Tabernacle meaning

tăbər-năkəl
The definition of a tabernacle is a place of worship.

An example of a tabernacle is a church.

An example of a tabernacle is the body of a person including their soul.

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To dwell temporarily.
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(bible) The portable sanctuary in which the Jews housed the Ark of the Covenant during their years in the desert.
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(bible) The portable sanctuary in which the Jews housed the Ark of the Covenant during their years in the desert.
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(eccles.) A cabinetlike enclosure for consecrated Hosts, usually at the center of an altar.
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A sukkah, the booth or 'tabernacle' used during the Jewish Feast of Sukkot.
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The human body considered as the dwelling place of the soul.
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Any temporary dwelling, a hut, tent, booth.
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(biblical) The portable tent used before the construction of the temple, where the shekinah (presence of God) was believed to dwell.
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(by extension) The Jewish Temple at Jerusalem (as continuing the functions of the earlier tabernacle).
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Any portable shrine used in heathen or idolatrous worship.
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A small ornamented cupboard or box used for the reserved sacrament of the Eucharist, normally located in an especially prominent place in a Roman Catholic church.
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(US) A temporary place of worship, especially a tent, for a tent meeting, as with a venue for revival meetings.
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(figuratively) Any abode or dwelling place, or especially the human body as the temporary dwelling place of the soul, or life.
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(nautical) A hinged device allowing for the easy folding of a mast 90 degrees from perpendicular, as for transporting the boat on a trailer, or passing under a bridge.
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A case on the altar of a church that contains the consecrated host and wine for the Eucharist.
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The portable place of worship in which the Jews carried the Ark of the Covenant described in the book of Exodus.
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A case or box on a church altar containing the consecrated host and wine of the Eucharist.
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A place of worship.
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A niche for a statue or relic.
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(nautical) A boxlike support in which the heel of a mast is stepped.
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A case or box on a church altar containing the consecrated host and wine of the Eucharist.
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A place of worship.
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A niche for a statue or relic.
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(nautical) A boxlike support in which the heel of a mast is stepped.
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A shrine, niche, etc. with a canopy.
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A place of worship, esp. one with a large seating capacity.
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(proper) The portable sanctuary carried by the Jews during the Exodus: Ex. 25, 26, 27
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To place in or as in a tabernacle.
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(by extension) Any house of worship; used especially of Mormon churches.
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Origin of tabernacle

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin tabernāculum from Latin tent diminutive of taberna hut tavern

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

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin tabernāculum from Latin tent diminutive of taberna hut tavern

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

  • Middle English from the 14th century, from Old French, from Latin tabernaculum (“tent, booth, shed"), the diminutive of taberna (“hut, shed")

    From Wiktionary