Webster 1913 Edition
scrīn, from L.
scriniuma case, chest, box.]
A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.
Any sacred place, as an altar, tromb, or the like.
Too weak the sacred
A place or object hallowed from its history or associations;
To enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine.“Shrined in his sanctuary.”
Webster 1828 Edition
Come, offer at my shrine, and I will help thee. Shak.
shrine (plural shrines)
- A holy or sacred place dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, or similar figure of awe and respect, at which said figure is venerated or worshipped.
- A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.
- A place or object hallowed from its history or associations.
- a shrine of art
a holy place dedicated to a specific figure of respect
shrine (third-person singular simple present shrines, present participle shrining, simple past and past participle shrined)
- To enshrine; to place reverently, as if in a shrine.
- Shrined in his sanctuary. — Milton.
enshrine — see enshrine