Definitions for venerationˌvɛn əˈreɪ ʃən

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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. idolatry, devotion, veneration, cultism(noun)

    religious zeal; the willingness to serve God

Wiktionary

  1. veneration(Noun)

    The act of venerating or the state of being venerated.

  2. veneration(Noun)

    Profound reverence, respect or awe.

  3. veneration(Noun)

    Religious zeal, idolatry or devotion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Veneration(noun)

    the act of venerating, or the state of being venerated; the highest degree of respect and reverence; respect mingled with awe; a feeling or sentimental excited by the dignity, wisdom, or superiority of a person, by sacredness of character, by consecration to sacred services, or by hallowed associations

Freebase

  1. Veneration

    Veneration, or veneration of saints, is the act of honoring a saint, a person who has been identified as having a high degree of sanctity or holiness. Angels are shown similar veneration in many religions. Philologically, "to venerate" derives from the Latin verb, venerare, meaning to regard with reverence and respect. Veneration of saints is practiced, formally or informally, by adherents of some branches of all major religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, and Buddhism. Within Christianity, veneration is practiced by groups such as the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic, and Eastern Catholic Churches, all of which have varying types of canonization or glorification procedures. In some Christian denominations, veneration is shown outwardly by respectfully bowing or making the sign of the cross before a saint's icon, relics, or statue, or by going on pilgrimage to sites associated with saints. The practice of veneration is deemed heretical by iconoclastic denominations. In Judaism, there is no classical or formal recognition of saints, but there is a long history of reverence shown toward biblical heroes and martyrs. In some regions, for example within Judaism in Morocco, there is a long and widespread tradition of saint veneration.

Anagrams for veneration »

  1. enervation, Evertonian

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of veneration in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of veneration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Jean Nathan:

    Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

  2. Immanuel Kant, Critique of Practical Reason:

    The inscrutable wisdom through which we exist is not less worthy of veneration in respect to what it denies us than in respect to what it has granted.

  3. Nadine Gordimer:

    In a democracy -- even if it is a so-called democracy like our white-?litist one -- the greatest veneration one can show the rule of law is to keep a watch on it, and to reserve the right to judge unjust laws and the subversion of the function of the law by the power of the state. That vigilance is the most important proof of respect for the law.

  4. Alexis DeTocqueville:

    This Rock has become an object of veneration in the United States. I have seen bits of it carefully preserved in several towns in the Union. Does this sufficiently show that all human power and greatness is in the soul of man? Here is a stone which the feet of a few outcasts pressed for an instant; and the stone becomes famous; it is treasured by a great nation; its very dust is shared as a relic.

  5. James Madison:

    Is it not the glory of the people of America, that, whilst they have paid a decent regard to the opinions of former times and other nations, they have not suffered a blind veneration for antiquity, for custom, or for names, to overrule the suggestions of their own good sense, the knowledge of their own situation, and the lessons of their own experience? To this manly spirit, posterity will be indebted for the possession, and the world for the example, of the numerous innovations displayed on the American theatre, in favor of private rights and public happiness.

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