worship

wor|ship1 [ `wɜr,ʃıp ] noun uncount *
the activity of showing respect and love for a god, for example by singing or praying:
The building has been a place of worship since the eighth century.
The whole school meets for the daily act of worship.
a. a feeling of love and respect for a god
worship
wor|ship 2 [ `wɜr,ʃıp ] verb
1. ) intransitive or transitive to feel or show respect and love for a god:
The prisoners were not allowed to worship their own god.
The whole family worshipped at St Jude's every Sunday.
2. ) transitive to love and admire someone or something very much:
His junior officers worshiped him.
They worshiped political and social success.
worship the ground someone walks on
to love and admire someone so much that you think they are perfect

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • WORSHIP — WORSHIP, service rendered to God and comprehending both the attitude of reverence and love toward the Deity and the activity – in conduct as well as ritual – in which the homage finds expression. Terminology The biblical vocabulary of worship is… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Worship — Wor ship, n. [OE. worshipe, wur[eth]scipe, AS. weor[eth]scipe; weor[eth] worth + scipe ship. See {Worth}, a., and { ship}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] A man of worship and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • worship — [wʉr′ship] n. [ME worschip < OE weorthscipe, honor, dignity, worship: see WORTH1 & SHIP] 1. a) reverence or devotion for a deity; religious homage or veneration b) a church service or other rite showing this 2. extreme devotion or intense …   English World dictionary

  • Worship — Wor ship, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Worshiped}{Worshipped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Worshiping} or {Worshipping}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To respect; to honor; to treat with civil reverence. [Obsoles.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Our grave . . . shall have a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Worship — Wor ship, v. i. To perform acts of homage or adoration; esp., to perform religious service. [1913 Webster] Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. John iv. 20. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • worship — n adoration, veneration, reverence (see under REVERE vb) Analogous words: *honor, homage, obeisance: respect, *regard, esteem, admiration Contrasted words: *profanation, desecration, sacrilege: execration, cursing (see corresponding verbs at… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • worship — [n] honoring, glorification adoration, adulation, awe, beatification, benediction, chapel, church service, deification, devotion, exaltation, genuflection, glory, homage, honor, idolatry, idolization, invocation, laudation, love, offering, praise …   New thesaurus

  • worship — ► NOUN 1) the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity. 2) religious rites and ceremonies. 3) great admiration or devotion. 4) (His/Your Worship) chiefly Brit. a title of respect for a magistrate or mayor. ► VERB (worshipped …   English terms dictionary

  • Worship — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Funeral Doom Gründung 1998 Gründungsmitglieder …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • worship — index honor (outward respect), regard (hold in esteem), respect Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • worship — (n.) O.E. worðscip, wurðscip (Anglian), weorðscipe (W.Saxon) condition of being worthy, honor, renown, from weorð worthy (see WORTH (Cf. worth)) + scipe (see SHIP (Cf. ship)). Sense of reverence paid to a supernatural or divine being is first… …   Etymology dictionary

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