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English noun: temple

1. temple (artifact) place of worship consisting of an edifice for the worship of a deity


Broader (hypernym)house of God, house of prayer, house of worship, place of worship


Narrower (hyponym)joss house, pagoda, pantheon


Instance hyponymArtemision at Ephesus, Mormon Tabernacle, Parthenon, Tabernacle, Temple of Artemis

2. temple (body) the flat area on either side of the forehead


SamplesThe veins in his temple throbbed.


Broader (hypernym)feature, lineament


Part meronymcaput, head

3. temple (artifact) an edifice devoted to special or exalted purposes


Broader (hypernym)building, edifice


Narrower (hyponym)ziggurat, zikkurat, zikurat


Part holonymcolumn, entablature, pillar

4. temple (artifact) (Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation


Synonymssynagogue, tabernacle


Broader (hypernym)house of God, house of prayer, house of worship, place of worship


Instance hyponymTemple of Jerusalem, Temple of Solomon


Domain categoryJudaism









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