Temple

Definition of Temple

Tem´ple
n.1.(Weaving) A contrivence used in a loom for keeping the web stretched transversely.
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.
1.A place or edifice dedicated to the worship of some deity; as, the temple of Jupiter at Athens, or of Juggernaut in India.
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?
- Buckminster.
4.Fig.: Any place in which the divine presence specially resides.
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you?
- 1 Cor. iii. 16.
The groves were God's first temples.
- Bryant.
5.(Mormon Ch.) A building dedicated to the administration of ordinances.
6.A local organization of Odd Fellows.
Inner 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.
v. t.1.To build a temple for; to appropriate a temple to; as, to temple a god.

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