- 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 worshiper
Contemporary Examples of worshiper
Lost co-creator and Harry Potter worshiper Damon Lindelof expected to love Deathly Hallows.
Lost co-creator and Harry Potter worshiper, Damon Lindelof, expected to love Deathly Hallows.
Historical Examples of worshiper
He was a worshiper of language for its own sake and cast a vote accordingly.In a Little Town
The Egyptian beholder and worshiper was not to be attracted and charmed, but overwhelmed.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
But neither of them know, as does their worshiper and lover, what lies on the other side of the moon.Visions and Revisions
John Cowper Powys
It enables every one who comes into the church to be a worshiper.The Worship of the Church
Jacob A. Regester
The Church bell then rings, and ere it stops every worshiper is seated.The Story of John G. Paton
- (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.