What does worship mean?

Definitions for worship
ˈwɜr ʃɪpwor·ship

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

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.]

British National Corpus

  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. Sri Lanka:

    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.

  2. David Saperstein:

    During my visit in August, I found that despite widespread continuing government abuses and restrictions, many place of worship were nonetheless full and flourishing, in areas of the country where the government's hand was lighter, faith-based social service and welfare agencies operate homeless shelters, orphanages, soup kitchens, and made highly positive contributions to the well-being of their society.

  3. Daniel J. Boorstin:

    Celebrity-worship and hero-worship should not be confused. Yet we confuse them every day, and by doing so we come dangerously close to depriving ourselves of all real models. We lose sight of the men and women who do not simply seem great because they are famous but are famous because they are great. We come closer and closer to degrading all fame into notoriety.

  4. Ben Smith:

    I want our folks and folks who come to visit here to feel safe, to know there’s something in place and you can come here and worship and you can also be safe while you’re here.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Aged women go to temple very less for worship and more for gossip about their respective daughter-in-laws.

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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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