Temple


Temple
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 some deity; as, the temple of Jupiter at Athens, or of Juggernaut in India. ``The temple of mighty Mars.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. (Jewish Antiq.) The edifice erected at Jerusalem for the worship of Jehovah. [1913 Webster]

Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. --John x. 23. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, among Christians, an edifice erected as a place of public worship; a church. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. Fig.: Any place in which the divine presence specially resides. ``The temple of his body.'' --John ii. 21. [1913 Webster]

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you? --1 Cor. iii. 16. [1913 Webster]

The groves were God's first temples. --Bryant. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mormon Ch.) A building dedicated to the administration of ordinances. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

6. A local organization of Odd Fellows. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Inner Temple}, and {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. [1913 Webster]


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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

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  • 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

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