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tabernacle

  

      n  
1    often cap     (Old Testament)  
a    the portable sanctuary in the form of a tent in which the ancient Israelites carried the Ark of the Covenant (Exodus 25--27)  
b    the Jewish Temple regarded as the shrine of the divine presence  
2      (Judaism)      an English word for       sukkah  
3    any place of worship that is not called a church  
4    a small ornamented cupboard or box used for the reserved sacrament of the Eucharist  
5    the human body regarded as the temporary dwelling of the soul  
6      (Chiefly R.C. Church)   a canopied niche or recess forming the shrine of a statue  
7      (Nautical)   a strong framework for holding the foot of a mast stepped on deck, allowing it to be swung down horizontally to pass under low bridges, etc.  
     (C13: from Latin tabernaculum a tent, from taberna a hut; see tavern)  
  tabernacular      adj  
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sukkah   , succah  
      n   a temporary structure with a roof of branches in which orthodox Jews eat and, if possible, sleep during the festival of Sukkoth,   (Also called)    tabernacle         
     (from Hebrew, literally: tabernacle)  


tabernacle  
      n  
1    often cap     (Old Testament)  
a    the portable sanctuary in the form of a tent in which the ancient Israelites carried the Ark of the Covenant (Exodus 25--27)  
b    the Jewish Temple regarded as the shrine of the divine presence  
2      (Judaism)      an English word for       sukkah  
3    any place of worship that is not called a church  
4    a small ornamented cupboard or box used for the reserved sacrament of the Eucharist  
5    the human body regarded as the temporary dwelling of the soul  
6      (Chiefly R.C. Church)   a canopied niche or recess forming the shrine of a statue  
7      (Nautical)   a strong framework for holding the foot of a mast stepped on deck, allowing it to be swung down horizontally to pass under low bridges, etc.  
     (C13: from Latin tabernaculum a tent, from taberna a hut; see tavern)  
  tabernacular      adj  

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