- 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
Synonyms for worshipSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for self-worshippride, arrogance, self-indulgence, greed, selfishness, self-absorption, narcissism, self-confidence, egotism, self-love, show, ostentation, pretension, airs, vainglory, affectation, display, conceitedness, smugness, self-worship
Examples from the Web for self-worship
Historical Examples of self-worship
It endangered the absoluteness of her self-belief and self-worship.The History of Sir Richard Calmady
Thus, this view leads to humanity-worship or rather to self-worship.Evolution
Joseph Le Conte
This free agency is nothing more than the self-worship of the poor slave.Goethe and Schiller
She tore herself away from her self-worship and quickly began to dress.A Bed of Roses
W. L. George
But self-worship and the craving for aggrandizement are in reality very uninspiring emotions.Gems (?) of German Thought
- (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
Word Origin for worship
- 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
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.