- 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 worshipSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
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
- (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.