SHRINE, n. [L. scrinium.] A case or box; particularly applied to a case in which sacred things are deposited. Hence we hear much of shrines for relics.
Come, offer at my shrine, and I will help thee. Shak.
SHRINE, n. [Sax. scrin; G. schrein; Sw. skrin; L. scrinium; It. scrigno; Fr. ecrin. See Skreen.]
A case or box particularly applied to a case in which sacred things are deposited. Hence we hear much of shrines for relics.
Come, offer at my shrine, and I will help thee. – Shak.
- A case, box, or receptacle,
especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a
- To enshrine; to place
reverently, as in a shrine.
- Short for
Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine,
a secret order professedly originated by one Kalif Alu, a son-in-law
of Mohammed, at Mecca, in the year of the Hegira 25 (about 646 a.
d.) In the modern order, established in the United States in 1872,
only Knights Templars or thirty-second degree Masons are eligible for
admission, though the order itself is not Masonic.
- Any sacred place, as an altar, tromb, or
- A place or object hallowed from its history
or associations; as, a shrine of art.