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Tabernacle meaning

tabernacle - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. A slightly built or temporary habitation; especially, a tent.
  2. 2. A portable structure of wooden framework covered with curtains, which was carried through the wilderness in the Israelitish exodus, as a place of sacrifice and worship.
  3. 3. Hence, the Jewish temple; sometimes, any other place for worship.
  4. 4. Figuratively: The human body, as the temporary abode of the soul.
  5. 5. Any small cell, or like place, in which some holy or precious things was deposited or kept.
  6. 6. The ornamental receptacle for the pyx, or for the consecrated elements, whether a part of a building or movable.
  7. 7. A niche for the image of a saint, or for any sacred painting or sculpture.
  8. 8. Hence, a work of art of sacred subject, having a partially architectural character, as a solid frame resting on a bracket, or the like.
  9. 9. A tryptich for sacred imagery.
  10. 10. A seat or stall in a choir, with its canopy.
  11. 11. A boxlike step for a mast with the after side open, so that the mast can be lowered to pass under bridges, etc.
  12. 12. To dwell or reside for a time; to be temporary housed.
  13. 13. A temporary dwelling; a tent; the movable tent used as a place of worship by the Israelites in the wilderness.- Exodus xxvi; a Jewish temple; a place of worship, especially one erected temporarily for special services; a small cell for holding anything holy.
  14. 14. A small hut; the movable temple used by the Hebrews in the desert; any holy place.
  15. 15. To sojourn.

tabernacle - examples of usage

  1. He sought refuge in the tabernacle of Jehovah, and took hold of the horns of the altar in the tent. - "The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)", Max Duncker.
  2. He considered that most missionaries ought to be publicly executed, and said that in the Far East where he had lived you could see their work 'like the trail of a tin tabernacle across a blasted heath. - "The Orchard of Tears", Sax Rohmer.
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