shrine [n] tribute to a god, idol, or spirit altar, chapel, church, enshrinement, grave, hallowed place, holy place, mausoleum, reliquary, sacred place, sanctorium, sanctuary, sanctum, sepulcher, temple; concepts 368,439,448

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  • shrine — [ʃraın] n [: Old English; Origin: scrin, from Latin scrinium case, box ] 1.) a place that is connected with a holy event or holy person, and that people visit to pray shrine of/to ▪ his pilgrimage to the shrine of St John 2.) a place that people… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Shrine — (shr[imac]n), n. [OE. schrin, AS. scr[=i]n, from L. scrinium a case, chest, box.] 1. A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint. [1913 Webster] 2. Any sacred place, as an altar, tromb …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shrine — Shrine, v. t. To enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine. Shrined in his sanctuary. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shrine — (n.) O.E. scrin ark of the covenant, case for relics, from L. scrinium case or box for keeping papers, of unknown origin. A Shriner (1884) is a member of the Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (est. 1872) …   Etymology dictionary

  • shrine — index monument, reminder Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • shrine — [ ʃraın ] noun count 1. ) a religious place built to remember a particular holy person or event a ) a place that you respect because it is related to a person, activity, or event that you admire 2. ) a container for holding religious RELICS such… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shrine — ► NOUN 1) a place regarded as holy because of its associations with a divinity or a sacred person. 2) a casket containing sacred relics; a reliquary. 3) a niche or enclosure containing a religious statue or other object. ► VERB literary ▪… …   English terms dictionary

  • shrine — [shrīn] n. [ME schrin < OE scrin < L scrinium, chest, box, orig., a round container < IE * (s)krei < base * (s)ker , to turn: see SHRINK] 1. a) RELIQUARY b) a niche or other setting for a statue, picture, or other object arousing or… …   English World dictionary

  • Shrine — A shrine, from the Latin scrinium (‘box’; also used as a desk, like the French bureau ) was originally a container, usually made of precious materials, used especially for a relic and often a cult image. By extension it has come to mean a holy or …   Wikipedia

  • shrine — n. 1) to consecrate; create, establish a shrine 2) to desecrate a shrine 3) a sacred shrine 4) a shrine to 5) at a shrine (to pray at a shrine) * * * [ʃraɪn] create establish a shrine a sacred shrine a shrine to to consecrate to desecrate a shri …   Combinatory dictionary

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