- reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred.
- formal or ceremonious rendering of such honor and homage: They attended worship this morning.
- adoring reverence or regard: excessive worship of business success.
- the object of adoring reverence or regard.
- (initial capital letter) British. a title of honor used in addressing or mentioning certain magistrates and others of high rank or station (usually preceded by Your, His, or Her).
- to render religious reverence and homage to.
- to feel an adoring reverence or regard for (any person or thing).
- to render religious reverence and homage, as to a deity.
- to attend services of divine worship.
- to feel an adoring reverence or regard.
Origin of worship
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Examples from the Web for worshiped
El Comandante used his Machiavellian bag of tricks to fuel a spoils system and political juggernaut that Venezuelans worshiped.Hugo Chávez’s House of Cards
March 7, 2013
Lawrence grew up in Louisville, Ky., where she worshiped Lucille Ball.Jennifer Lawrence on ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ ‘Hunger Games’ & More
November 19, 2012
“Guru are worshiped in a manner barely distinguishable from divine worship,” Arthur Koestler observed in The Lotus and the Robot.The Fugitive Guru
June 21, 2011
I saw it firsthand as a child in Indonesia, where devout Christians worshiped freely in an overwhelmingly Muslim country.Obama's Egypt Address
The Daily Beast Video
June 4, 2009
She liked gayety and admiration, and he liked her to be worshiped.The First Violin
She worshiped the dead broker, and his memory to her was sacred.Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
Crawford was but eighteen and a good fellow, but he had been worshiped a good deal.Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
John is worshiped pretty nigh, since his pluck with that smallpox man.
I've worshiped in this meetin' house ever sence I was a child.
- (tr) to show profound religious devotion and respect to; adore or venerate (God or any person or thing considered divine)
- (tr) to be devoted to and full of admiration for
- (intr) to have or express feelings of profound adoration
- (intr) to attend services for worship
- (tr) obsolete to honour
- religious adoration or devotion
- the formal expression of religious adoration; rites, prayers, etc
- admiring love or devotion
- archaic dignity or standing
- mainly British (preceded by Your, His, or Her) a title used to address or refer to a mayor, magistrate, or a person of similar high rank
Word Origin and History for worshiped
Old English worðscip, wurðscip (Anglian), weorðscipe (West Saxon) "condition of being worthy, honor, renown," from weorð "worthy" (see worth) + -scipe (see -ship). Sense of "reverence paid to a supernatural or divine being" is first recorded c.1300. The original sense is preserved in the title worshipful (c.1300).
c.1200, from worship (n.). Related: Worshipped; worshipping.