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In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple, where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon and what the whole event was about.
David Amram

Meaning of "temple" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TEMPLE

Old English tempel, from Latin templum; probably related to Latin tempustime, Greek temenos sacred enclosure, literally: a place cut off, from temnein to cut.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TEMPLE

temple  [ˈtɛmpəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TEMPLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Temple is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TEMPLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

temple

Temple

A temple is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities, such as prayer and sacrifice, or analogous rites. A templum constituted a sacred precinct as defined by a priest, or augur. It has the same root as the word "template," a plan in preparation of the building that was marked out on the ground by the augur. Templa also became associated with the dwelling places of a god or gods. Despite the specific set of meanings associated with the religion of the ancient Rome, the word has now become quite widely used to describe a house of worship for any number of religions and is even used for time periods prior to the Romans.

Definition of temple in the English dictionary

The first definition of temple in the dictionary is a building or place dedicated to the worship of a deity or deities. Other definition of temple is a Mormon church. Temple is also any Christian church, esp a large or imposing one.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TEMPLE


ample
ˈæmpəl
counterexample
ˈkaʊntərɪɡˌzɑːmpəl
crimple
ˈkrɪmpəl
crumple
ˈkrʌmpəl
dimple
ˈdɪmpəl
ensample
ɛnˈsɑːmpəl
example
ɪɡˈzɑːmpəl
hippocampal
ˌhɪpəˈkæmpəl
kemple
ˈkempəl
pimple
ˈpɪmpəl
resample
riːˈsɑːmpəl
rimple
ˈrɪmpəl
rumple
ˈrʌmpəl
sample
ˈsɑːmpəl
semple
ˈsempəl
simple
ˈsɪmpəl
stemple
ˈstɛmpəl
subsample
ˈsʌbˌsɑːmpəl
trample
ˈtræmpəl
wimple
ˈwɪmpəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TEMPLE

tempest
tempest in a teapot
tempestive
tempestuous
tempestuously
tempestuousness
tempi
temping
Templar
template
Temple of Artemis
temple-like
templed
templet
tempo
tempo primo
tempolabile
temporal
temporal bone
temporal lobe

WORDS THAT END LIKE TEMPLE

A-sample
B-sample
bedimple
biased sample
blood sample
cample
dumple
fee simple
for example
free sample
frumple
Inner Temple
matched sample
Middle Temple
oversimple
random sample
scrumple
stratified sample
ultrasimple

Synonyms and antonyms of temple in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TEMPLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «temple» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of temple

Translation of «temple» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TEMPLE

Find out the translation of temple to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of temple from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «temple» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

庙宇
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

templo
570 millions of speakers

English

temple
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मंदिर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَعْبَد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

храм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

templo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মন্দির
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

temple
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kuil
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tempel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

寺院
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신전
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Candhi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đền
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கோவில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मंदिर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tapınak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tempio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

świątynia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

храм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

templu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ναός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tempel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tempel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tempel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of temple

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TEMPLE»

The term «temple» is very widely used and occupies the 4.267 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TEMPLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «temple» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «temple» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about temple

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10 QUOTES WITH «TEMPLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word temple.
1
Utkarsh Ambudkar
I didn't go to church, I didn't go to synagogue; I went to temple, Hindu temple, where I prayed to my Hindu gods - whether or not I believe in it is another story.
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David Amram
In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple, where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon and what the whole event was about.
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Tadao Ando
But in Japan, there's nothing like that, since the temple is made of wood. The divine spirit inside the building is eternal, so the enclosure doesn't have to be.
4
Charles Baudelaire
Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.
5
James Beattie
Ah, who can tell how hard it is to climb the steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar?
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William Wells Brown
I would have the Constitution torn in shreds and scattered to the four winds of heaven. Let us destroy the Constitution and build on its ruins the temple of liberty. I have brothers in slavery. I have seen chains placed on their limbs and beheld them captive.
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Chanakya
God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.
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Nick Clooney
America, the temple of invention and industry, doesn't make things anymore.
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Calvin Coolidge
The man who builds a factory builds a temple, that the man who works there worships there, and to each is due, not scorn and blame, but reverence and praise.
10
Jean-Claude Van Damme
God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TEMPLE»

Discover the use of temple in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to temple and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country
Reveals how the Federal Reserve under Paul Volcker engineered changes in America's economy
William Greider, 1989
2
Isaac Newton's Temple of Solomon and his Reconstruction of ...
His main source for this reconstruction was the Book of Ezekiel, but he also used and compared this source with a wide selection of Jewish, Classical and contemporary sources in his search for the truth. The aim of this book is three-fold.
Tessa Morrison, 2010
3
The Temple of Jesus' Body: The Temple Theme in the Gospel of ...
This book is a study of the Johannine Christian response to the fall of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 ce.
Alan Kerr, 2002
4
The Hindu Temple: An Introduction to Its Meaning and Forms
He illustrates his points with a profusion of photographs, building plans, and drawings of architectural details, making the book a useful guide for travelers to Asia as well as an illuminating text for students of architecture, religion, ...
George Michell, 1977
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Bede: On the Temple
Bede states in the first chapter of this work (De Templo) that the building of the tabernacle and the temple signifies one and the same Church of Christ.
Saint Bede (the Venerable), Sean Connolly, Jennifer O'Reilly, 1995
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The Temple of Athena at Assos
Bonna Daix Wescoat presents a complete inventory of the architecture and ornament, proposes a new reconstruction of the building, and situates the Temple within the formative development of monumental architecture in Archaic Greece.
Bonna Daix Wescoat, 2012
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The Outer Temple of Witchcraft: Circles, Spells, and Rituals
The book's twelve lessons, with exercises, rituals, and homework, follow the traditional Wiccan one-year-and-a-day training period.
Christopher Penczak, 2004
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The Temple and the Lodge
Traces the history of Freemasonry from its roots in the Order of the Temple, a medieval chivalric religious order, to its influence on European political thought and on the formation of the U.S
Michael Baigent, 1991
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Hatshepsut's Temple at Deir El Bahari
This work consists of two poems to the god Amon Ra and to the Temple of Deir el Bahari itself, an overview, an introduction, two essays on Hatshepsut and Senmut and conclusions by the author, as well as some published reports written more ...
Frederick Monderson, 2007
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Salvation and Suicide: Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and ...
" --Journal of the American Academy of Religion Re-issued in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the mass suicides at Jonestown, this revised edition of David Chidester's pathbreaking book features a new prologue that considers the ...
David Chidester, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TEMPLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term temple is used in the context of the following news items.
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Satanic Temple unveils goat-headed statue in Detroit
The Satanic Temple unveiled the bronze figure to an estimated 700 attendees at an undisclosed location. The group's initial venue canceled after local religious ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
2
Does Temple University still have a Bill Cosby problem?
For decades, comedian Bill Cosby was the very public face of Temple University, an alumnus promoting the school and its mission. He wore his Temple t-shirt ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
3
Satanic Temple looks to Arkansas as possible statue location in fight …
This 2014 photo provided by The Satanic Temple shows a bronze Baphomet, which depicts Satan as a goat-headed figure surrounded by two children. «Fox News, Jul 15»
4
Suicide attack outside Karnak temple in Egypt's Luxor
Police in Egypt say they have foiled an attempted suicide bomb attack at the Temple of Karnak in Luxor, one of the country's most popular tourist sites. «BBC News, Jun 15»
5
Artist David Best on burning his Londonderry temple
It seems alien - a white, light birch wood temple of curlicues and spires and impossible twirls. It is as if some giant hand plucked up a strange Balinese temple ... «BBC News, Mar 15»
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UConn Women Overcome Slow Start, Rout Temple
Philadelphia, PA 02/01/15 Connecticut Huskies guard Moriah Jefferson (4) pushes the ball up court after grabbing a rebound against Temple at McGonigle Hall ... «Hartford Courant, Feb 15»
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Temple guard trio pours in 54 on way to blowout of No. 10 Kansas
Jesse Morgan added 17 points and keyed a dominant second-half performance from the Owls, who were swallowed up after the game by a sea of Temple fans ... «ESPN, Dec 14»
8
Woman arrested in attack on Satanic Temple display
Officers arrested a Tallahassee woman who they say began to rip apart a Satanic Temple holiday display in the lobby of the Florida Capitol on Tuesday. «Tallahassee.com, Dec 14»
9
Why Bill Cosby's now-severed relationship with Temple University …
The college's television advertisements were ubiquitous in Philadelphia in the early 1990s: Bill Cosby, comedy icon, urging young people to “take the Temple ... «Washington Post, Dec 14»
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Jahlil Okafor scores 16 points as No. 4 Duke beats Temple
4 Duke overcame an off night from the field in coasting to a 74-54 victory over Temple in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday night. «ESPN, Nov 14»

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