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worship

[ wur-ship ]
/ ˈwɜr ʃɪp /
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noun

verb (used with object), wor·shiped, wor·ship·ing or (especially British) wor·shipped, wor·ship·ping.

to render religious reverence and homage to.
to feel an adoring reverence or regard for (any person or thing).

verb (used without object), wor·shiped, wor·ship·ing or (especially British) wor·shipped, wor·ship·ping.

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Origin of worship

First recorded before 900; Middle English noun wors(c)hipe, worthssipe, Old English worthscipe, variant of weorthscipe; Middle English verb derivative of the noun; see origin at worth1, -ship

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British Dictionary definitions for worship (1 of 2)

worship
/ (ˈwɜːʃɪp) /

verb -ships, -shipping or -shipped or US -ships, -shiping or -shiped

noun

Derived forms of worship

worshipable, adjectiveworshipper, noun

Word Origin for worship

Old English weorthscipe, from worth 1 + -ship

British Dictionary definitions for worship (2 of 2)

Worship
/ (ˈwɜːʃɪp) /

noun

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
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