Definition of shrine:
- A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.
- A place or object hallowed from its history or associations; as, a shrine of art.
- Any sacred place, as an altar, tromb, or the like.
- 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.
- To enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine.
- religious building (part of speech: noun)
1743. He is said to have been bishop 65 years, and to have lived 146. He died, according to some accounts, in the year 546, according to others, in the year 542. His shrine, I am informed, remains in the wall of his cathedral in Pembrokeshire.- "A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume I.", R. Dodsley.
- "Indian Boyhood", [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman.
- "The Mating of Lydia", Mrs. Humphry Ward.