Shrine

  • 1 shrine — [ʃraın] n [: Old English; Origin: scrin, from Latin scrinium case, box ] 1.) a place that is connected with a holy event or holy person, and that people visit to pray shrine of/to ▪ his pilgrimage to the shrine of St John 2.) a place that people… …

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Any sacred place, as an altar, tromb …

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  • 3 Shrine — Shrine, v. t. To enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine. Shrined in his sanctuary. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 shrine — (n.) O.E. scrin ark of the covenant, case for relics, from L. scrinium case or box for keeping papers, of unknown origin. A Shriner (1884) is a member of the Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (est. 1872) …

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  • 5 shrine — index monument, reminder Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 shrine — [ ʃraın ] noun count 1. ) a religious place built to remember a particular holy person or event a ) a place that you respect because it is related to a person, activity, or event that you admire 2. ) a container for holding religious RELICS such… …

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  • 7 shrine — [n] tribute to a god, idol, or spirit altar, chapel, church, enshrinement, grave, hallowed place, holy place, mausoleum, reliquary, sacred place, sanctorium, sanctuary, sanctum, sepulcher, temple; concepts 368,439,448 …

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  • 8 shrine — ► NOUN 1) a place regarded as holy because of its associations with a divinity or a sacred person. 2) a casket containing sacred relics; a reliquary. 3) a niche or enclosure containing a religious statue or other object. ► VERB literary ▪… …

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  • 9 shrine — [shrīn] n. [ME schrin < OE scrin < L scrinium, chest, box, orig., a round container < IE * (s)krei < base * (s)ker , to turn: see SHRINK] 1. a) RELIQUARY b) a niche or other setting for a statue, picture, or other object arousing or… …

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  • 10 Shrine — A shrine, from the Latin scrinium (‘box’; also used as a desk, like the French bureau ) was originally a container, usually made of precious materials, used especially for a relic and often a cult image. By extension it has come to mean a holy or …

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  • 11 shrine — n. 1) to consecrate; create, establish a shrine 2) to desecrate a shrine 3) a sacred shrine 4) a shrine to 5) at a shrine (to pray at a shrine) * * * [ʃraɪn] create establish a shrine a sacred shrine a shrine to to consecrate to desecrate a shri …

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  • 12 shrine — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ hallowed, holy, religious, sacred ▪ This shrine is sacred to the Hindu god Vishnu. ▪ Buddhist, Catholic, Muslim …

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  • 13 shrine — en·shrine; en·shrine·ment; in·shrine; un·shrine; shrine; …

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  • 14 shrine — shrineless, adj. shrinelike, adj. /shruyn/, n., v., shrined, shrining. n. 1. a building or other shelter, often of a stately or sumptuous character, enclosing the remains or relics of a saint or other holy person and forming an object of… …

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  • 15 shrine — [[t]ʃra͟ɪn[/t]] shrines 1) N COUNT A shrine is a place of worship which is associated with a particular holy person or object. ...the holy shrine of Mecca. 2) N COUNT A shrine is a place that people visit and treat with respect because it is… …

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  • 16 Shrine '69 — Infobox Album Name = Shrine 69 Type = Live Album Artist = Fleetwood Mac Released = 1999 Recorded = January 25, 1969 Genre = Blues rock Length = Label = Rykodisc Producer = Reviews = Last album = This album = Next album = Shrine 69 is a live album …

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  • 17 shrine — noun 1) the shrine of St. James Syn: holy place, temple, church, chapel, tabernacle, sanctuary, sanctum 2) a shrine to the Beatles Syn: memorial, monument …

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  • 18 shrine — UK [ʃraɪn] / US noun [countable] Word forms shrine : singular shrine plural shrines 1) a) a religious place built to remember a particular holy person or event b) a place that you respect because it is related to a person, activity, or event that …

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  • 19 Shrine — Orig. a box or chest; also a *reliquary with a tomb or special box like container. Harold Godwineson is to be seen on the *Bayeux tapestry swearing an oath to William, duke of Normandy, with his hand on just such a reliquary. Later a shrine… …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 20 shrine — Philippine English Memorials , as in Mount Samat Shrine on the Bataan Peninsula …

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