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shrine

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noun \ˈshrīn, especially Southern ˈsrīn\

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

  1. 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. 2 :  a receptacle (as a tomb) for the dead

  3. 3 :  a place or object hallowed by its associations

Examples of shrine

  1. the shrine of Saint Mary

  2. They erected a shrine to the saint.

  3. tourists visiting the shrines of American independence

  4. The writer's house has become a shrine to his fans.



Origin of shrine

Middle English, from Old English scrīn, from Latin scrinium case, chest


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms


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shrine

transitive verb

Definition of shrine

shrinedshrin·ing



14th Century

First Known Use of shrine

14th century



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