This synagogue is a temple.
- The definition of a temple is the flat area on the side of the head, in front of each ear.
An example of the temple is the area to rub when someone has a tension headache.
- Temple is defined as a place where people worship.
An example of a temple is a synagogue.
- a building for the worship of a divinity or divinities
- anything viewed as the dwelling place of God or a divinity
- [T-] any of the Jewish sacred edifices for worshiping Jehovah, successively built in ancient Jerusalem
- a synagogue, esp. of a Reform or Conservative congregation
- a church
- [T-] either of two sets (Inner Temple and Middle Temple) of London buildings housing two of England's four principal law societies: their site was formerly occupied by the London branch of the Knights Templars
- a building, usually of imposing size, etc., serving the public or an organization in some special way: a temple of art, a Masonic temple
Origin of templeMiddle English from Old English tempel and Old French temple, both from Classical Latin templum, temple, sanctuary, origin, originally , space marked out: for Indo-European base see temper
- either of the flat surfaces alongside the forehead, in front of each ear
- either of the sidepieces of a pair of glasses that fit across the temples and over the ears
Origin of templeOld French from Vulgar Latin tempula, altered from Classical Latin tempora, the temples, plural of tempus, akin to tempus, time (in reference to pulse): see temper
Origin of templeLate Middle English from MFr: see template
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- a. A building dedicated to religious ceremonies or worship.b. Temple Either of two successive buildings in ancient Jerusalem serving as the primary center for Jewish worship.c. Judaism A synagogue, especially of a Reform congregation.d. Mormon Church A building in which the sacred ordinances are administered.
- Something regarded as having within it a divine presence.
- A building used for meetings by any of several fraternal orders, such as the Freemasons.
- A building reserved for a highly valued function: the library, a temple of learning.
- Temple Either of two groups of buildings in London, the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple, that house two of the four Inns of Court and that occupy the site of a complex used by the medieval Knights Templars.
Origin of templeMiddle English from Old English tempel from Latin templum ; see tem- in Indo-European roots.
- The flat region on either side of the forehead.
- Either of the sidepieces of a frame for eyeglasses that extends along the temple and over the ear.
Origin of templeMiddle English from Old French from Vulgar Latin tempula from Latin tempora pl. of tempus temple of the head
Origin of templeMiddle English tempille from Old French temple possibly from Latin templum small piece of timber ; see tem- in Indo-European roots.
- A building for worship.
- The temple of Zeus was very large.
- (often capitalized) The Jewish temple of Jerusalem, first built by Solomon.
- Something regarded as holding religious presence.
- Something of importance; something attended to.
- My body is my temple.
- Hands held together with forefingers outstretched and touching pad to pad, with the rest of the fingers clasped.
(third-person singular simple present temples, present participle templing, simple past and past participle templed)
- To build a temple for; to appropriate a temple to.
- to temple a god
From Middle English temple, from Old English templ, from Latin templum (“shrine, temple, area for auspices").
- (anatomy) The slightly flatter region, on either side of the head, back of the eye and forehead, above the zygomatic arch and in front of the ear.
- (ophthalmology) Either of the sidepieces on a set of spectacles, extending backwards from the hinge toward the ears and, usually, turning down around them.
From Middle English temple, from Old French temple, from Latin tempora (“the temples"), plural of tempus (“temple, head, face") (see "temporal bone")
- (weaving) A contrivance used in a loom for keeping the web stretched transversely.