shrine: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (shrīn), [key]
— n., v., shrined, shrin•ing.
- 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.
- any place or object hallowed by its history or associations: a historic shrine.
- any structure or place consecrated or devoted to some saint, holy person, or deity, as an altar, chapel, church, or temple.
- a receptacle for sacred relics; a reliquary.
- to enshrine.
- shrine (Thesaurus)