Associations to the word «Shrine»


SHRINE, noun. A holy or sacred place dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, or similar figure of awe and respect, at which said figure is venerated or worshipped.
SHRINE, noun. A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.
SHRINE, noun. A place or object hallowed from its history or associations.
SHRINE, verb. To enshrine; to place reverently, as if in a shrine.

Dictionary definition

SHRINE, noun. A place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person.
SHRINE, verb. Enclose in a shrine; "the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral".

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin