verb (used with object), wor·shiped, wor·ship·ing or (especially British) wor·shipped, wor·ship·ping.
verb (used without object), wor·shiped, wor·ship·ing or (especially British) wor·shipped, wor·ship·ping.
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
verb -ships, -shipping or -shipped or US -ships, -shiping or -shiped
Word Origin for worship
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.