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"temple" in British English

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uk   /ˈtem.pəl/  us   /ˈtem.pəl/
  • temple noun (BUILDING)

B1 [C] a building used for the worship of a god or gods in some religions

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  • temple noun (BODY PART)

[C often plural] the flat area on each side of your head in front of the top of your ear
(Definition of temple from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"temple" in American English

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templenoun [C]

 us   /ˈtem·pəl/
  • temple noun [C] (BUILDING)

a building used for religious worship
  • temple noun [C] (PART OF HEAD)

the flat area at each side of the upper part of the face
(Definition of temple from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “temple”
in Korean 사원…
in Arabic مَعْبَد…
in Malaysian kuil…
in French temple…
in Russian храм, висок…
in Chinese (Traditional) 建築, 廟宇,寺院, 神殿…
in Italian tempio…
in Turkish mâbet, tapınak, şakak…
in Polish świątynia, skroń…
in Spanish templo…
in Vietnamese đền, điện, miếu…
in Portuguese templo…
in Thai วัด…
in German der Tempel…
in Catalan temple…
in Japanese 寺, 寺院, 神殿…
in Chinese (Simplified) 建筑, 庙宇,寺院, 神殿…
in Indonesian kuil…
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