Tem"ple (?), n. [Cf. Templet.]
(Weaving) A contrivence used in a loom for keeping the web
Tem"ple, n. [OF. temple, F.
tempe, from L. tempora, tempus; perhaps originally,
the right place, the fatal spot, supposed to be the same word as
tempus, temporis, the fitting or appointed time. See
Temporal of time, and cf. Tempo, Tense,
n.] 1. (Anat.) The space, on
either side of the head, back of the eye and forehead, above the zygomatic
arch and in front of the ear.
2. One of the side bars of a pair of spectacles,
jointed to the bows, and passing one on either side of the head to hold the
spectacles in place.
Tem"ple, n. [AS. tempel, from L.
templum a space marked out, sanctuary, temple; cf. Gr. ? a piece
of land marked off, land dedicated to a god: cf. F. témple,
from the Latin. Cf. Contemplate.] 1. A place
or edifice dedicated to the worship of some deity; as, the temple of
Jupiter at Athens, or of Juggernaut in India. "The temple of
mighty Mars." Chaucer.
2. (Jewish Antiq.) The edifice erected at
Jerusalem for the worship of Jehovah.
Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's
porch. John x. 23.
3. Hence, among Christians, an edifice erected as a
place of public worship; a church.
Can he whose life is a perpetual insult to the authority of
God enter with any pleasure a temple consecrated to devotion and
sanctified by prayer? Buckminster.
4. Fig.: Any place in which the divine presence
specially resides. "The temple of his body." John ii.
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that
the spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1 Cor. iii. 16.
The groves were God's first temples.
Inner Temple, ∧ Middle Temple,
two buildings, or ranges of buildings, occupied by two inns of court in
London, on the site of a monastic establishment of the Knights Templars,
called the Temple.
Tem"ple (?), v. t. To build a temple
for; to appropriate a temple to; as, to temple a god. [R.]
Tem"ple, n. 1.
(Mormon Ch.) A building dedicated to the administration of
2. A local organization of Odd