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see synonyms of tabernacle


1. mormon tabernacle, tabernacle

the Mormon temple

2. tabernacle

(Judaism) a portable sanctuary in which the Jews carried the Ark of the Covenant on their exodus

3. synagogue, tabernacle, temple

(Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of tabernacle
1. (often capital) Old Testament
the portable sanctuary in the form of a tent in which the ancient Israelites carried the Ark of the Covenant (Exodus 25–27)
the Jewish Temple regarded as the shrine of the divine presence
2. Judaism an English word for sukkah
a meeting place for worship used by Mormons or Nonconformists
a small ornamented cupboard or box used for the reserved sacrament of the Eucharist
the human body regarded as the temporary dwelling of the soul
6. mainly Roman Catholic Church
a canopied niche or recess forming the shrine of a statue
7. nautical
a strong framework for holding the foot of a mast stepped on deck, allowing it to be swung down horizontally to pass under low bridges, etc

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see synonyms of tabernacle
1.  Archaic
a temporary shelter, as a tent
a dwelling place
the human body considered as the dwelling place of the soul
a shrine, niche, etc. with a canopy
a place of worship, esp. one with a large seating capacity
5.  [T-]
the portable sanctuary carried by the Jews during the Exodus: Ex. 25, 26, 27
6.  Ecclesiastical
a cabinetlike enclosure for consecrated Hosts, usually at the center of an altar
verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈtaberˌnacled or ˈtaberˌnacling
to dwell temporarily
verb transitive
to place in or as in a tabernacle

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of tabernacle
1. often Tabernacle Bible The portable sanctuary in which the Jews housed the Ark of the Covenant during their years in the desert.
2. often Tabernacle A case or box on a church altar containing the consecrated host and wine of the Eucharist.
3. A place of worship.
4. A niche for a statue or relic.
5. Nautical A boxlike support in which the heel of a mast is stepped.

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