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 worshippingcanonize, idolize, admire, venerate, adore, chant, sing, revere, celebrate, love, reverence, magnify, sanctify, deify, laud, exalt, adulate, esteem, praise, respect
Examples from the Web for worshipping
Contemporary Examples of worshipping
Half of our music and all of our dancing is just about worshipping, praising, staring at and waxing poetic about the human ass.Kim Kardashian Bares Her Shiny, Bounteous Butt, Breaks the Internet
November 12, 2014
They want to be pushed by their mistress into doing things they would never do, like worshipping another man.The Cuckolding Fetish: When Your Wife’s Cheating Turns You On
February 22, 2014
Instead I opt to place my own scarf over my head out of respect for those who are worshipping.
He tells me it is a makeshift mosque—meant for those who have been barred from worshipping at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
“Worshipping in private,” as Obama does, comes off as just another form of annoying elitism.Obama's Morning-After Plan
November 1, 2010
Historical Examples of worshipping
I do not mean that in Mary Osborne I had been worshipping the finite.Wilfrid Cumbermede
I who was worshipping every inch of him, and every word he spoke.Where Angels Fear to Tread
E. M. Forster
After that, the smashing of the jug was part of the ceremony of worshipping him.Divinity
This child—she could be little more—was worshipping him for a hero!Fort Amity
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
There was nothing of the animation of the Hindus when they are worshipping their gods.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877
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.