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Meaning of SHRINE

Pronunciation:  shrIn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person
  2. [v]  enclose in a shrine, as of an object for religious purposes

SHRINE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: enshrine
 See Also: enclose, house of God, house of prayer, house of worship, inclose, oracle, place of worship, shut in



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Shrine\, 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.
  2. \Shrine\ (shr[imac]n), n. [OE. schrin, AS. scr[=i]n, from
    L. scrinium a case, chest, box.]
    1. A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are
       deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.
    2. Any sacred place, as an altar, tromb, or the like.
             Too weak the sacred shrine guard.     --Byron.
    3. A place or object hallowed from its history or
       associations; as, a shrine of art.
  3. \Shrine\, v. t.
    To enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine. ``Shrined
    in his sanctuary.'' --Milton.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or making a shrine in your dream indicates that you are putting too much of your energy into one element of your life.