Meaning of TEMPLE in English
/ ˈtempl; NAmE / noun
a building used for the worship of a god or gods, especially in religions other than Christianity :
the Temple of Diana at Ephesus
a Buddhist / Hindu / Sikh temple
( NAmE )
to go to temple (= to a service in a synagogue , where Jews worship)
each of the flat parts at the sides of the head, at the same level as the eyes and higher :
He had black hair, greying at the temples.
—picture at face
sense 1 Old English templ , tempel , reinforced in Middle English by Old French temple , both from Latin templum open or consecrated space.
sense 2 Middle English : from Old French , from an alteration of Latin tempora , plural of tempus temple of the head.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005