worship

  • 1 WORSHIP — WORSHIP, service rendered to God and comprehending both the attitude of reverence and love toward the Deity and the activity – in conduct as well as ritual – in which the homage finds expression. Terminology The biblical vocabulary of worship is… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 2 Worship — Wor ship, n. [OE. worshipe, wur[eth]scipe, AS. weor[eth]scipe; weor[eth] worth + scipe ship. See {Worth}, a., and { ship}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] A man of worship and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 worship — [wʉr′ship] n. [ME worschip < OE weorthscipe, honor, dignity, worship: see WORTH1 & SHIP] 1. a) reverence or devotion for a deity; religious homage or veneration b) a church service or other rite showing this 2. extreme devotion or intense …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Worship — Wor ship, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Worshiped}{Worshipped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Worshiping} or {Worshipping}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To respect; to honor; to treat with civil reverence. [Obsoles.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Our grave . . . shall have a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Worship — Wor ship, v. i. To perform acts of homage or adoration; esp., to perform religious service. [1913 Webster] Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. John iv. 20. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 worship — n adoration, veneration, reverence (see under REVERE vb) Analogous words: *honor, homage, obeisance: respect, *regard, esteem, admiration Contrasted words: *profanation, desecration, sacrilege: execration, cursing (see corresponding verbs at… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 worship — [n] honoring, glorification adoration, adulation, awe, beatification, benediction, chapel, church service, deification, devotion, exaltation, genuflection, glory, homage, honor, idolatry, idolization, invocation, laudation, love, offering, praise …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 worship — ► NOUN 1) the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity. 2) religious rites and ceremonies. 3) great admiration or devotion. 4) (His/Your Worship) chiefly Brit. a title of respect for a magistrate or mayor. ► VERB (worshipped …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Worship — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Funeral Doom Gründung 1998 Gründungsmitglieder …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 10 worship — index honor (outward respect), regard (hold in esteem), respect Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 worship — (n.) O.E. worðscip, wurðscip (Anglian), weorðscipe (W.Saxon) condition of being worthy, honor, renown, from weorð worthy (see WORTH (Cf. worth)) + scipe (see SHIP (Cf. ship)). Sense of reverence paid to a supernatural or divine being is first… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 worship — has inflected forms worshipped, worshipping, and a derivative form worshipper in BrE, and often worshiped, worshiping, worshiper in AmE …

    Modern English usage

  • 13 worship — worshiper, n. worshipingly, adv. /werr ship/, n., v., worshiped, worshiping or (esp. Brit.) worshipped, worshipping. n. 1. reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred. 2. formal or ceremonious… …

    Universalium

  • 14 Worship — This article refers to the religious act. For the album by Michael W. Smith see Worship (album). For the style see Worship (style). [ Charles Sprague Pearce (1896). Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.] Worship usually… …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 worship — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ daily, regular ▪ evening, morning ▪ Sunday ▪ public ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 worship — 01. Katie [worships] her big brother, and follows him everywhere around the house. 02. They go to church every Sunday to [worship] their god. 03. Their family business is closed on days of [worship]. 04. A group of Jews [worshipping] at the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 Worship —    Our word worship is the modern form of the early English word worthship. And while the word was originally used to denote honor or respect paid to any one worthy of it, it came in time to be used exclusively of the giving of honor to God, of… …

    American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 18 worship — I n. 1) ancestor; hero; idol; nature; public worship 2) (misc.) a house of worship II v. 1) to worship reverently 2) (D; tr.) to worship as (to worship smb. as a god) 3) (misc.) I worship the ground you walk on * * * [ wɜːʃɪp] hero …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 worship — wor|ship1 [ˈwə:ʃıp US ˈwə:r ] v past tense and past participle worshipped present participle worshipping also worshiped worshiping AmE 1.) [I and T] to show respect and love for a god, especially by praying in a religious building ▪ They all… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 Worship — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Worship >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 worship worship adoration devotion aspiration homage service humiliation Sgm: N 1 kneeling kneeling genuflection prostration GRP: N 2 …

    English dictionary for students


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