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Shrines; Enshrined; Shrines of Our Lady and the Saints in Great Britain and Ireland; Sacred Sites; Sacred places; Buddhist shrine; Sacred city; Christian shrines
  • Saint Catherine Labouré]]
  • Taoist]] tablet household shrine dedicated to [[Bixia Yuanjun]] (1850–1860), [[Bankfield Museum]]
  • Buddhist shrine On the banks of [[Tso Moriri]], Ladkah, 2010
  • The shrine of the [[Hodegetria]] at the [[Assumption Cathedral in Smolensk]], [[Russia]], photographed by [[Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky]] (1912).
  • Shrine hall inside Taoist Temple, [[Fung Ying Seen Koon]] in Hong Kong
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  • Main Buddhist shrine in [[Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat]]
  • Shrine of Qubrat Hamran, South Arabia, dating from the 15th or 16th century.
  • Terraces]] on [[Mount Carmel]], [[Haifa]].
  • Data Durbar Shrine]], [[Lahore]], Pakistan
  • [[Church of Sweden]] reliquary shrine of Saint [[Bridget of Sweden]] in [[Vadstena]]

·noun Any sacred place, as an altar, tromb, or the like.
II. Shrine ·vt To Enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine.
III. Shrine ·noun A place or object hallowed from its history or associations; as, a shrine of art.
IV. Shrine ·noun A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.
V. Shrine ·add. ·noun Short for Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, a secret order professedly originated by one Kalif Alu, a son-in-law of Mohammed, at Mecca, in the year of the Hegira 25 (about 646 ·a.d.) In the modern order, established in the United States in 1872, only Knights Templars or thirty-second degree Masons are eligible for admission, though the order itself is not Masonic.
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1. a place regarded as holy because of its associations with a divinity or a sacred person.
2. a casket containing sacred relics; a reliquary.
a niche or enclosure containing a religious statue or other object.
¦ verb literary enshrine.
OE scrin 'cabinet, chest, reliquary', of Gmc origin.
A shrine is a place of worship which is associated with a particular holy person or object.
...the holy shrine of Mecca.
A shrine is a place that people visit and treat with respect because it is connected with a dead person or with dead people that they want to remember.
The monument has been turned into a shrine to the dead and the missing.



A shrine (Latin: scrinium "case or chest for books or papers"; Old French: escrin "box or case") is a sacred or holy space dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, daemon, or similar figure of respect, wherein they are venerated or worshipped. Shrines often contain idols, relics, or other such objects associated with the figure being venerated. A shrine at which votive offerings are made is called an altar.

Shrines are found in many of the world's religions, including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese folk religion, Shinto, indigenous Philippine folk religions, and Asatru as well as in secular and non-religious settings such as a war memorial. Shrines can be found in various settings, such as churches, temples, cemeteries, museums, or in the home. However, portable shrines are also found in some cultures.

Pronunciation examples for shrine
1. They would form shrines, and from these shrines, they would
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2. and a rural shrine.
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3. It's a shrine.
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4. praying at the shrine.
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5. for a recharging shrine.
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Examples of use of shrine
1. The shrines destroyed were the Imam Jaber Bin Ali al–Hadi Shiite shrine, the Imam Abdullah Bin Ali al–Hadi shrine, the Shimiyar shrine and Imam Abu Habib shrine.
2. QUESTION:В No issue of Yasukuni shrine, visiting the Yasukuni shrine by Prime Minister of Japan?
3. QUESTION:Â No issue of Yasukuni shrine, visiting the Yasukuni shrine by Prime Minister of Japan?
4. Saturday‘s attack occurred near that shrine and the Imam Abbas shrine.
5. "Using this sentence with Yasukuni shrine is perhaps not right because the shrine is not good soup.