Shrine meaning

shrīn
A container or receptacle for sacred relics; a reliquary.
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A place of religious devotion or commemoration, such as:
  • A place where devotion is paid to a deity or deities, as in Shinto.
  • The tomb of a saint or other venerated person.
  • A location where an important event in the life of a holy person is thought to have occurred.
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To enshrine.
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A site hallowed by association with a revered person or object or with an important event.

Independence Hall, shrine of American liberty.

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The definition of a shrine is a holy or sacred place, or a small area or monument dedicated to someone, or a place known as the site of a religious occurrence or a historical event.

An example of a shrine is a monument to Mary, mother of Jesus.

An example of a shrine is The Alamo, site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836.

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Any site or structure used in worship or devotion; esp., an area or a temple or templelike structure used in the worship of one or more deities.
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A holy or sacred place dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, or similar figure of awe and respect, at which said figure is venerated or worshipped.
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A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.
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A place or object hallowed from its history or associations.

A shrine of art.

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To enshrine; to place reverently, as if in a shrine.

Shrined in his sanctuary. "” Milton.

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Origin of shrine

  • Middle English from Old English scrīn box from Latin scrīnium case for books or papers

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English shryne, from Old English scrÄ«n (“reliquary, ark of the covenant"), from Latin scrÄ«nium (“case or chest for books or papers"). Of unknown origin. Compare Old Norse skrín, Old High German skrÄ«ni.

    From Wiktionary