Tabernacle

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Tabernacle Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    Tabernacle n
  1. the Mormon temple [syn: Mormon Tabernacle]
  2. (Judaism) a portable sanctuary in which the Jews carried the Ark of the Covenant on their exodus
  3. (Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation [syn: synagogue, temple]
Tabernacle Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Tabernacle \Tab"er*na*cle\, n. [F., fr. L. tabernaculum, dim. of taberna nut. See Tabern.]
  1. A slightly built or temporary habitation; especially, a tent. Dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob. --Heb. xi. 9. Orange trees planted in the ground, and secured in winter with a wooden tabernacle and stoves. --Evelyn.
  2. (Jewish Antiq.) A portable structure of wooden framework covered with curtains, which was carried through the wilderness in the Israelitish exodus, as a place of sacrifice and worship. --Ex. xxvi.
  3. Hence, the Jewish temple; sometimes, any other place for worship. --Acts xv. 16.
  4. Figuratively: The human body, as the temporary abode of the soul. Shortly I must put off this my tabernacle. --2 Pet. i. 14.
  5. Any small cell, or like place, in which some holy or precious things was deposited or kept. Specifically: (a) The ornamental receptacle for the pyx, or for the consecrated elements, whether a part of a building or movable. (b) A niche for the image of a saint, or for any sacred painting or sculpture. (c) Hence, a work of art of sacred subject, having a partially architectural character, as a solid frame resting on a bracket, or the like. (d) A tryptich for sacred imagery. (e) A seat or stall in a choir, with its canopy.
  6. (Naut.) A boxlike step for a mast with the after side open, so that the mast can be lowered to pass under bridges, etc. Feast of Tabernacles (Jewish Antiq.), one of the three principal festivals of the Jews, lasting seven days, during which the people dwelt in booths formed of the boughs of trees, in commemoration of the habitation of their ancestors in similar dwellings during their pilgrimage in the wilderness. Tabernacle work, rich canopy work like that over the head of niches, used over seats or stalls, or over sepulchral monuments. --Oxf. Gloss.
Tabernacle Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Tabernacle \Tab"er*na*cle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tabernacled; p. pr. & vb. n. Tabernacling.]

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  • Tabernacle: The Tabernacle (משכן, mishkan, "residence" or "dwelling place"), according to the Hebrew Torah /Old Testament , was the portable dwelling ...
  • Church tabernacle: A tabernacle is the fixed, locked box in which, in some Christian churches, the Eucharist is "reserved" (stored). A less obvious ...
  • Salt Lake Tabernacle: The Salt Lake Tabernacle, also known as the Mormon Tabernacle, is located on Temple Square in Salt Lake City , Utah along with the Salt ...
  • Tabernacle (disambiguation): The Tabernacle most commonly refers to the Jewish Tabernacle (משכן‎), which was a movable tent and worship facility used by the Israelites ...
  • Tabernacle Township, New Jersey: Tabernacle Township is a Township in Burlington County , New Jersey , United States . As of the United States 2000 Census , the township ...
  • The Tabernacle: The Tabernacle is a mid-size concert hall , in the U.S. city of Atlanta , currently managed by concert promoter Live Nation . ...
  • Whitefield's Tabernacle, Kingswood: Whitefield's sometimes Whitfield's Tabernacle (ST648738) is a former Calvinist -Methodist and Congregational (now United Reformed church ...
  • Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston: The Tabernacle Chapel (Capel y Tabernacl in Welsh ), also known as Libanus Chapel, is a Grade I listed chapel on Woodfield Street in ...
  • Tabernacle, Notting Hill: The Tabernacle is a Grade II*-listed building in Powis Square, Notting Hill , west London , England, built in 1887. The building boasts a ...

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