Hypertext Webster Gateway: "shrine"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Shrine \Shrine\, v. t.
To enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine. ``Shrined
in his sanctuary.'' --Milton.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Shrine \Shrine\ (shr[imac]n), n. [OE. schrin, AS. scr[=i]n, from
L. scrinium a case, chest, box.]
1. A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are
deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.

2. Any sacred place, as an altar, tromb, or the like.

Too weak the sacred shrine guard. --Byron.

3. A place or object hallowed from its history or
associations; as, a shrine of art.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Shrine \Shrine\, n.
Short for

{Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine}, a
secret order professedly originated by one Kalif Alu, a
son-in-law of Mohammed, at Mecca, in the year of the
Hegira 25 (about 646 a. d.) In the modern order,
established in the United States in 1872, only Knights
Templars or thirty-second degree Masons are eligible for
admission, though the order itself is not Masonic.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred
thing or person
v : enclose in a shrine, as of an object for religious purposes
[syn: {enshrine}]

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