Meaning of “shrine” in the English Dictionary

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"shrine" in British English

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shrinenoun [ C ]

uk /ʃraɪn/ us /ʃraɪn/

a place for worship that is holy because of a connection with a holy person or object:

Islam's most sacred shrine is at Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

a special place in which you remember and praise someone who has died, especially someone famous:

She's turned her bedroom into a shrine to the dead pop star and covered the walls with pictures of him.

(Definition of “shrine” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shrine" in American English

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shrinenoun [ C ]

us /ʃrɑɪn/

a place where people come to worship, usually because of a connection with a holy person or a mysterious religious event or object

A shrine can also be a place that is honored because of some connection with a famous person or event.

(Definition of “shrine” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)