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Temple vs. Mosque

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Templenoun

A house of worship, especially

Mosquenoun

(Islam) A place of worship for Muslims, often having at least one minaret; a masjid.

‘There's a mosque near where I live.’;

Templenoun

A house of worship dedicated to a polytheistic faith.

‘The temple of Zeus was very large.’;

Mosquenoun

A Mohammedan church or place of religious worship.

Templenoun

(Judaism) A synagogue, especially a non-Orthodox synagogue.

‘How often do you go to temple?’;

Mosquenoun

(Islam) a Muslim place of worship

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Templenoun

(Mormonism) A church closed to non-Mormons and necessary for particular rituals.

Mosquenoun

a Muslim place of worship.

Templenoun

A meeting house of the Oddfellows fraternity; its members.

Mosque

A mosque (; from Arabic: مَسْجِد‎, romanized: masjid, pronounced [masdʒid]; literally ), also called masjid, is a place of worship for Muslims. Any act of worship that follows the Islamic rules of prayer can be said to create a mosque, whether or not it takes place in a special building.

‘place of ritual prostration’;

Templenoun

(figurative) Any place regarded as holding a religious presence.

Templenoun

(figurative) Anything regarded as important or minutely cared for.

‘My body is my temple.’;

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Templenoun

(figurative) A gesture wherein the forefingers are outstretched and touch pad to pad while the other fingers are clasped together.

Templenoun

(anatomy) The slightly flatter region, on either side of the head, back of the eye and forehead, above the zygomatic arch and in front of the ear.

Templenoun

(ophthalmology) Either of the sidepieces on a set of spectacles, extending backwards from the hinge toward the ears and, usually, turning down around them.

Templenoun

(weaving) A contrivance used in a loom for keeping the web stretched transversely.

Templeverb

(transitive) To build a temple for; to appropriate a temple to; to temple a god

Templenoun

A contrivence used in a loom for keeping the web stretched transversely.

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Templenoun

The space, on either side of the head, back of the eye and forehead, above the zygomatic arch and in front of the ear.

Templenoun

One of the side bars of a pair of spectacles, jointed to the bows, and passing one on either side of the head to hold the spectacles in place.

Templenoun

A place or edifice dedicated to the worship of some deity; as, the temple of Jupiter at Athens, or of Juggernaut in India.

Templenoun

The edifice erected at Jerusalem for the worship of Jehovah.

‘Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.’;

Templenoun

Hence, among Christians, an edifice erected as a place of public worship; a church.

‘Can he whose life is a perpetual insult to the authority of God enter with any pleasure a temple consecrated to devotion and sanctified by prayer?’;

Templenoun

Fig.: Any place in which the divine presence specially resides.

‘Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you?’; ‘The groves were God's first temples.’;

Templenoun

A building dedicated to the administration of ordinances.

Templenoun

A local organization of Odd Fellows.

Templeverb

To build a temple for; to appropriate a temple to; as, to temple a god.

Templenoun

place of worship consisting of an edifice for the worship of a deity

Templenoun

the flat area on either side of the forehead;

‘the veins in his temple throbbed’;

Templenoun

an edifice devoted to special or exalted purposes

Templenoun

(Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation

Templenoun

a building devoted to the worship of a god or gods.

Templenoun

either of two successive religious buildings of the Jews in Jerusalem. The first (957–586 BC) was built by Solomon and destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar; it contained the Ark of the Covenant. The second (515 BC–AD 70) was enlarged by Herod the Great from 20 BC and destroyed by the Romans during a Jewish revolt; all that remains is the Wailing Wall.

Templenoun

a synagogue.

Templenoun

a place of Christian public worship, especially a Protestant church in France.

Templenoun

a thing regarded as holy or likened to a temple, especially a person's body

‘June treats her body like a temple: she takes yoga classes every day’;

Templenoun

a place devoted to or seen as the centre of a particular activity or interest

‘a temple of science’;

Templenoun

a group of buildings in Fleet Street, London, which stand on land formerly occupied by the headquarters of the Knights Templar. Located there are the Inner and Outer Temple, two of the Inns of Court.

Templenoun

the flat part of either side of the head between the forehead and the ear

‘a man with curly hair greying at the temples’;

Templenoun

a device in a loom for keeping the cloth stretched.

Temple

A temple (from the Latin templum) is a building reserved for spiritual rituals and activities such as prayer and sacrifice. Religions which erect temples include Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Christianity (whose temples are typically called churches), Islam (whose temples are called mosques), Judaism (whose temples are called synagogues), and ancient religions such as the Ancient Egyptian religion.

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