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. worshipnoun

    the activity of worshipping

  2. worship, adorationverb

    a feeling of profound love and admiration

  3. idolize, idolise, worship, hero-worship, revereverb

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

    "Many teenagers idolized the Beatles"

  4. worshipverb

    show devotion to (a deity)

    "Many Hindus worship Shiva"

  5. worshipverb

    attend religious services

    "They worship in the traditional manner"

Wiktionary

  1. worshipnoun

    The condition of being worthy; honour, distinction.

    Etymology: weorþscipe, corresponding to .

  2. worshipnoun

    The devotion accorded to a deity or to a sacred object

    Etymology: weorþscipe, corresponding to .

  3. worshipnoun

    The religious ceremonies that express this devotion

    Etymology: weorþscipe, corresponding to .

  4. worshipnoun

    The ardent love of a person

    Etymology: weorþscipe, corresponding to .

  5. worshipverb

    To honor and adore, especially as a deity.

    Etymology: weorþscipe, corresponding to .

  6. worshipverb

    To participate in religious ceremonies.

    Etymology: weorþscipe, corresponding to .

  7. Worshipnoun

    A form of address of a mayor and other dignitaries

    Etymology: weorþscipe, corresponding to .

  8. Worshipnoun

    A form of address of a mayor.

    Etymology: weorþscipe, corresponding to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worshipadjective

    excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness

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

  2. Worshipadjective

    honor; respect; civil deference

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

  3. Worshipadjective

    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. Worshipadjective

    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. Worshipadjective

    obsequious or submissive respect; extravagant admiration; adoration

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

  6. Worshipadjective

    an object of worship

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

  7. Worshipverb

    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. Worshipverb

    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. Worshipverb

    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. Worshipverb

    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. John Calvin:

    The sum is, that the worship of God must be spiritual, in order that it may correspond with His nature. For although Moses only speaks of idolatry, yet there is no doubt but that by synecdoche, as in all the rest of the law, he condemns all fictitious services which men in their ingenuity have invented.

  2. Steven Pinker:

    Ancestor worship must be an appealing idea to those who are about to become ancestors.

  3. Commissioner Sunila Thomas George:

    There are circumstances where places of worship hold activities at their facilities or in their buildings that are purely secular events.

  4. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz:

    Those who are persecuting Kim Davis believe that Christians should not serve in public office. That is the consequence of their position. Or, if Christians do serve in pubic office, they must disregard their religious faith -- or be sent to jail, kim Davis should not be in jail. We are a country founded on Judeo-Christian values, founded by those fleeing religious oppression and seeking a land where we could worship God and live according to our faith, without being imprisoned for doing so.

  5. Woodrow Wilson:

    Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.

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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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