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shrine

 
 
pronunciation:
shraIn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sacred place or object that is devoted to some holy person or god.
The family worshipped at the shrine of their favorite saint.
 
similar words:
sanctuary
definition 2: any place or object devoted to the honor and memory of some important person or event in history.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a national shrine.
 
similar words:
monument, sanctuary
derivation: shrinelike (adj.)
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