the activity of worshipping
a feeling of profound love and admiration
idolize, idolise, worship, hero-worship, revere(verb)
love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol
"Many teenagers idolized the Beatles"
show devotion to (a deity)
"Many Hindus worship Shiva"
attend religious services
"They worship in the traditional manner"
The condition of being worthy; honour, distinction.
The devotion accorded to a deity or to a sacred object
The religious ceremonies that express this devotion
The ardent love of a person
To honor and adore, especially as a deity.
To participate in religious ceremonies.
A form of address of a mayor and other dignitaries
A form of address of a mayor.
Origin: weorþscipe, corresponding to .
excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness
honor; respect; civil deference
hence, a title of honor, used in addresses to certain magistrates and others of rank or station
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
obsequious or submissive respect; extravagant admiration; adoration
an object of worship
to respect; to honor; to treat with civil reverence
to pay divine honors to; to reverence with supreme respect and veneration; to perform religious exercises in honor of; to adore; to venerate
to honor with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize
to perform acts of homage or adoration; esp., to perform religious service
Origin: [OE. worshipe, wurscipe, AS. weorscipe; weor worth + -scipe -ship. See Worth, a., and -ship.]
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
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. weorthscipe—weorth, wurth, worth, affix -scipe, -ship.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'worship' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4501
Rank popularity for the word 'worship' in Nouns Frequency: #2468
The numerical value of worship in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of worship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- عبد, عبادةArabic
- পূজা করাBengali
- adoració, adorar, culte, veneració, venerarCatalan, Valencian
- bohoslužba, uctívání, uctívatCzech
- verehren, Verehrung, Anbetung, anbeten, GottesdienstGerman
- palvontamenot, palvoa, palvonta, jumalanpalvelusFinnish
- vénérer, adoration, culte, adorer, vénérationFrench
- dèan adhradh, adhradhScottish Gaelic
- עבד לאל, סגד, עבודת האל, עבודה, סגידה, עבד ל..., הערצהHebrew
- adorare, celebrare, venerazione, culto, venerare, ardore, adorazione, deificareItalian
- 礼拝, 崇拝Japanese
- cultuação, venerar, culto, adorar, adoraçãoPortuguese
- поклоня́ться, почита́ние, богослуже́ние, благогове́ть, боготворе́ние, поклоне́ние, благогове́ние, боготвори́ть, почита́ть, обожа́ниеRussian
- slaviti, славити, obožavati, обожаватиSerbo-Croatian
- dyrka, tillbedjan, tillbe, dyrkanSwedish
- tapınma, tapma, ibadet, tapmakTurkish
- عبادت, پرستش, پوجاUrdu
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