from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to a tabernacle.
  • adj. Of the style or character of an architectural tabernacle; formed in latticework; latticed.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to huts or tents; common; low.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a tabernacle, especially the Jewish tabernacle.
  • adj. Formed in latticework; latticed.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to huts or booths; hence, common; low.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the tabernacle; hence, of or pertaining to other structures so named; like or characteristic of a tabernacle.
  • Of the style or nature of an architectural tabernacle; traceried or richly ornamented with decorative sculpture.


From Latin tabernaculum "tent", "booth", "shed" + -ar (Wiktionary)


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