- 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 worship
Related Words for worshipingadoration, ritual, prayer, rite, devotion, canonize, idolize, admire, venerate, adore, chant, sing, revere, celebrate, love, adulation, genuflection, respect, idolatry, prostration
Examples from the Web for worshiping
Contemporary Examples of worshiping
Romney was raised in the Detroit suburbs as an Al Kaline–worshiping Tigers fan.Jock the Vote
July 7, 2011
Historical Examples of worshiping
He was worshiping not the animal-headed idols, but the attributes which they personified.The Cat of Bubastes
G. A. Henty
And yet if he could be "turned to a coal," why should she go on worshiping him?
It may be observed that he here confounded washing with worshiping.The Gypsies
Charles G. Leland
Just as John was coming home to her, and she worshiping him so, and he her!At Pinney's Ranch
This is the idol we are worshiping instead of the true and only God.The Right Knock
- (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.