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Templed adjective Supplied with a temple or temples, or with churches; inclosed in a temple.

I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills.
S. F. Smith.

Templet noun [ Late Latin templatus vaulted, from Latin templum a small timber.] [ Spelt also template .]
1. A gauge, pattern, or mold, commonly a thin plate or board, used as a guide to the form of the work to be executed; as, a mason's or a wheelwright's templet .

2. (Architecture) A short piece of timber, iron, or stone, placed in a wall under a girder or other beam, to distribute the weight or pressure.

Tempo noun [ Italian , from Latin tempus . See Tense , noun ] (Mus.) The rate or degree of movement in time.

Temporal adjective [ Latin temporalis , from tempora the temples: confer French temporal . See Temple a part of the head.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the temple or temples; as, the temporal bone; a temporal artery.

Temporal bone , a very complex bone situated in the side of the skull of most mammals and containing the organ of hearing. It consists of an expanded squamosal portion above the ear, corresponding to the squamosal and zygoma of the lower vertebrates, and a thickened basal petrosal and mastoid portion, corresponding to the periotic and tympanic bones of the lower vertebrates.

Temporal noun Anything temporal or secular; a temporality; -- used chiefly in the plural. Dryden.

He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor or temporals .
Lowell.

Temporality noun ; plural Temporalities . [ Latin temporalitas , in Late Latin , possessions of the church: confer French temporalité .]
1. The state or quality of being temporary; -- opposed to perpetuity .

2. The laity; temporality. [ Obsolete] Sir T. More.

3. That which pertains to temporal welfare; material interests; especially, the revenue of an ecclesiastic proceeding from lands, tenements, or lay fees, tithes, and the like; -- chiefly used in the plural.

Supreme head, . . . under God, of the spirituality and temporality of the same church.
Fuller.

Temporally adverb In a temporal manner; secularly. [ R.] South.

Temporalness noun Worldliness. [ R.] Cotgrave.

Temporalty noun [ See Temporality .]
1. The laity; secular people. [ Obsolete] Abp. Abbot.

2. A secular possession; a temporality.

Temporaneous adjective [ Latin temporaneus happening at the right time, from tempus , temporis , time.] Temporarity. [ Obsolete] Hallywell.

Temporarily adverb In a temporary manner; for a time.

Temporariness noun The quality or state of being temporary; -- opposed to perpetuity .

Temporary adjective [ Latin temporarius , from tempus , temporis , time: confer French temporaire .] Lasting for a time only; existing or continuing for a limited time; not permanent; as, the patient has obtained temporary relief.

Temporary government of the city.
Motley.

Temporary star . (Astron.) See under Star .

Temporist noun A temporizer. [ Obsolete]

Why, turn a temporist , row with the tide.
Marston.

Temporization noun [ Confer French temporisation .] The act of temporizing. Johnson.

Temporize transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Temporized ; present participle & verbal noun Temporizing .] [ French temporiser . See Temporal of time.]
1. To comply with the time or occasion; to humor, or yield to, the current of opinion or circumstances; also, to trim, as between two parties.

They might their grievance inwardly complain,
But outwardly they needs must temporize .
Daniel.

2. To delay; to procrastinate. [ R.] Bacon.

3. To comply; to agree. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Temporizer noun One who temporizes; one who yields to the time, or complies with the prevailing opinions, fashions, or occasions; a trimmer.

A sort of temporizers , ready to embrace and maintain all that is, or shall be, proposed, in hope of preferment.
Burton.

Temporizingly adverb In a temporizing or yielding manner.

Temporo- A combining form used in anatomy to indicate connection with , or relation to , the temple , or temporal bone ; as, temporo facial.

Temporo-auricular adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to both the temple and the ear; as, the temporo- auricular nerve.

Temporofacial adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to both the temple and the face.

Temporomalar adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to both the temple and the region of the malar bone; as, the temporomalar nerve.

Temporomaxillary adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to both the temple or the temporal bone and the maxilla.

Temps noun [ Old French & F., from Latin tempus . See Temporal of time.] Time. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Tempse noun See Temse . [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.]

Tempt transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Tempted ; present participle & verbal noun Tempting .] [ Middle English tempten , tenten , from Old French tempter , tenter , French tenter , from Latin tentare , temptare , to handle, feel, attack, to try, put to the test, urge, freq. from tendere , tentum , and tensum , to stretch. See Thin , and confer Attempt , Tend , Taunt , Tent a pavilion, Tent to probe.]
1. To put to trial; to prove; to test; to try.

God did tempt Abraham.
Gen. xxii. 1.

Ye shall not tempt the Lord your God.
Deut. vi. 16.

2. To lead, or endeavor to lead, into evil; to entice to what is wrong; to seduce.

Every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
James i. 14.

3. To endeavor to persuade; to induce; to invite; to incite; to provoke; to instigate.

Tempt not the brave and needy to despair.
Dryden.

Nor tempt the wrath of heaven's avenging Sire.
Pope.

4. To endeavor to accomplish or reach; to attempt.

Ere leave be given to tempt the nether skies.
Dryden.

Syn. -- To entice; allure; attract; decoy; seduce.

Temptability noun The quality or state of being temptable; lability to temptation.

Temptable adjective Capable of being tempted; liable to be tempted. Cudworth.

Temptation noun [ Old French temptation , tentation , French tentation , Latin tentatio .]
1. The act of tempting, or enticing to evil; seduction.

When the devil had ended all the temptation , he departed from him for a season.
Luke iv. 13.

2. The state of being tempted, or enticed to evil.

Lead us not into temptation .
Luke xi. 4.

3. That which tempts; an inducement; an allurement, especially to something evil.

Dare to be great, without a guilty crown;
View it, and lay the bright temptation down.
Dryden.

Temptationless adjective Having no temptation or motive; as, a temptationless sin. [ R.] Hammond.

Temptatious adjective Tempting. [ Prov. Eng.]

Tempter noun One who tempts or entices; especially, Satan, or the Devil, regarded as the great enticer to evil. "Those who are bent to do wickedly will never want tempters to urge them on." Tillotson.

So glozed the Tempter , and his proem tuned.
Milton.

Tempting adjective Adapted to entice or allure; attractive; alluring; seductive; enticing; as, tempting pleasures. -- Tempt"ing*ly , adverb -- Tempt"ing*ness , noun

Temptress noun A woman who entices.

She was my temptress , the foul provoker.
Sir W. Scott.

Temse noun [ French tamis , or Dutch tems , teems . Confer Tamine .] A sieve. [ Written also tems , and tempse .] [ Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

Temse bread , Temsed bread , Temse loaf , bread made of flour better sifted than common fluor. [ Prov. Eng.]

Temulence, Temulency noun [ Latin temulentia .] Intoxication; inebriation; drunkenness. [ R.] "Their temulency ." Jer. Taylor.

Temulent adjective [ Latin temulentus .] Intoxicated; drunken. [ R.]

Temulentive adjective Somewhat temulent; addicted to drink. [ R.] R. Junius.

Ten adjective [ Anglo-Saxon tēn , tién , t...n , tēne ; akin to OFries. tian , Old Saxon tehan , Dutch tien , German zehn , Old High German zehan , Icelandic tīu , Swedish tio , Danish ti , Goth. taíhun , Lithuanian deszimt , Russian desiate , W. deg , Ir. & Gael. deich , Latin decem , Greek ..., Sanskrit daçan . √308. Confer Dean , Decade , Decimal , December , Eighteen , Eighty , Teens , Tithe .] One more than nine; twice five.

With twice ten sail I crossed the Phrygian Sea.
Dryden.

» Ten is often used, indefinitely, for several , many , and other like words.

There 's proud modesty in merit,
Averse from begging, and resolved to pay
Ten times the gift it asks.
Dryden.

Ten noun
1. The number greater by one than nine; the sum of five and five; ten units of objects.

I will not destroy it for ten's sake.
Gen. xviii. 32.

2. A symbol representing ten units, as 10, x , or X .

Tenability noun The quality or state of being tenable; tenableness.

Tenable adjective [ French tenable , from tenir to hold, Latin tenere . See Thin , and confer Continue , Continent , Entertain , Maintain , Tenant , Tent .] Capable of being held, naintained, or defended, as against an assailant or objector, or againts attempts to take or process; as, a tenable fortress, a tenable argument.

If you have hitherto concealed his sight,
Let it be tenable in your silence still.
Shak.

I would be the last man in the world to give up his cause when it was tenable .
Sir W. Scott.

Tenableness noun Same as Tenability .

Tenace noun [ French tenace tenacious, demeurer tenace to hold the best and third best cards and take both tricks, and adversary having to lead. See Tenacious .] (Whist) The holding by the fourth hand of the best and third best cards of a suit led; also, sometimes, the combination of best with third best card of a suit in any hand.

Tenacious adjective [ Latin tenax , - acis , from tenere to hold. See Tenable , and confer Tenace .]
1. Holding fast, or inclined to hold fast; inclined to retain what is in possession; as, men tenacious of their just rights.

2. Apt to retain; retentive; as, a tenacious memory.

3. Having parts apt to adhere to each other; cohesive; tough; as, steel is a tenacious metal; tar is more tenacious than oil. Sir I. Newton.

4. Apt to adhere to another substance; glutinous; viscous; sticking; adhesive. "Female feet, too weak to struggle with tenacious clay." Cowper.

5. Niggardly; closefisted; miserly. Ainsworth.

6. Holding stoutly to one's opinion or purpose; obstinate; stubborn.

-- Te*na"cious*ly , adverb -- Te*na"cious*ness , noun

Tenacity noun [ Latin tenacitas : confer French ténacité . See Tenacious .]
1. The quality or state of being tenacious; as, tenacity , or retentiveness, of memory; tenacity , or persistency, of purpose.

2. That quality of bodies which keeps them from parting without considerable force; cohesiveness; the effect of attraction; -- as distinguished from brittleness , fragility , mobility , etc.

3. That quality of bodies which makes them adhere to other bodies; adhesiveness; viscosity. Holland.

4. (Physics) The greatest longitudinal stress a substance can bear without tearing asunder, -- usually expressed with reference to a unit area of the cross section of the substance, as the number of pounds per square inch, or kilograms per square centimeter, necessary to produce rupture.

Tenaculum noun ; plural Latin Tenacula ; English Tenaculums . [ Latin , a holder, from tenere to hold. Confer Tenaille .] (Surg.) An instrument consisting of a fine, sharp hook attached to a handle, and used mainly for taking up arteries, and the like.

Tenacy noun [ Latin tenacia obstinacy. See Tenacious .] Tenaciousness; obstinacy. [ Obsolete] Barrow.

Tenaille noun [ French, a pair of pincers or tongs, a tenaille, from Latin tenaculum . See Tenaculum .] (Fort.) An outwork in the main ditch, in front of the curtain, between two bastions. See Illust. of Ravelin .