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temple

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noun tem·ple \ˈtem-pəl\

Definition of temple

  1. 1 :  a building for religious practice: asa often capitalized :  either of two successive national sanctuaries in ancient Jerusalemb :  a building for Mormon sacred ordinancesc :  the house of worship of Reform and some Conservative Jewish congregations

  2. 2 :  a local lodge of any of various fraternal orders; also :  the building housing it

  3. 3 :  a place devoted to a special purpose <a temple of cuisine>

templed

play \-pəld\ adjective

Origin and Etymology 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

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temple

noun tem·ple

Definition of temple

  1. 1 :  the flattened space on each side of the forehead of some mammals including humans

  2. 2 :  one of the side supports of a pair of glasses jointed to the bows and passing on each side of the head

Origin and Etymology of temple

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *tempula, alteration of Latin tempora (plural) temples


First Known Use: 14th century


Temple

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biographical name Tem·ple \ˈtem-pəl\

Definition of Temple

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


Temple

biographical name tem·ple

Definition of Temple

  1. Shirley 1928–     Shirley Temple Black Am. actress & diplomat


Temple

biographical name tem·ple

Definition of Temple

  1. Sir William 1628–1699 British statesman


Temple

biographical name tem·ple

Definition of Temple

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


Temple

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geographical name Tem·ple \ˈtem-pəl\

Definition of Temple

  1. city NE cen Texas SSW of Waco pop 66,102



TEMPLE Defined for Kids

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temple

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noun tem·ple \ˈtem-pəl\

Definition of temple for Students

  1. :  a building for worship


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temple

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noun tem·ple

Definition of temple for Students

  1. :  the flattened space on either side of the forehead


Medical Dictionary

temple

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noun tem·ple \ˈtem-pəl\

Medical Definition of temple

  1. 1:  the flattened space on each side of the forehead of some mammals (as humans)

  2. 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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