Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 1000 (Temple)

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#1000. Temple.-- N. place of worship; house of God, house of prayer.

temple, cathedral, minster[obs], church, kirk, chapel, meetinghouse, bethel[obs], tabernacle, conventicle, basilica, fane[obs], holy place, chantry[obs], oratory.

synagogue; mosque; marabout[obs]; pantheon; pagoda; joss house[obs]; dogobah[obs], tope; kiosk; kiack[obs], masjid[obs].

[clergymen's residence] parsonage, rectory, vicarage, manse, deanery, glebe; Vatican; bishop's palace; Lambeth.

altar, shrine, sanctuary, Holy of Holies, sanctum sanctorum[Lat], sacristy; sacrarium[obs]; communion table, holy table, Lord's table; table of the Lord; pyx; baptistery, font; piscina[obs], stoup; aumbry[obs]; sedile[obs]; reredos; rood loft, rood screen.

[parts of a church: list] chancel, quire, choir, nave, aisle, transept, vestry, crypt, golgotha, calvary, Easter sepulcher; stall, pew; pulpit, ambo[obs], lectern, reading desk, confessional, prothesis[obs], credence, baldachin, baldacchino[obs]; apse, belfry; chapter house; presbytery; anxious-bench, anxious-seat; diaconicum[Lat], jube[obs]; mourner's bench, mourner's seat.

[exterior adjacent to a church] cloisters, churchyard.

monastery, priory, abbey, friary, convent, nunnery, cloister.

Adj. claustral, cloistered; monastic, monasterial; conventual.

Phr. ne vile fano[It]; "there's nothing ill can dwell in such a temple" [tempest].