What does veneration mean?

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


  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


  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


  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

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