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Definition of Temple


  1. A building dedicated to the administration of ordinances.
  2. A local organization of Odd Fellows.
  3. A contrivence used in a loom for keeping the web stretched transversely.
  4. The space, on either side of the head, back of the eye and forehead, above the zygomatic arch and in front of the ear.
  5. One of the side bars of a pair of spectacles, jointed to the bows, and passing one on either side of the head to hold the spectacles in place.
  6. A place or edifice dedicated to the worship of some deity; as, the temple of Jupiter at Athens, or of Juggernaut in India.
  7. The edifice erected at Jerusalem for the worship of Jehovah.
  8. Hence, among Christians, an edifice erected as a place of public worship; a church.
  9. Fig.: Any place in which the divine presence specially resides.
  10. To build a temple for; to appropriate a temple to; as, to temple a god.

Temple Quotations

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Khalil Gibran

God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
Khalil Gibran

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
Benjamin Franklin
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Temple Translations

temple in Afrikaans is tempel
temple in Dutch is slaap
temple in French is tempe, temple
temple in German is Tempel
temple in Italian is tempia
temple in Latin is templum
temple in Portuguese is fontes
temple in Spanish is sien, templo
temple in Swedish is tinning, tempel
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