What does worship mean?

Definitions for worship
ˈwɜr ʃɪpwor·ship

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worship(noun)

    the activity of worshipping

  2. worship, adoration(verb)

    a feeling of profound love and admiration

  3. idolize, idolise, worship, hero-worship, revere(verb)

    love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol

    "Many teenagers idolized the Beatles"

  4. worship(verb)

    show devotion to (a deity)

    "Many Hindus worship Shiva"

  5. worship(verb)

    attend religious services

    "They worship in the traditional manner"

Wiktionary

  1. worship(Noun)

    The condition of being worthy; honour, distinction.

    Etymology: weorþscipe, corresponding to .

  2. worship(Noun)

    The devotion accorded to a deity or to a sacred object

    Etymology: weorþscipe, corresponding to .

  3. worship(Noun)

    The religious ceremonies that express this devotion

    Etymology: weorþscipe, corresponding to .

  4. worship(Noun)

    The ardent love of a person

    Etymology: weorþscipe, corresponding to .

  5. worship(Verb)

    To honor and adore, especially as a deity.

    Etymology: weorþscipe, corresponding to .

  6. worship(Verb)

    To participate in religious ceremonies.

    Etymology: weorþscipe, corresponding to .

  7. Worship(Noun)

    A form of address of a mayor and other dignitaries

    Etymology: weorþscipe, corresponding to .

  8. Worship(Noun)

    A form of address of a mayor.

    Etymology: weorþscipe, corresponding to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worship(adj)

    excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness

    Etymology: [OE. worshipe, wurscipe, AS. weorscipe; weor worth + -scipe -ship. See Worth, a., and -ship.]

  2. Worship(adj)

    honor; respect; civil deference

    Etymology: [OE. worshipe, wurscipe, AS. weorscipe; weor worth + -scipe -ship. See Worth, a., and -ship.]

  3. Worship(adj)

    hence, a title of honor, used in addresses to certain magistrates and others of rank or station

    Etymology: [OE. worshipe, wurscipe, AS. weorscipe; weor worth + -scipe -ship. See Worth, a., and -ship.]

  4. Worship(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. worshipe, wurscipe, AS. weorscipe; weor worth + -scipe -ship. See Worth, a., and -ship.]

  5. Worship(adj)

    obsequious or submissive respect; extravagant admiration; adoration

    Etymology: [OE. worshipe, wurscipe, AS. weorscipe; weor worth + -scipe -ship. See Worth, a., and -ship.]

  6. Worship(adj)

    an object of worship

    Etymology: [OE. worshipe, wurscipe, AS. weorscipe; weor worth + -scipe -ship. See Worth, a., and -ship.]

  7. Worship(verb)

    to respect; to honor; to treat with civil reverence

    Etymology: [OE. worshipe, wurscipe, AS. weorscipe; weor worth + -scipe -ship. See Worth, a., and -ship.]

  8. Worship(verb)

    to pay divine honors to; to reverence with supreme respect and veneration; to perform religious exercises in honor of; to adore; to venerate

    Etymology: [OE. worshipe, wurscipe, AS. weorscipe; weor worth + -scipe -ship. See Worth, a., and -ship.]

  9. Worship(verb)

    to honor with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize

    Etymology: [OE. worshipe, wurscipe, AS. weorscipe; weor worth + -scipe -ship. See Worth, a., and -ship.]

  10. Worship(verb)

    to perform acts of homage or adoration; esp., to perform religious service

    Etymology: [OE. worshipe, wurscipe, AS. weorscipe; weor worth + -scipe -ship. See Worth, a., and -ship.]

Freebase

  1. Worship

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Worship

    wur′ship, n. religious service: fervent esteem: adoration paid to God: a title of honour in addressing certain magistrates, &c.: submissive respect.—v.t. to respect highly: to treat with civil reverence: to pay divine honours to: to adore or idolise.—v.i. to perform acts of adoration: to perform religious service:—pr.p. wor′shipping; pa.t. and pa.p. wor′shipped.adjs. Wor′shipable, Wor′shipful, worthy of worship or honour, used as a term of respect.—adv. Wor′shipfully.—n. Wor′shipfulness.—adj. Wor′shipless, destitute of worship or worshippers.—n. Wor′shipper.—House, or Place, of worship, a church or chapel. [A.S. weorthscipeweorth, wurth, worth, affix -scipe, -ship.]

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'worship' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4501

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'worship' in Nouns Frequency: #2468

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of worship in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of worship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of worship in a Sentence

  1. Vanna Bonta:

    People who worship only themselves get a slick, polished look -- like monuments. Too bad they had to go so soon.

  2. Erich Fromm:

    Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. Patriotism is its cult. It should hardly be necessary to say, that by patriotism I mean that attitude which puts the own nation above humanity, above the principles of truth and justice; not the loving interest in one's own nation, which is the concern with the nation's spiritual as much as with its material welfare --never with its power over other nations. Just as love for one individual which excludes the love for others is not love, love for one's country which is not part of one's love for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship.

  3. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar:

    I shall have no faith in Rama and Krishna who are believed to be incarnation of God nor shall I worship them. I thereby reject my old religion, Hinduism, which is detrimental to the prosperity of human kind and which discriminates between man and man and which treats me as inferior.

  4. Sri Lanka:

    St. Joseph shows us the importance of transcending religious divisions in the service of peace, as the life of St. Joseph Vaz teaches us, genuine worship of God bears fruit not in discrimination, hatred and violence, but in respect for the sacredness of life, respect for the dignity and freedom of others, and loving commitment to the welfare of all.

  5. Sinclair B. Ferguson (1948- ):

    For worship is, essentially, the reverse of sin. Sin began (and begins) when we succumb to the temptation, "You shall be as gods." We make ourselves the center of the universe and dethrone God. By contrast, worship is giving God his true worth; it is acknowledging Him to be the Lord of all things, and the Lord of everything in our lives. He is, indeed, the Most High God!”

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Translations for worship

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  • عبد, عبادةArabic
  • পূজা করাBengali
  • adoració, adorar, culte, veneració, venerarCatalan, Valencian
  • bohoslužba, uctívání, uctívatCzech
  • tilbedelseDanish
  • verehren, Verehrung, Anbetung, anbeten, GottesdienstGerman
  • λατρείαGreek
  • adoraciónSpanish
  • palvontamenot, palvoa, palvonta, jumalanpalvelusFinnish
  • vénérer, adoration, culte, adorer, vénérationFrench
  • dèan adhradh, adhradhScottish Gaelic
  • עבד לאל, סגד, עבודת האל, עבודה, סגידה, עבד ל..., הערצהHebrew
  • पूजाHindi
  • imádHungarian
  • պաշտօնArmenian
  • adorare, celebrare, venerazione, culto, venerare, ardore, adorazione, deificareItalian
  • פולחןHebrew
  • 礼拝, 崇拝Japanese
  • 예배Korean
  • peristinKurdish
  • cultumLatin
  • vererenDutch
  • tilbedelseNorwegian
  • czcićPolish
  • cultuação, venerar, culto, adorar, adoraçãoPortuguese
  • închinaRomanian
  • поклоня́ться, почита́ние, богослуже́ние, благогове́ть, боготворе́ние, поклоне́ние, благогове́ние, боготвори́ть, почита́ть, обожа́ниеRussian
  • slaviti, славити, obožavati, обожаватиSerbo-Croatian
  • dyrka, tillbedjan, tillbe, dyrkanSwedish
  • abuduSwahili
  • வழிபாடுTamil
  • tapınma, tapma, ibadet, tapmakTurkish
  • عبادت, پرستش, پوجاUrdu
  • topinmoqUzbek
  • 崇拜Chinese

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  • Walter Taylor
    how can i worship Jesus Christ whin i am by my self email is Walter.Taylor34@Gmail.Com to contact me on thit Ok
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