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1tabernacle

noun tab·er·na·cle \ˈta-bər-ˌna-kəl\

: 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
a often capitalized :  a tent sanctuary used by the Israelites during the Exodus
b archaic :  a dwelling place
c archaic :  a temporary shelter :  tent
2
:  a receptacle for the consecrated elements of the Eucharist; especially :  an ornamental locked box used for reserving the Communion hosts
3
:  a house of worship; specifically :  a large building or tent used for evangelistic services
tab·er·nac·u·lar \ˌta-bər-ˈna-kyə-lər\ adjective
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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

Related to TABERNACLE

Other Jewish Religion Terms

Talmud, Zion, challah, dybbuk, kosher, tetragrammaton, yarmulke

Rhymes with TABERNACLE

2tabernacle

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

Definition of TABERNACLE

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

First Known Use of TABERNACLE

1653

Rhymes with TABERNACLE

TABERNACLING Defined for Kids

tabernacle

noun tab·er·na·cle \ˈta-bər-ˌna-kəl\

Definition of TABERNACLE for Kids

1
:  a place of worship
2
often cap :  a tent used as a place of worship by the ancient Israelites during their wanderings in the wilderness with Moses

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