shrine Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person
  2. verb enclose in a shrine
    • the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral


Shrine noun
OE. schrin, AS. scrin, 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.
Shrine transitive verb
  1. To enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine. "Shrined in his sanctuary." Milton.

Webster 1913