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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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At night his antelope skin was spread where the darkness overtook him--sometimes in a Sunnyasi monastery by the roadside; sometimes by a mud-pillar shrine of Kala Pir, where the Jogis, who are another misty division of holy men, would receive him as they do those who know what castes and divisions are worth; sometimes on the outskirts of a little Hindu village, where the children would steal up with the food their parents had prepared; and sometimes on the pitch of the bare grazing- grounds, where the flame of his stick fire waked the drowsy camels.
At that date, the Mohammedan conqueror, Mahmoud of Ghizni, crossed India; seized on the holy city of Somnauth; and stripped of its treasures the famous temple, which had stood for centuries--the shrine of Hindoo pilgrimage, and the wonder of the Eastern world.
No rays from the holy heaven come down On the long night-time of that town; But light from out the lurid sea Streams up the turrets silently - Gleams up the pinnacles far and free - Up domes - up spires - up kingly halls - Up fanes - up Babylon-like walls - Up shadowy long-forgotten bowers Of scultured ivy and stone flowers - Up many and many a marvellous shrine Whose wreathed friezes intertwine The viol, the violet, and the vine.
A CROW caught in a snare prayed to Apollo to release him, making a vow to offer some frankincense at his shrine.
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.
Carrying a staff in his hand, and begging for food and shelter by the road, he took his way to the shrine of some saint.
He rose with the sun and went forth to pray at the shrine of Hastur, the god of shepherds, who heard and was pleased.
To the Chinese such commonplace things as marriage, friendship, and home have an infinitely deeper meaning than can be attached to them by civilisation which practically lives abroad, in the hotels and restaurants and open houses of others, where there is no sanctity of the life within, no shrine set apart for the hidden family re-union, and the cult of the ancestral spirit.
In imagination she already pictured herself by Theodosia's side, dressed in coarse rags, walking with a staff, a wallet on her back, along the dusty road, directing her wanderings from one saint's shrine to another, free from envy, earthly love, or desire, and reaching at last the place where there is no more sorrow or sighing, but eternal joy and bliss.
He looked upon the little room where Owen worked as a sacred shrine.
Every three or four hundred yards, it seemed to me, we came upon the shrine of some saint or other--a rude picture of him built into a huge cross or a stone pillar by the road-side.
and men will lay up for her (3) many offerings in her shrines.