Definitions for reverenceˈrɛv ər əns, ˈrɛv rəns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rev•er•enceˈrɛv ər əns, ˈrɛv rəns(n.; v.)-enced, -enc•ing.

  1. (n.)a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration.

  2. the outward manifestation of this feeling:

    to pay reverence.

  3. a gesture indicative of deep respect; an obeisance, bow, or curtsy.

  4. the state of being revered.

  5. (cap.) a title used in addressing or mentioning a member of the clergy (usu. prec. by Your, His, or Her).

    Category: Religion

  6. (v.t.)to regard or treat with reverence; venerate; revere.

Origin of reverence:

1250–1300; ME < L reverentia. See revere1, -ence


Princeton's WordNet

  1. fear, reverence, awe, veneration(noun)

    a feeling of profound respect for someone or something

    "the fear of God"; "the Chinese reverence for the dead"; "the French treat food with gentle reverence"; "his respect for the law bordered on veneration"

  2. reverence(noun)

    a reverent mental attitude

  3. reverence(verb)

    an act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)

  4. reverence, fear, revere, venerate(verb)

    regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of

    "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"


  1. reverence(Noun)

    Veneration; profound awe and respect, normally in a sacred context.

  2. reverence(Noun)

    An act of showing respect, such as a bow.

  3. reverence(Noun)

    The state of being revered.

  4. reverence(Noun)

    A form of address for some members of the clergy.

    Your reverence

  5. reverence(Verb)

    To show reverence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reverence(noun)

    profound respect and esteem mingled with fear and affection, as for a holy being or place; the disposition to revere; veneration

  2. Reverence(noun)

    the act of revering; a token of respect or veneration; an obeisance

  3. Reverence(noun)

    that which deserves or exacts manifestations of reverence; reverend character; dignity; state

  4. Reverence(noun)

    a person entitled to be revered; -- a title applied to priests or other ministers with the pronouns his or your; sometimes poetically to a father

  5. Reverence(verb)

    to regard or treat with reverence; to regard with respect and affection mingled with fear; to venerate


  1. Reverence

    Reverence is Faithless' first album, released in April 1996 and then reissued in October. The album contains several singles that have subsequently become Faithless classics, such as "Don't Leave", "Salva Mea", and "Insomnia". The album reached #26 in the UK charts. In 1996 the album was re-released as Reverence / Irreverence containing an extra CD with remixes of the original songs. Closing track "Drifting Away" has become well known for its use in Channel 4 comedy series Trigger Happy TV.

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great respect

He was held in reverence by those who worked for him.

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