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temple

 
Noun temple has 4 senses
  1. temple - place of worship consisting of an edifice for the worship of a deity
    --1 is a kind of
    place of worship, house of prayer, house of God, house of worship
    --1 has particulars:
     joss house; pagoda; pantheon; Parthenon; Tabernacle, Mormon Tabernacle; Temple of Artemis
  2. temple - the flat area on either side of the forehead; "the veins in his temple throbbed"
    --2 is a kind of
    feature, lineament
    --2 is a part of head, caput
  3. temple - an edifice devoted to special or exalted purposes
    --3 is a kind of
    building, edifice
    --3 has parts: column, pillar; entablature
    --3 has particulars: ziggurat, zikkurat, zikurat
  4. synagogue, temple, tabernacle - (Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation
    --4 is a kind of place of worship, house of prayer, house of God, house of worship
    --4 has particulars: Temple of Jerusalem, Temple of Solomon
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