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Definition of shrine:

  1. A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.
  2. A place or object hallowed from its history or associations; as, a shrine of art.
  3. Any sacred place, as an altar, tromb, or the like.
  4. 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.
  5. To enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine.

Synonyms:

altar, sanctum, reliquary, sacred, sacred object, sepulcher, enshrine, sanctorium, sacrarium, sanctuary, saint, hallowed place, memorial.

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