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Meaning of “temple” in the English Dictionary

"temple" in British English

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templenoun

uk   us   /ˈtem.pl̩/
  • 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 ​flatarea on each ​side of ​yourhead in ​front of the ​top of ​yourear
(Definition of temple from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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templenoun [C]

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

a ​building used for ​religiousworship
  • temple noun [C] (PART OF HEAD)

the ​flatarea at each ​side of the ​upperpart 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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