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Definitions and Synonyms of holy of holies | Another word for holy of holies | What is holy of holies?

Definition 1: (Judaism) sanctuary comprised of the innermost chamber of the Tabernacle in the temple of Solomon where the Ark of the Covenant was kept - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for holy of holies in the sense of this definition

(holy of holies is a kind of ...) a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept

(... is part of holy of holies) (Judaism) a portable sanctuary in which the Jews carried the Ark of the Covenant on their exodus

(holy of holies belongs to category ...) the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud

Definition 2: (figurative) something regarded as sacred or inviolable - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where holy of holies or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • every politician fears to touch that holy of holies, the Social Security System

(holy of holies is a kind of ...) the quality of being sacred

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