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shrine

shrine

 
 
pronunciation:
shraIn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a place or object, such as an altar or tomb, considered sacred and devoted to some holy person or deity.
 
similar words:
hallow, sanctuary
definition 2: any place or object venerated as a memorial to some important person or historic event.
 
similar words:
monument, sanctuary
definition 3: a container holding sacred relics, or the site of such a container.
derivation: shrinelike (adj.)
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