shrine
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ʃɹaɪ̯n/
Noun

shrine (plural shrines)

  1. A holy or sacred place dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, or similar figure of awe and respect, at which said figure is venerated or worshipped.
  2. A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.
  3. (figuratively) A place or object hallowed from its history or associations.
    a shrine of art
Translations Translations Verb

shrine (shrines, present participle shrining; past and past participle shrined)

  1. To enshrine; to place reverently, as if in a shrine.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 6”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      Shrined in his sanctuary.



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