[syn: sobriety, temperance]
3. the act of tempering;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Temperance \Tem"per*ance\, n. [L. temperantia: cf. F.
temp['e]rance. See Temper, v. t.]
1. Habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the
natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate
indulgence; moderation; as, temperance in eating and
drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth;
specifically, moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in
respect to using intoxicating liquors.
2. Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness.
[R.] "A gentleman of all temperance." --Shak.
He calmed his wrath with goodly temperance.
3. State with regard to heat or cold; temperature. [Obs.]
"Tender and delicate temperance." --Shak.
Temperance society, an association formed for the purpose
of diminishing or stopping the use of alcoholic liquors as
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the trait of avoiding excesses [syn: temperance,
moderation] [ant: intemperance]
2: abstaining from excess [syn: sobriety, temperance]
3: the act of tempering
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
82 Moby Thesaurus words for "temperance":
Rechabitism, abnegation, abstemiousness, abstinence, asceticism,
austerity, calm, calmness, cardinal virtues, charity, conservatism,
constraint, continence, control, cool, dispassion, eschewal,
evenness, faith, forbearance, forgoing, fortitude, gentleness,
golden mean, gravity, happy medium, hope, impartiality,
judiciousness, juste-milieu, justice, lenity, love, measure,
meden agan, middle way, mildness, moderateness, moderation,
moderationism, mortification, natural virtues, neutrality,
nonviolence, nothing in excess, pacifism, prohibition, prudence,
reasonableness, refrainment, repose, restraint, sacrifice,
sedateness, self-abnegation, self-control, self-denial,
self-discipline, self-restraint, serenity, seriousness,
sober-mindedness, soberness, sobersidedness, sobersides, sobriety,
solemnity, stability, staidness, steadiness, supernatural virtues,
teetotalism, temperateness, theological virtues, tranquillity,
undrunkenness, unexcessiveness, unextravagance, unextremeness,
uninebriatedness, unintoxicatedness, via media
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Temperance, MI -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Michigan
Population (2000): 7757
Housing Units (2000): 2953
Land area (2000): 4.595331 sq. miles (11.901851 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.053023 sq. miles (0.137329 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 4.648354 sq. miles (12.039180 sq. km)
FIPS code: 79240
Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
Location: 41.760748 N, 83.575192 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 48182
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.