What does reverence mean?

Definitions for reverenceˈrɛv ər əns, ˈrɛv rəns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word reverence.

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. reverence

    To show and demonstrate respect.

    The congregation showed their reverence to their god through their prayer in church and showing reverence to every animal and being on the planet.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reverence in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reverence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pythagoras:

    Above all things, reverence yourself.

  2. Albert Schweitzer:

    Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.

  3. Oprah Winfrey:

    Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life's blessings.

  4. Henry Bolingbroke:

    Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.

  5. Lord Tennyson:

    Self-reverence, self knowledge, self-control. These three alone lead life to sovereign power.

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