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shrine

(shrīn)
n.
1. A place of religious devotion or commemoration, such as:
a. a place where devotion is paid to a deity or deities, as in Shinto.
b. the tomb of a saint or other venerated person.
c. a location where an important event in the life of a holy person is thought to have occurred.
2. A container or receptacle for sacred relics; a reliquary.
3. A site hallowed by association with a revered person or object or with an important event: Independence Hall, shrine of American liberty.
tr.v. shrined, shrin·ing, shrines
To enshrine.

[Middle English, reliquary, shrine, from Old English scrīn, coffer for precious objects, reliquary, from Latin scrīnium, chest or case for books or papers, of unknown origin.]

shrine

(ʃraɪn)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a place of worship hallowed by association with a sacred person or object
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a container for sacred relics
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the tomb of a saint or other holy person
4. a place or site venerated for its association with a famous person or event
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms) RC Church a building, alcove, or shelf arranged as a setting for a statue, picture, or other representation of Christ, the Virgin Mary, or a saint
vb
short for enshrine
[Old English scrīn, from Latin scrīnium bookcase; related to Old Norse skrin, Old High German skrīni]
ˈshrineˌlike adj

shrine

(ʃraɪn)

n., v. shrined, shrin•ing. n.
1. any structure or place consecrated or devoted to some saint, holy person, or deity, as an altar, chapel, church, or the like.
2. a building enclosing the remains or relics of a saint.
3. any place or object hallowed by its history or associations: a historic shrine.
4. a receptacle for sacred relics; a reliquary.
v.t.
5. to enshrine.
[before 1000; Middle English schrine, Old English scrīn (c. Old Frisian, Old Norse skrīn, Old High German scrīni) < Latin scrīnium case for papyrus rolls]

shrine


Past participle: shrined
Gerund: shrining

Imperative
shrine
shrine
Present
I shrine
you shrine
he/she/it shrines
we shrine
you shrine
they shrine
Preterite
I shrined
you shrined
he/she/it shrined
we shrined
you shrined
they shrined
Present Continuous
I am shrining
you are shrining
he/she/it is shrining
we are shrining
you are shrining
they are shrining
Present Perfect
I have shrined
you have shrined
he/she/it has shrined
we have shrined
you have shrined
they have shrined
Past Continuous
I was shrining
you were shrining
he/she/it was shrining
we were shrining
you were shrining
they were shrining
Past Perfect
I had shrined
you had shrined
he/she/it had shrined
we had shrined
you had shrined
they had shrined
Future
I will shrine
you will shrine
he/she/it will shrine
we will shrine
you will shrine
they will shrine
Future Perfect
I will have shrined
you will have shrined
he/she/it will have shrined
we will have shrined
you will have shrined
they will have shrined
Future Continuous
I will be shrining
you will be shrining
he/she/it will be shrining
we will be shrining
you will be shrining
they will be shrining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shrining
you have been shrining
he/she/it has been shrining
we have been shrining
you have been shrining
they have been shrining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shrining
you will have been shrining
he/she/it will have been shrining
we will have been shrining
you will have been shrining
they will have been shrining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shrining
you had been shrining
he/she/it had been shrining
we had been shrining
you had been shrining
they had been shrining
Conditional
I would shrine
you would shrine
he/she/it would shrine
we would shrine
you would shrine
they would shrine
Past Conditional
I would have shrined
you would have shrined
he/she/it would have shrined
we would have shrined
you would have shrined
they would have shrined

shrine

A cabinet or table which contains representations of the Three Jewels. These are a statue, the holy books wrapped in cloth, and a stupa. The shrine also contains offering bowls, pictures of gurus, flowers, lights, statues of other buddhas. In Tibetan Buddhism the shrines are very ornate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shrine - a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or personshrine - a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person
oracle - a shrine where an oracular god is consulted
house of God, house of prayer, house of worship, place of worship - any building where congregations gather for prayer
stupa, tope - a dome-shaped shrine erected by Buddhists
Verb1.shrine - enclose in a shrine; "the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral"
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"

shrine

noun
1. holy place, temple, sanctuary, altar, church, tabernacle, Holy City, place of pilgrimage the holy shrine of Mecca
2. memorial, tribute, cairn, monument a shrine to the dead and the missing
3. vault, crypt, catacomb, sepulchre He was given his ceremonial shave in front of the family shrine.

shrine

noun
A sacred or holy place:
Translations
svatyněhrob světceschránka s ostatky
helligdomskrin
pühapaik
pyhäkköpyhättö
hramsvetište
búcsújáróhelyereklyetartókegyhelyszent hely
helgidómurhelgiskrín
霊廟
사당
aediculadelubrumsacellum
relikvijų skrynia
relikvārijs, relikviju šķirstssvētnīca
hrob svätcaschránka s pozostatkami
oltarskrinjica z relikvijami
helgedom
แท่นบูชา
mabettürbekutsal sandık
đền thờ

shrine

[ʃraɪn] N (Rel) (= tomb) → sepulcro m; (= sacred place) → lugar m sagrado

shrine

[ˈʃraɪn] n
(= place of worship) → lieu m de pèlerinage
(in memory of person)autel m

shrine

nSchrein m; (= sacred place also)Heiligtum nt; (= tomb)Grabstätte f; (= chapel)Grabkapelle f; (= altar)Grabaltar m; to worship at somebody’s shrine (fig inf)jdm zu Füßen liegen

shrine

[ʃraɪn] n (tomb) → sepolcro; (place) → santuario; (reliquary) → reliquiario, teca

shrine

(ʃrain) noun
1. a holy or sacred place. Many people visited the shrine where the saint lay buried.
2. a usually highly-decorated case for holding holy objects.

shrine

ضَرِيح svatyně helligdom Schrein τέμενος santuario pyhäkkö sanctuaire hram sacrario 霊廟 사당 heiligdom helligdom sanktuarium santuário храм helgedom แท่นบูชา mabet đền thờ 神殿
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They all liked Jo immensely, but never fell in love with her, though very few escaped without paying the tribute of a sentimental sigh or two at Amy's shrine.
The vapor of the broiled fish arose like incense from the shrine of a barbarian idol, while the fragrance of the Mocha might have gratified the nostrils of a tutelary Lar, or whatever power has scope over a modern breakfast-table.
Dimmesdale's church, and the young virgins who so idolized their minister, and had made a shrine for him in their white bosoms, which now, by-the-bye, in their hurry and confusion, they would scantly have given themselves time to cover with their kerchiefs.
the chimney jambs and all the bricks inside were very sooty, so that I thought this fire-place made a very appropriate little shrine or chapel for his Congo idol.
Had you descended from the Pequod's try-works to the Pequod's forecastle, where the off duty watch were sleeping, for one single moment you would have almost thought you were standing in some illuminated shrine of canonized kings and counsellors.
Though it was only a foot high, there was a shrine with four snow-white steeples, and the Virgin standing with her child in her arms, and the kings and shepherds and wise men bowing down before him.
More than once I had seen a noble who had gotten his enemy at a disadvantage, stop to pray before cutting his throat; more than once I had seen a noble, after ambushing and despatching his enemy, retire to the nearest wayside shrine and humbly give thanks, without even waiting to rob the body.
Under cover of the general relaxation of singing, votive offerings of respectful sympathy began to make their appearance at her shrine.
All these relics gave to the third storey of Thornfield Hall the aspect of a home of the past: a shrine of memory.
The dim light fell tenderly on the two quiet seated figures; on the little white bed, with the knots of rose-colored ribbon which looped up its curtains, and the bright dress for dinner laid ready across it; on the gayly painted bath, with its pure lining of white enamel; on the toilet-table with its sparkling trinkets, its crystal bottles, its silver bell with Cupid for a handle, its litter of little luxuries that adorn the shrine of a woman's bed-chamber.
Thee Father first they sung Omnipotent, Immutable, Immortal, Infinite, Eternal King; thee Author of all being, Fountain of Light, thy self invisible Amidst the glorious brightness where thou sit'st Thron'd inaccessible, but when thou shad'st The full blaze of thy beams, and through a cloud Drawn round about thee like a radiant Shrine, Dark with excessive bright thy skirts appeer, Yet dazle Heav'n, that brightest Seraphim Approach not, but with both wings veil thir eyes.
It is said he banished his only son from his family for lifting his eyes in the way of affection towards this beauty, who may be worshipped, it seems, at a distance, but is not to be approached with other thoughts than such as we bring to the shrine of the Blessed Virgin.