shrine Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person
verb enclose in a shrine
- the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral
A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.
Any sacred place, as an altar, tromb, or the like.
Too weak the sacred shrine guard. Byron.
A place or object hallowed from its history or associations; as, a. shrineof art
Shrine transitive verb
To enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine."Shrined in his sanctuary." Milton.
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