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Definition 1: a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person - [noun denoting artifact]

(shrine is a kind of ...) any building where congregations gather for prayer

(... is a kind of shrine ) a shrine where an oracular god is consulted

(... is a kind of shrine ) a dome-shaped shrine erected by Buddhists

(... is an instance of shrine) (Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine; believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham; Muslims turn in its direction when praying

Definition 2: enclose in a shrine - [verb of contact]

Samples where shrine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral

Synonyms for shrine in the sense of this definition

(shrine is a kind of ...) surround completely

"Darkness enclosed him" "They closed in the porch with a fence"

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