temple
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English & Anglo-French; Old English tempel & Anglo-French temple, both from Latin templum space marked out for observation of auguries, temple, small timber; probably akin to Greek temenos sacred precinct, temnein to cut — more at tome Date: before 12th century 1. a building for religious practice: as a. often capitalized either of two successive national sanctuaries in ancient Jerusalem b. a building for Mormon sacred ordinances c. the house of worship of Reform and some Conservative Jewish congregations 2. a local lodge of any of various fraternal orders; also the building housing it 3. a place devoted to a special purpose <
a temple of cuisine
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templed adjective II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *tempula, alteration of Latin tempora (plural) temples Date: 14th century 1. the flattened space on each side of the forehead of some mammals including humans 2. one of the side supports of a pair of glasses jointed to the bows and passing on each side of the head

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  • temple — [ tɑ̃pl ] n. m. • temple de Salomon 1080; lat. templum 1 ♦ (1170) Didact. Édifice public consacré au culte d une divinité. ⇒aussi église, mosquée, pagode, synagogue. « La crainte a élevé des temples » (Valéry). Consacrer; profaner un temple. 2 ♦… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Temple — • The Latin form, templum, from which the English temple is derived, originally signified an uncovered area marked off by boundaries; especially the place marked off by the augurs to be excepted from all profane uses Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • temple — 1. (tan pl ) s. m. 1°   Chez les Romains, lieu découvert d où la vue pouvait s étendre, et consacré par les augures. •   Le sénat ne pouvait s assembler légalement que dans un lieu consacré par les augures, auquel on donnait pour cette raison le… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Temple — bezeichnet: Temple (Paris) ein ehemaliges Ordensgebiet der Templer in Paris und das in diesem Gebiet gelegene 3. Arrondissement von Paris Temple (Métro Paris) eine U Bahn Station in Paris Teile des ehemaligen Ordensgebiets der Templer in London:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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[ e]mple, from the Latin. Cf. {Contemplate}.] 1. A place or edifice dedicated to the worship of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Temple — puede referirse a: Templanza, una virtud. La técnica de pintura denominada pintura al temple. La Orden del Temple, orden medieval de carácter religioso y militar nacida en la primera cruzada. Templado del acero Sir William Temple, estadista y… …   Wikipedia Español

  • temple — sustantivo masculino 1. Carácter o estado de ánimo de una persona: Tienes que tener mucho temple para que no te desanime. Es un hombre de temple optimista. 2. Capacidad de una persona para no perder los nervios o el control en las situaciones… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Temple — Temple, GA U.S. city in Georgia Population (2000): 2383 Housing Units (2000): 956 Land area (2000): 6.764119 sq. miles (17.518986 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.095859 sq. miles (0.248273 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.859978 sq. miles (17.767259 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • templė — templė̃ sf. (4) 1. Rtr, BŽ25, DŽ, NdŽ, OGLI165, KŽ, Pl šaunamojo lanko virvelė, styga: Iš jo (medelio) pasidirbo šaudomą lanką, templę nusivijo iš lokio žarnų rš. Lanko templė padaroma iš standžiai suvytos ir įvaškuotos kanapinės virvės rš.… …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • temple — Temple, m. penac. Est le mesmes que Eglise, AEdes aedis, Templum Duquel mot Latin, le François l a prins. Piller le temple, Fanum spoliare. Un temple où il y avoit lieu à laver les mains, Delubrum. Un temple duquel on n avoit rien osté, Integrum… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • temple — temple1 [tem′pəl] n. [ME < OE tempel & OFr temple, both < L templum, temple, sanctuary, orig., space marked out: for IE base see TEMPER] 1. a) a building for the worship of a divinity or divinities b) anything viewed as the dwelling place… …   English World dictionary

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