a loom for keeping the web stretched transversely. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Temple

1. a house of worship [n -S] : TEMPLED [adj]

Medical Definition of Temple

1. 1. 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. Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Temple

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

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The Tractarian movement was in its last phase of ritualism, and temple handled ritualists ... A change of politics led to the recall of temple in 1671, who, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The Tractarian movement was in its last phase of ritualism, and temple handled ritualists ... A change of politics led to the recall of temple in 1671, who, ..."

3. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"temple moved away nimbly. — Do you know what limbo is ? — he cried.— Do you know what we call a notion like that in Roscom- mon? ..."

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