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.

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