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tabernacle

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noun tab·er·na·cle \ˈta-bər-ˌna-kəl\

Simple Definition of tabernacle

  • : a place of worship that is used by some Christian groups

  • : a box in which the holy bread and wine are kept in a Catholic church

  • the Tabernacle : a small, movable tent that was used as a place of worship by the ancient Israelites

Full Definition of tabernacle

  1. 1a often capitalized :  a tent sanctuary used by the Israelites during the Exodusb archaic :  a dwelling placec archaic :  a temporary shelter :  tent

  2. 2 :  a receptacle for the consecrated elements of the Eucharist; especially :  an ornamental locked box used for reserving the Communion hosts

  3. 3 :  a house of worship; specifically :  a large building or tent used for evangelistic services

tab·er·nac·u·lar play \ˌta-bər-ˈna-kyə-lər\ adjective

Examples of tabernacle

  1. <worshippers gathering at the Baptist tabernacle on a bright Sunday morning>



Origin of tabernacle

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin tabernaculum, from Latin, tent, from taberna hut


First Known Use: 13th century

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tabernacle

intransitive verb tab·er·na·cle

Definition of tabernacle

tab·er·na·cledtab·er·na·cling play \-ˌna-k(ə-)liŋ\

  1. :  to take up temporary residence; especially :  to inhabit a physical body



1653

First Known Use of tabernacle

1653




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