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1temple

noun tem·ple \ˈtem-pəl\

Definition of TEMPLE

1
:  a building for religious practice: as
a often capitalized :  either of two successive national sanctuaries in ancient Jerusalem
b :  a building for Mormon sacred ordinances
c :  the house of worship of Reform and some Conservative Jewish congregations
2
:  a local lodge of any of various fraternal orders; also :  the building housing it
3
:  a place devoted to a special purpose <a temple of cuisine>
tem·pled \-pəld\ adjective

Origin of TEMPLE

Middle English, from Old English & Anglo-French; Old English tempel & Anglo-French temple, both from Latin templum space marked out for observation of auguries, temple, small timber; probably akin to Greek temenos sacred precinct, temnein to cut — more at tome
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Jewish Religion Terms

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

2temple

noun

Definition of TEMPLE

1
:  the flattened space on each side of the forehead of some mammals including humans
2
:  one of the side supports of a pair of glasses jointed to the bows and passing on each side of the head

Origin of TEMPLE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *tempula, alteration of Latin tempora (plural) temples
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Temple

biographical name Tem·ple \ˈtem-pəl\

Definition of TEMPLE

Frederick 1821–1902 archbishop of Canterbury (1896–1902)

Temple

biographical name

Definition of TEMPLE

Shirley 1928– Shirley Temple Black Am. actress & diplomat

Temple

biographical name

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Sir William 1628–1699 British statesman

Temple

biographical name

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William 1881–1944 son of Frederick archbishop of Canterbury (1942–44)

Temple

geographical name Tem·ple \ˈtem-pəl\

Definition of TEMPLE

city NE cen Texas SSW of Waco pop 66,102

temple

noun tem·ple \ˈtem-pəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TEMPLE

1
:  the flattened space on each side of the forehead of some mammals (as humans)
2
:  one of the side supports of a pair of glasses jointed to the bows and passing on each side of the head

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