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SHRINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shrine mean? 

SHRINE (noun)
  The noun SHRINE has 1 sense:

1. a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person

  Familiarity information: SHRINE used as a noun is very rare.


SHRINE (verb)
  The verb SHRINE has 1 sense:

1. enclose in a shrine

  Familiarity information: SHRINE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHRINE (noun)


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Meaning:

A place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("shrine" is a kind of...):

house of God; house of prayer; house of worship; place of worship (any building where congregations gather for prayer)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shrine"):

oracle (a shrine where an oracular god is consulted)

stupa; tope (a dome-shaped shrine erected by Buddhists)

Instance hyponyms:

Caaba; Kaaba ((Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine; believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham; Muslims turn in its direction when praying)


SHRINE (verb)


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Meaning:

Enclose in a shrine

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

enshrine; shrine

Context example:

the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral

Hypernyms (to "shrine" is one way to...):

close in; enclose; inclose; shut in (surround completely)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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