\tˈabənəkə͡l], \tˈabənəkəl], \t_ˈa_b_ə_n_ə_k_əl]\
Definitions of TABERNACLE
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- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
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- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Noah Webster.
A slightly constructed temporary habitation; especially, a tent or pavilion; "How goodly are thy tents. O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!" -Num. xxiv. 5; in Jewish antiq. a movable building, so contrived as to be taken to pieces with case and reconstructed, for the convenience of being carried during the wanderings of the Israelities in the wilderness. It was of a rectangular figure, 45 feet by 15, and 15 feet in height. The interior was divided into two rooms or compartments by a vail or curtain, and it was covered with four different spreads or carpets. The outer or larger compartment was called the holy place, being that in which incense was burned and the show-bread exhibited; and the inner the most holy place, or holy of holies, in which was deposited the ark of the covenant. It was situated in a court 150 feet by 75, surrounded by screens 7 1/2 feet high: a temple; a place of worship; a sacred place; specifically, the temple of Solomon. Ps. xv. 1: any small cell or repository in which holy or precious things are deposited, as an ornamented chest placed on Roman Catholic altars as a receptacle of the ciborium and pyx; or, a reliquary or small box for the presentation of relies and the like: the human frame; "Yea I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath showed me." -1 Pet. i. 13, 14: in Goth. arch, a canopied stall or niche; a cabinet or shrine ornamented with open-worked tracery, etc.; an arched canopy over a tomb; also, a tomb or monument: (naut.) an elevated socket for a boat's mast, or a projecting post to which a mast may be hinged when it is fitted for lowering to pass beneath bridges.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
A tent; a temporary habitation; a movable building, of the nature of a temple, erected by the Israelites for worship during their wanderings is the wilderness; a place of worship; a sacred place; in the Itom. Cath. Church, a chest placed on the altar as a receptacle for the consecrated elements in the encharist; the human body as a place of temporary sojourn.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
A movable or temporary habitation; the movable structure carried by the Israelites during their wanderings in the wilderness as a place for worship and sacrifices; a place of worship; in Scrip., the natural body of man; in R. Cath. Ch., an ornamental erection on the altar for the reception of the consecrated vessels.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
n. [Latin] A slightly built or temporary habitation ; a tent ;-a portable structure used by the Jews during the exodus as a place of worship;-the Jewish temple;-hence, a sacred place ; place of worship ;-a Methodist meeting-house ;-in Scripture, dwelling place ; place of abode ; also, the dwelling place of the soul; the body ;-in papist churches, an ornamental chest to hold the ciborium and pyxis ; -in Gothic buildings, a canopied stall, niche, or tomb.