tem·ple /ˈtɛmpəl/ 名詞
Tem·ple v. t. To build a temple for; to appropriate a temple to; as, to temple a god. [R.]
Tem·ple n. Weaving A contrivence used in a loom for keeping the web stretched transversely.
1. Anat. The space, on either side of the head, back of the eye and forehead, above the zygomatic arch and in front of the ear.
2. 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.
1. A place or edifice dedicated to the worship of some deity; as, the temple of Jupiter at Athens, or of Juggernaut in India. “The temple of mighty Mars.”
2. Jewish Antiq. The edifice erected at Jerusalem for the worship of Jehovah.
Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. --John x. 23.
3. Hence, among Christians, an edifice erected as a place of public worship; a church.
Can he whose life is a perpetual insult to the authority of God enter with any pleasure a temple consecrated to devotion and sanctified by prayer? --Buckminster.
4. Fig.: Any place in which the divine presence specially resides. “The temple of his body.”
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you? --1 Cor. iii. 16.
The groves were God's first temples. --Bryant.
5. Mormon Ch. A building dedicated to the administration of ordinances.
6. A local organization of Odd Fellows.
Inner Temple, and Middle Temple, two buildings, or ranges of buildings, occupied by two inns of court in London, on the site of a monastic establishment of the Knights Templars, called the Temple.
n 1: place of worship consisting of an edifice for the worship of
2: the flat area on either side of the forehead; "the veins in
his temple throbbed"
3: an edifice devoted to special or exalted purposes
4: (Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation
[syn: synagogue, tabernacle]
first used of the tabernacle, which is called "the temple of the
Lord" (1 Sam. 1:9). In the New Testament the word is used
figuratively of Christ's human body (John 2:19, 21). Believers
are called "the temple of God" (1 Cor. 3:16, 17). The Church is
designated "an holy temple in the Lord" (Eph. 2:21). Heaven is
also called a temple (Rev. 7:5). We read also of the heathen
"temple of the great goddess Diana" (Acts 19:27).
This word is generally used in Scripture of the sacred house
erected on the summit of Mount Moriah for the worship of God. It
is called "the temple" (1 Kings 6:17); "the temple [R.V.,
'house'] of the Lord" (2 Kings 11:10); "thy holy temple" (Ps.
79:1); "the house of the Lord" (2 Chr. 23:5, 12); "the house of
the God of Jacob" (Isa. 2:3); "the house of my glory" (60:7); an
"house of prayer" (56:7; Matt. 21:13); "an house of sacrifice"
(2 Chr. 7:12); "the house of their sanctuary" (2 Chr. 36:17);
"the mountain of the Lord's house" (Isa. 2:2); "our holy and our
beautiful house" (64:11); "the holy mount" (27:13); "the palace
for the Lord God" (1 Chr. 29:1); "the tabernacle of witness" (2
Chr. 24:6); "Zion" (Ps. 74:2; 84:7). Christ calls it "my
Father's house" (John 2:16).