verb (used with or without object), tab·er·nac·led, tab·er·nac·ling.
Origin of tabernacle
Examples from the Web for tabernacle
King says in a sermon a month later at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma, Alabama.Tavis Smiley Humanely Chronicles MLK’s Sad Last Year|Scott Porch|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the centre, a sort of tabernacle was constructed by driving posts into the ground, and closely covering them with hides.
If the men of my tabernacle have not said: Who will give us of his flesh that we may be filled?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Shall I ever believe that God has commanded a tabernacle to be built to have His oracle heard from the ark in it?Marie Bashkirtseff (From Childhood to Girlhood)|Marie Bashkirtseff
British Dictionary definitions for tabernacle
- 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
Word Origin for tabernacle
Word Origin and History for tabernacle
mid-13c., "portable sanctuary carried by the Israelites in the wilderness," from Old French tabernacle (12c.), from Latin tabernaculum "tent," especially "a tent of an augur" (for taking observations), diminutive of taberna "hut, cabin, booth" (see tavern). Transferred late 14c. to the Temple in Jerusalem (which continued its function). Sense of "house of worship" first recorded 1690s. The Jewish Feast of Tabernacles (mid-October) was observed as a thanksgiving for harvest.