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.

  2. worship(Noun)

    The devotion accorded to a deity or to a sacred object

  3. worship(Noun)

    The religious ceremonies that express this devotion

  4. worship(Noun)

    The ardent love of a person

  5. worship(Verb)

    To honor and adore, especially as a deity.

  6. worship(Verb)

    To participate in religious ceremonies.

  7. Worship(Noun)

    A form of address of a mayor and other dignitaries

  8. Worship(Noun)

    A form of address of a mayor.

  9. Origin: weorþscipe, corresponding to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worship(adj)

    excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness

  2. Worship(adj)

    honor; respect; civil deference

  3. Worship(adj)

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

  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

  5. Worship(adj)

    obsequious or submissive respect; extravagant admiration; adoration

  6. Worship(adj)

    an object of worship

  7. Worship(verb)

    to respect; to honor; to treat with civil reverence

  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

  9. Worship(verb)

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

  10. Worship(verb)

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

  11. Origin: [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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How to say worship in sign language?

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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. Art Buchwald:

    I worship the quicksand he walks in.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Service is the highest form of worship.

  3. Vanna Bonta:

    Self worship is different from self love.

  4. H. L. Mencken:

    Democracy: The worship of jackals by jackasses.

  5. Henry Ward Beecher:

    I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.

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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
  • imádHungarian
  • պաշտօնArmenian
  • adorare, celebrare, venerazione, culto, venerare, ardore, adorazione, deificareItalian
  • פולחןHebrew
  • 礼拝, 崇拝Japanese
  • 예배Korean
  • peristinKurdish
  • cultumLatin
  • vererenDutch
  • 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

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