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What does worship mean?
Worship is the honor and reverence given to a god or sacred object, as in The holy men would not allow anyone to interrupt their worship of the gods.
Worship can also refer to the formal act or ceremony in which a person gives such reverence, as in The family attended worship yesterday.
Worship can be used more generally to refer to passionate adoration or devotion of anything, as in I am sometimes disturbed by the creepy worship of celebrities.
As a verb, worship can be used in both the religious sense, as in worshipping nature, or the secular sense, as in worshiping the musician at every concert.
In American English, worshiped and worshipping are spelled with only one P, while in British English they are spelled with two P’s (worshipped, worshipping).
Self-worship is used to refer to someone who reveres or adores themselves, as in The dozens of flattering self-portraits were just one example of the king’s self-worship.
Example: My sister worships her cats and is always buying fancy gifts for them.
Where does worship come from?
The first records of worship come from before the year 900. It comes from the Old English weorthscipe, formed from the word worth, meaning “good” or “important,” and the suffix -ship, indicating a condition or character. If you worship someone or something, you think they or it is important enough to be revered or idolized.
The word worship is used to discuss religion and will often appear in religious texts. Practicing a religion often includes honoring a god, multiple gods, or nature. Religious worship can involve things like prayer or meditation during which you express your devotion to a supreme being or force. Churches, synagogues, and mosques are described as “places of worship” because they are the location where you would typically go to honor your God.
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What are some other forms related to worship?
- worshiper (noun)
- worshipper (noun)
- worshipingly (adverb)
- misworship (verb)
- preworship (noun)
- self-worship (noun)
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How is worship used in real life?
Worship is commonly used to refer to religion or a person’s relationship with a supreme being. Outside of religion, worship is used to mean that a person intensely adores or reveres someone or something.
The #GospelOfTheDay (Mt 2:1-12) teaches us that, when we do not worship God, we end up worshiping ourselves. This is a grave risk: we use God instead of serving Him.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) January 6, 2020
We in India have a strong tradition of living in harmony with nature. We worship nature: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 4, 2016
HAHAHA I WORSHIP THE GROUND TAYLOR SWIFT WALKS ON HAHAHAH
— Olivia Rodrigo (@Olivia_Rodrigo) March 22, 2020
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Is worship used correctly in the following sentence?
Ancient Romans worshiped many gods and gave sacrifices to them at their temples to show their reverence.
How to use worship in a sentence
Newsom settled the issue after county supervisors asked the state to discount SDSU’s high infection rate from the county total to avoid reverting back to restrictions on businesses and worship centers.Morning Report: Lincoln Abruptly Canceled AP Class|Voice of San Diego|September 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Indoor shopping centers could still operate at 25 percent capacity, but restaurants, houses of worship, museums and gyms would have to move all operations outdoors.Morning Report: The Dreaded Purple Tier|Voice of San Diego|September 16, 2020|Voice of San Diego
It was one of the strictest in the world, with the government confining people to their homes, suspending transport networks, and closing almost all businesses, offices, and places of worship.India tried to tame COVID-19 by sacrificing its economy. It got the worst of both worlds instead|Grady McGregor|September 1, 2020|Fortune
Outside of movie theaters and places of worship, one of the first spaces to open as states started rolling back stay-at-home orders back in mid-May were … gyms.Clean, Lean, Mean Machines: 5 Super COVID-Safe Gyms|Joshua Eferighe|August 28, 2020|Ozy
From giving at your place of worship to volunteering at your local food bank to making sure that when you get takeout it’s not from a big chain, neighborhood acts make a difference.Sunday Magazine: A World in Need|Daniel Malloy|August 16, 2020|Ozy
Some people worship money, some people worship power, and lots of people worship themselves.
Are we actually taking into account what some people worship?
His constant worship of his wife stands in stark contrast to scandals of the domestic nature in other sports.The Story of the World’s Greatest Cricket Player|William O’Connor|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A long-running argument exists over whether Christians and Muslims worship the same God.Does Pope Francis Believe Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?|Jay Parini|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The worship of some of these deities appears to have included orgiastic rituals: music, wine, sex.Meet Krampus, the Seriously Bad Santa|Jay Michaelson|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her exquisite, frail beauty held a strength that mocked the worship in his eyes and voice.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
To swear by his name is not to do sacrifice; and is therefore to perform another part of his worship.
In addition to the great chief temple, there were many smaller places of worship, with bell and tablet houses.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
Perhaps he is a little conscious of his charm; if so, it is hardly his fault, for hero-worship has been his lot from boyhood.First Plays|A. A. Milne
It is a part of religious worship, and claims that solemnity of mind that is due to every religious service.