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temple (s), temples (pl) (noun forms)
1. An edifice or place dedicated to the service or worship of a deity or deities.
2. Any of the three successive houses of worship (usually capitalized) in Jerusalem in use by the Jews in Biblical times, the first built by Solomon, the second by Zerubbabel, and the third by Herod.
3. A synagogue, usually a Reform or Conservative one.
4. An edifice erected as a place of public worship; a church; especially, a large or imposing one.
5. A device in a loom that keeps the cloth stretched to the correct width during weaving.
6. Etymology: "a building for worship" from Old English tempel, from Latin templum, "piece of ground consecrated for the taking of auspices, a building for worship".
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(Latin: from fanum, "temple"; a temple or a place of worship)
(Latin: to build, to erect a building; a building, a sanctuary, a temple; originally, aedes, "building a hearth" or "to build a hearth" because the fire in the hearth was the center of the home in early times since it supplied both heat and light; over time, the meaning expanded from the hearth itself to the home and building that enclosed it)
(Latin: sides of the head near the eyes; temple bones)