Definitions for worshipˈwɜr ʃɪp
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
wor•shipˈwɜr ʃɪp(n.; v.)-shiped or shipped, -ship•ing or -ship•ping.
(n.)reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred.
formal or ceremonious rendering of such honor and homage:
to attend worship on Sundays.
adoring reverence or regard.
the object of adoring reverence or regard.
(cap.)Brit. and Canadian.a title of honor used of certain magistrates and others of high rank or station (usu. prec. by Your, His, or Her).
(v.t.)to render religious reverence and homage to.
to feel an adoring reverence or regard for (any person or thing).
(v.i.)to render religious reverence and homage, as to a deity.
to attend services of divine worship.
to feel an adoring reverence or regard.
Origin of worship:
bef. 900; (n.) ME wors(c)hipe, worthssipe, OE worthscipe, var. of weorthscipe; see worth1, -ship
the activity of worshipping
a feeling of profound love and admiration
idolize, idolise, worship, hero-worship, revere(verb)
love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol
"Many teenagers idolized the Beatles"
show devotion to (a deity)
"Many Hindus worship Shiva"
attend religious services
"They worship in the traditional manner"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the practice of worshiping a god
They knelt in worship.
to pray to honor a god
Let us worship.; They worship many gods.
to love and admire very much
He worshiped his grandfather.
The condition of being worthy; honour, distinction.
The devotion accorded to a deity or to a sacred object
The religious ceremonies that express this devotion
The ardent love of a person
To honor and adore, especially as a deity.
To participate in religious ceremonies.
A form of address of a mayor and other dignitaries
A form of address of a mayor.
Origin: weorþscipe, corresponding to .
excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness
honor; respect; civil deference
hence, a title of honor, used in addresses to certain magistrates and others of rank or station
the act of paying divine honors to the Supreme Being; religious reverence and homage; adoration, or acts of reverence, paid to God, or a being viewed as God
obsequious or submissive respect; extravagant admiration; adoration
an object of worship
to respect; to honor; to treat with civil reverence
to pay divine honors to; to reverence with supreme respect and veneration; to perform religious exercises in honor of; to adore; to venerate
to honor with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize
to perform acts of homage or adoration; esp., to perform religious service
Worship is an act of religious devotion usually directed towards a deity. The word is derived from the Old English worthscipe, meaning worthiness or worth-ship—to give, at its simplest, worth to something. Evelyn Underhill defines worship thus: "The absolute acknowledgment of all that lies beyond us—the glory that fills heaven and earth. It is the response that conscious beings make to their Creator, to the Eternal Reality from which they came forth; to God, however they may think of Him or recognize Him, and whether He be realized through religion, through nature, through history, through science, art, or human life and character." Worship asserts the reality of its object and defines its meaning by reference to it. An act of worship may be performed individually, in an informal or formal group, or by a designated leader.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'worship' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4501
Rank popularity for the word 'worship' in Nouns Frequency: #2468
Translations for worship
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to pay great honour to
to worship God.
- eer, aanbidAfrikaans
- adorarPortuguese (BR)
- tilbede; dyrkeDanish
- λατρεύω, τιμώGreek
- adorar, rendir culto (a)Spanish
- kummardama, teenimaEstonian
- عبادت کردن؛ پرستش کردنFarsi
- उपासना करनाHindi
- obožavati, štovatiCroatian
- delta i gudstjeneste, dyrkeNorwegian
- عبادت کردن؛ پرستش کردنPersian
- لمانځل كېدل، معبود ګرځېدلPashto
- a adoraRomanian
- dyrka, tillbe[dja]Swedish
- ibadet etmek, dua etmek, tapınmakTurkish
- 崇拜Chinese (Trad.)
- поклонятися, шануватиUkrainian
- عبادت کرناUrdu
- 崇拜Chinese (Simp.)
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