Definition of tabernacle:

part of speech: verb

To abide for a time; to lodge.

part of speech: noun

A movable or temporary habitation; the movable structure carried by the Israelites during their wanderings in the wilderness as a place for worship and sacrifices; a place of worship; in Scrip., the natural body of man; in R. Cath. Ch., an ornamental erection on the altar for the reception of the consecrated vessels.

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