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  • (noun): The flat area on either side of the forehead.
    Example: "The veins in his temple throbbed"
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Temple

A temple (from the Latin word templum) is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities, such as prayer and sacrifice, or analogous rites. A templum constituted a sacred precinct as defined by a priest, or augur. It has the same root as the word "template," a plan in preparation of the building that was marked out on the ground by the augur. Templa also became associated with the dwelling places of a god or gods. Despite the specific set of meanings associated with the religion of the ancient Rome, the word has now become quite widely used to describe a house of worship for any number of religions and is even used for time periods prior to the Romans.

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Kasaragod
... Notable landmarks include the famous Madhur Temple, Mallikkarjuna Temple,Ananthapura temple Theruvatthu Mosque, Chandragiri Fort, Malik Deenar Mosque and the Central ...
Jonestown
... Jonestown was the informal name for the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project, an intentional community in northwestern Guyana formed by the Peoples Temple led by Jim Jones ... A total of 909 Temple members died in Jonestown, all but two from apparent cyanide poisoning, in an event termed "revolutionary suicide" by Jones and some members on an audio tape of ... in Jonestown followed the murder of five others by Temple members at a nearby Port Kaituma airstrip ...
Jonestown Established - Investigation and Mass Migration
... Further information Peoples Temple in San Francisco In the summer of 1977, Jones and several hundred Temple members moved to Jonestown to escape ... Kilduff detailing allegations by former Temple members ...
Events in Jonestown Prior To Ryan Visit - White Nights
... Jones made frequent addresses to Temple members regarding Jonestown's safety, including statements that the CIA and other intelligence agencies were conspiring with "capital ... work, when purported emergencies arose, the Temple sometimes conducted what Jones referred to as "White Nights" ... Peoples Temple defector Deborah Layton described the event in an affidavit The Temple had received monthly half-pound shipments of cyanide since 1976 after Jones obtained a jeweler ...
Temple - Other Religions
... Though the word "temple" is used broadly, one should use it with discretion in the context of some religions ... For example, a masjid or "mosque" should not be considered a temple because masjid in Arabic means "the place for kneeling (to God)." Convention ... Mankhim, the temple of the ethnic group the Rai, located at Aritar, Sikkim ...

More definitions of "temple":

  • (noun): (Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation.
    Synonyms: synagogue, tabernacle
  • (noun): Place of worship consisting of an edifice for the worship of a deity.
  • (noun): An edifice devoted to special or exalted purposes.

Famous quotes containing the word temple:

    God builds his temple in the heart on the ruins of churches and religions.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    If one doubts whether Grecian valor and patriotism are not a fiction of the poets, he may go to Athens and see still upon the walls of the temple of Minerva the circular marks made by the shields taken from the enemy in the Persian war, which were suspended there. We have not far to seek for living and unquestionable evidence. The very dust takes shape and confirms some story which we had read.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    No culture on earth outside of mid-century suburban America has ever deployed one woman per child without simultaneously assigning her such major productive activities as weaving, farming, gathering, temple maintenance, and tent-building. The reason is that full-time, one-on-one child-raising is not good for women or children.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)