from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of venerating.
- n. Profound respect or reverence: "The veneration of man has been misdirected” ( Lucretia Mott). See Synonyms at honor.
- n. The condition or status of one who is venerated.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of venerating or the state of being venerated.
- n. Profound reverence, respect or awe.
- n. Religious zeal, idolatry or devotion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of venerating, or the state of being venerated; the highest degree of respect and reverence; respect mingled with awe; a feeling or sentiment excited by the dignity, wisdom, or superiority of a person, by sacredness of character, by consecration to sacred services, or by hallowed associations.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The feeling of one who venerates; a high degree of respect and reverence; an exalted feeling or sentiment excited by the dignity, wisdom, and goodness of a person, or by the sacredness of his character, and, with regard to a place, by the sacred or historic associations that hallow it.
- n. The outward expression of reverent feeling; worship.
- n. In phrenology, the organ of adoration, reverence, or respect for what is great and good. See cut under phrenology.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
- n. a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
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