shrine: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (shrīn), [key]
— n., v., shrined, shrin•ing.
  1. a building or other shelter, often of a stately or sumptuous character, enclosing the remains or relics of a saint or other holy person and forming an object of religious veneration and pilgrimage.
  2. any place or object hallowed by its history or associations: a historic shrine.
  3. any structure or place consecrated or devoted to some saint, holy person, or deity, as an altar, chapel, church, or temple.
  4. a receptacle for sacred relics; a reliquary.
  1. to enshrine.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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