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"shrine" in British English

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shrinenoun [C]

uk   us   /ʃraɪn/
a ​place for ​worship that is ​holy because of a ​connection with a ​holyperson or ​object: Islam's most ​sacred shrine is at ​Mecca in Saudi Arabia. a ​specialplace in which you ​remember and ​praise someone who has ​died, ​especially someone ​famous: She's ​turned her ​bedroom into a shrine to the ​deadpopstar 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 ​holyperson or a ​mysteriousreligiousevent or ​object A shrine can also be a ​place that is ​honored because of some ​connection with a ​famousperson or ​event.
(Definition of shrine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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