- 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 worshipped
As a child, he worshipped leaders like Malcolm X and remembers having imagining Africa as a mythical place.Death Metal Angola: Heavy Metal in War-Torn Africa
November 21, 2014
She then expressed her annoyance that the leader of the Oklahoma mosque where Nolan had worshipped refused to appear on her show.Megyn Kelly’s Really Scary Muslim
October 5, 2014
For almost 40 years Father Alec Reid lived and worshipped at the Clonard Monastery off the Falls Road in West Belfast.Week in Death: The Peacemaker Priest
November 24, 2013
From the earliest days of Christianity, Christians have lived and worshipped in Syria.Syria’s Christians Flee Kidnappings, Rape, Executions
November 19, 2013
But perhaps what Indian women really want is not to be worshipped, but merely to be treated the same as other human beings.A Nation of Onlookers: India’s Violence Against Women and America’s Guns
December 22, 2012
The Graces were often worshipped in the same temple with the Muses.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
In those days, the Jews, like all other people, worshipped many gods.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
Yet for many years he had taken the risk, and worshipped on as his fathers did before him.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
The beautiful creature he worshipped was either lost or dead; Sing had said so.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Next to the market is the place where the gods of the city were worshipped.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae
- (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 worshipped
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.