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 for shrine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shrine \Shrine\, v. t.
     To enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine. "Shrined in
     his sanctuary." --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shrine \Shrine\ (shr[imac]n), n. [OE. schrin, AS. scr[imac]n,
     from L. scrinium a case, chest, box.]
     1. A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are
        deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Any sacred place, as an altar, tromb, or the like.
        [1913 Webster]
              Too weak the sacred shrine guard.     --Byron.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. A place or object hallowed from its history or
        associations; as, a shrine of art.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. Short for
     Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, a
        secret fraternal organization professedly originated by
        one Kalif Alu, a son-in-law of Mohammed, at Mecca, in the
        year of the Hegira 25 (about 646 a. d.) In the modern
        order, established in the United States in 1872, only
        Knights Templars or thirty-second degree Masons are
        eligible for admission, though the order itself is not
        Masonic. A member of the order is popularly called a
        Shriner, and the order itself is sometimes called the
        [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred
           thing or person
      v 1: enclose in a shrine; "the saint's bones were enshrined in
           the cathedral" [syn: enshrine, shrine]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "shrine":
     arch, barrow, beehive tomb, bone house, boundary stone, box grave,
     brass, burial, burial chamber, burial mound, bust, cairn,
     catacombs, cenotaph, charnel house, cist, cist grave, column,
     cromlech, cross, crypt, cup, cyclolith, dagoba, deep six, delubrum,
     dokhma, dolmen, enshrinement, footstone, grave, gravestone,
     headstone, hoarstone, holy place, house of death, inscription,
     last home, long home, low green tent, low house, marker, mastaba,
     mausoleum, megalith, memento, memorial, memorial arch,
     memorial column, memorial statue, memorial stone, menhir, monolith,
     monstrance, monument, mound, mummy chamber, naos, narrow house,
     necrology, obelisk, obituary, ossuarium, ossuary, passage grave,
     pillar, pit, plaque, prize, pyramid, reliquaire, reliquary,
     remembrance, resting place, ribbon, rostral column, sacrarium,
     sanctuary, sanctum, sepulcher, shaft, shaft grave, stela, stone,
     stupa, tablet, testimonial, tomb, tombstone, tope,
     tower of silence, trophy, tumulus, vault

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