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

How to pronounce worship?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say worship in sign language?

  1. worship

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. Anuj Somany:

    A person who goes often to the temple or any worship place must have ample committed sins to be absolved of for oneself.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Without faith it is impossible to please God Almighty (Hebrews 11:6). That is to say, you can worship God without faith. But, until and unless you are faithful you cannot please him. -Emeasoba George

  3. John Owen:

    The foundation of true holiness and true Christian worship is the doctrine of the gospel, what we are to believe. So when Christian doctrine is neglected, forsaken, or corrupted, true holiness and worship will also be neglected, forsaken, and corrupted.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    You are the ultimate luxury. There is a great altar of love in me, you are so beautiful that you want to worship and kiss your feet, bow and bow before your divine beauty, there are powerful vibrations of love emanating from my soul, these are powerful signals of a deep obsession with love. The fire of my infinite love for you will illuminate and burn this world and hundreds of billions of worlds around me, my love is deeper than the universe itself, my whole inner world is dedicated only to you alone, all my thinking is crazy and dreams of you, everything says in me that I need only you are one among all worlds and universes. It seems to me that my penis will explode with horny, the heart will not sustain a huge amount of love, and the mind will go crazy. Thoughts about you are a cute sweet erotic of true love feelings. My heart is the soul of the soul and my male sexual organ are completely in love with you, it is useless to even try to fall in love with another, it is absolutely useless, because I only want you alone in the whole universe. The taste of your kisses is the taste of your sweet tender soul, these are kisses of higher and at the same time deep feelings. I want to thoroughly insatiably lick and kiss literally every millimeter of your body and soul. From your kiss and touch, I fly away to nirvana, it's a billion times better than sex is a taste of true love, a trillion times better than anything else in this universe. Emotions are amplified trillions of times and the heart is supposedly stopping now from a high amount of heartbeat, adrenaline of love and happiness is going through the roof. I feel nothing but love, passion, excitement and delight, only true happiness from the fact that you are with me. You are my erotic sex muse of true love, erotic relaxation music. You are a flame that caresses, but does not burn. Cold, but sweet like an ice cream you quickly conceal from caress, sweet as sugar. You are a masterpiece of confectionery, a divine dessert, too much juicy and sweet as the most expensive, precious delicacy of the highest pleasure. Seconds with you are priceless, it seems that life has not lived in vain. I would have pounced like a wild lion on you with kisses. You have the sweetest skin tone, the rarest and the most perfect one for the envy of all, so soft, tender, sensually sexy. It seems that the most beautiful and fashionable created for your image. My male sexual organ is in love only with you, he is obsessed with your beauty, he wants and loves you more and more powerful, every day he longs for you more and more and it cannot be stopped. I feel powerful to what extent you are beautiful. You are the supreme pleasure and bliss for my eyes, nerves, the heart seems to break from love, and the soul as if wants to escape from my body and have wild sex with your soul. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Proverb:

    The nearer the worship place, the farther from God

Images & Illustrations of worship

  1. worshipworshipworshipworshipworship

Popularity rank by frequency of use

worship#1#4940#10000

Translations for worship

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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
  • 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

Get even more translations for worship »

Translation

Find a translation for the worship definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these worship definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"worship." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 8 Aug. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/worship>.

Are we missing a good definition for worship? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for worship:


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.