Simple Definition of shrine
: a place connected with a holy person or event where people go to worship
: a place that people visit because it is connected with someone or something that is important to them
Full Definition of shrine
1a : a case, box, or receptacle; especially : one in which sacred relics (as the bones of a saint) are depositedb : a place in which devotion is paid to a saint or deity : sanctuaryc : a niche containing a religious image
2 : a receptacle (as a tomb) for the dead
3 : a place or object hallowed by its associations
Examples of shrine in a sentence
the shrine of Saint Mary
They erected a shrine to the saint.
tourists visiting the shrines of American independence
The writer's house has become a shrine to his fans.
Origin and Etymology of shrine
Middle English, from Old English scrīn, from Latin scrinium case, chest
First Known Use: before 12th century
Definition of shrine
First Known Use of shrine
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Definition of shrine for Students
1 : a case or box for sacred relics (as the bones of saints)
2 : a place where people go to worship because of its connection to a holy person or event
3 : a place that is considered sacred or regarded with great respect <The Lincoln Memorial is a shrine to all lovers of freedom.>
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