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Meaning of TEMPLE

Pronunciation:  'tempul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation
  2. [n]  place of worship consisting of an edifice for the worship of a deity
  3. [n]  an edifice devoted to special or exalted purposes
  4. [n]  the flat area on either side of the forehead; "the veins in his temple throbbed"

TEMPLE is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: synagogue, tabernacle
 See Also: building, caput, column, edifice, entablature, feature, head, house of God, house of prayer, house of worship, joss house, lineament, Mormon Tabernacle, pagoda, pantheon, Parthenon, pillar, place of worship, ziggurat, zikkurat, zikurat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tem"ple\, n.
    1. (Mormon Ch.) A building dedicated to the administration of
    2. A local organization of Odd Fellows.
  2. \Tem"ple\, n. [Cf. {Templet}.] (Weaving)
    A contrivence used in a loom for keeping the web stretched
  3. \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.
  4. \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['e]mple, 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.
                                                   --John x. 23.
    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?    --1 Cor. iii.
             The groves were God's first temples.  --Bryant.
    {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.
  5. \Tem"ple\, v. t.
    To build a temple for; to appropriate a temple to; as, to
    temple a god. [R.] --Feltham.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a temple in your dream, represents your spiritual thinking, meditation and growth. It is also symbolic of your physical body and the attention you give it.
Easton Bible Dictionary

first used of the tabernacle, which is called "the temple of the Lord" (1 Sam. 1:9). In the New Testament the word is used figuratively of Christ's human body (John 2:19, 21). Believers are called "the temple of God" (1 Cor. 3:16, 17). The Church is designated "an holy temple in the Lord" (Eph. 2:21). Heaven is also called a temple (Rev. 7:5). We read also of the heathen "temple of the great goddess Diana" (Acts 19:27).

This word is generally used in Scripture of the sacred house erected on the summit of Mount Moriah for the worship of God. It is called "the temple" (1 Kings 6:17); "the temple [R.V., 'house'] of the Lord" (2 Kings 11:10); "thy holy temple" (Ps. 79:1); "the house of the Lord" (2 Chr. 23:5, 12); "the house of the God of Jacob" (Isa. 2:3); "the house of my glory" (60:7); an "house of prayer" (56:7; Matt. 21:13); "an house of sacrifice" (2 Chr. 7:12); "the house of their sanctuary" (2 Chr. 36:17); "the mountain of the Lord's house" (Isa. 2:2); "our holy and our beautiful house" (64:11); "the holy mount" (27:13); "the palace for the Lord God" (1 Chr. 29:1); "the tabernacle of witness" (2 Chr. 24:6); "Zion" (Ps. 74:2; 84:7). Christ calls it "my Father's house" (John 2:16).