Meaning of “temple” in the English Dictionary

"temple" in British English

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templenoun

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)