verb (used with or without object), tab·er·nac·led, tab·er·nac·ling.
Origin of tabernacle
Examples from the Web for tabernacles
The bottom of these apartments still retains pediments of niches and tabernacles, the supporters of which are destroyed.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
Like the feast of spring, the feast of tabernacles continued for seven days.The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)|Max Duncker
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.History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
Brother Luke hath given me some skill in damask work, and in the enamelling of shrines, tabernacles, diptychs and triptychs.The White Company|Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for tabernacles (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for tabernacles (2 of 2)
- 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 tabernacles
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.