1200–50; Middle English < Late Latin tabernāculum, Latin: tent, equivalent to tabern(a) hut, stall, inn (cf. tavern) + -āculum, probably extracted from hibernāculum winter quarters (see hibernaculum) (Source: dictionary.com)
Middle English via French from Latin tabernaculum ‘tent’, diminutive of taberna ‘hut, tavern’. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Tabernacles
any place or house of worship, especially one designed for a large congregation.
(often initial capital letter) the portable sanctuary in use by the Israelites from the time of their wandering in the wilderness after the Exodus from Egypt to the building of the Temple in Jerusalem by Solomon. Ex. 25–27.
Ecclesiastical. an ornamental receptacle for the reserved Eucharist, now generally found on the altar.
a canopied niche or recess, as for an image or icon.
a temporary dwelling or shelter, as a tent or hut.
a dwelling place.
the human body as the temporary abode of the soul.
(often capital) Old Testament the portable sanctuary in the form of a tent in which the ancient Israelites carried the Ark of the Covenant (Exodus 25–27) the Jewish Temple regarded as the shrine of the divine presence
Judaism an English word for sukkah
a meeting place for worship used by Mormons or Nonconformists
a small ornamented cupboard or box used for the reserved sacrament of the Eucharist
the human body regarded as the temporary dwelling of the soul
mainly RC Church a canopied niche or recess forming the shrine of a statue
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
verb (used with or without object)
to place or dwell in, or as if in, a tabernacle.
Judaism an English name for Sukkoth
(in biblical use) a fixed or movable dwelling, typically of light construction.
A meeting place for worship used by Nonconformists or Mormons.
An ornamented receptacle or cabinet in which a pyx containing the reserved sacrament may be placed in Catholic churches, usually on or above an altar.
A partly open socket or double post on a sailing boat's deck into which a mast is fixed, with a pivot near the top so that the mast can be lowered to pass under bridges.
: a house of worship
: a receptacle for the consecrated elements of the Eucharist
: a tent sanctuary used by the Israelites during the Exodus
: a dwelling place
: a temporary shelter : tent
: to take up temporary residence
Example sentences for Tabernacles
The bottom of these apartments still retains pediments of niches and tabernacles, the supporters of which are destroyed.
Like the feast of spring, the feast of tabernacles continued for seven days.
At the feast of tabernacles in the year 32, his relatives, always malevolent and sceptical, pressed him to go there.
Once a year, in the third week after the Feast of Tabernacles, a kind of court was held at the house of the Exilarch.
Brother Luke hath given me some skill in damask work, and in the enamelling of shrines, tabernacles, diptychs and triptychs.