Temple



noun
1.
an edifice or place dedicated to the service or worship of a deity or deities.
2.
(usually initial capital letter) any of the three successive houses of worship in Jerusalem in use by the Jews in Biblical times, the first built by Solomon, the second by Zerubbabel, and the third by Herod.
3.
a synagogue, usually a Reform or Conservative one.
4.
an edifice erected as a place of public worship; a church, especially a large or imposing one.
5.
any place or object in which God dwells, as the body of a Christian. I Cor. 6:19.
6.
(in France) a Protestant church.
7.
(in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) a building devoted to administering sacred ordinances, principally that of eternal marriage.
8.
a building, usually large or pretentious, devoted to some public use:
a temple of music.
9.
(initial capital letter) either of two establishments of the medieval Templars, one in London and the other in Paris.
10.
(initial capital letter) either of two groups of buildings ((Inner Temple) and (Middle Temple)) on the site of the Templars’ former establishment in London, occupied by two of the Inns of Court.
11.
a building used by the Templars in the U.S.
12.
a building used by any of various fraternal orders.
noun
1.
Anatomy. the flattened region on either side of the forehead in human beings.
2.
Zoology. a corresponding region in certain animals.
3.
Ophthalmology. either of the sidepieces of a pair of eyeglasses extending back above and often around the ears.
noun
1.
a device in a loom for keeping the cloth stretched to the proper width during the weaving.
noun
1.
Shirley (Shirley Temple Black) 1928–2014, U.S. film actress, famous for child roles during the 1930s, and diplomat.
2.
Sir William, 1628–99, English essayist and diplomat.
3.
a city in central Texas.
noun
1.
a building or place dedicated to the worship of a deity or deities
2.
a Mormon church
3.
(US) another name for a synagogue
4.
any Christian church, esp a large or imposing one
5.
any place or object regarded as a shrine where God makes himself present, esp the body of a person who has been sanctified or saved by grace
6.
a building regarded as the focus of an activity, interest, or practice: a temple of the arts
noun
1.
the region on each side of the head in front of the ear and above the cheek bone related adjective temporal
noun
1.
the part of a loom that keeps the cloth being woven stretched to the correct width
noun
1.
either of two buildings in London and Paris that belonged to the Templars. The one in London now houses two of the chief law societies
2.
any of three buildings or groups of buildings erected by the Jews in ancient Jerusalem for the worship of Jehovah
noun
1.
Shirley, married name Shirley Temple Black. born 1928, US film actress and politician. Her films as a child star include Little Miss Marker (1934), Wee Willie Winkie (1937), and Heidi (1937). She was US ambassador to Ghana (1974–76) and to Czechoslovakia (1989–92)
2.
Sir William. 1628–99, English diplomat and essayist. He negotiated the Triple Alliance (1668) and the marriage of William of Orange to Mary II
3.
William. 1881–1944, English prelate and advocate of social reform; archbishop of Canterbury (1942–44)

temple tem·ple (těm’pəl)
n.

The flat region on either side of the forehead.

Either of the sidepieces of a frame for eyeglasses that extends along the temple and over the ear.

Temple definition

The central place of worship for the Israelites. The first Temple was built in Jerusalem by King Solomon. The stone tablets received by Moses on Mount Sinai — tablets on which the Ten Commandments were written — were kept in the central chamber of Solomon’s Temple. Solomon’s Temple was later destroyed, as were two succeeding temples built on the site.

Note: A wall remaining from the temples, known as the Western Wall, is one of the most sacred places for Jews today.

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).

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