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Ryusenji temple in Osaka, Japan.

English

Pronunciation

  • tĕm'p(ə)l, /ˈtemp(ə)l/, /"temp(@)l/
  • Rhymes: -ɛmpəl

Noun

Singular
temple

Plural
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  1. The region of the skull on either side of the forehead.
  2. A building for worship.
    "A temple of Zeus."
  3. (often Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The Jewish temple of Jerusalem, first built by Solomon.
  4. (French), Sometimes used to describe a protestant church in French-speaking nations.
  5. Something regarded as holding religious presence.
  6. Something of importance; something attended to.
    My body is my temple.
  7. (Ophthalmology) Either of the sidepieces on a set of spectacles, extending backwards from the hinge toward the ears and, usually, turning down around them.
  8. (obsolete) a body
Quotations
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  • 1602 : Hamlet by William Shakespeare, act 1 scene 3 lines 11-12-13-14
    For nature crescent does not grow alone
    In thews and bulks, but as this temple waxes,
    The inward service of the mind and soul
    Grows wide withal.

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

temple m. (temples)

  1. A building for worship: temple, church.

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