from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The reverent love and devotion accorded a deity, an idol, or a sacred object.
- n. The ceremonies, prayers, or other religious forms by which this love is expressed.
- n. Ardent devotion; adoration.
- n. Chiefly British Used as a form of address for magistrates, mayors, and certain other dignitaries: Your Worship.
- transitive v. To honor and love as a deity.
- transitive v. To regard with ardent or adoring esteem or devotion. See Synonyms at revere1.
- intransitive v. To participate in religious rites of worship.
- intransitive v. To perform an act of worship.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The condition of being worthy; honour, distinction.
- n. The devotion accorded to a deity or to a sacred object
- n. The religious ceremonies that express this devotion
- n. The ardent love of a person
- v. To honor and adore, especially as a deity.
- v. To participate in religious ceremonies.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness.
- n. Honor; respect; civil deference.
- n. Hence, a title of honor, used in addresses to certain magistrates and others of rank or station.
- n. The act of paying divine honors to the Supreme Being; religious reverence and homage; adoration, or acts of reverence, paid to God, or a being viewed as God.
- n. Obsequious or submissive respect; extravagant admiration; adoration.
- n. An object of worship.
- transitive v. To respect; to honor; to treat with civil reverence.
- transitive v. To pay divine honors to; to reverence with supreme respect and veneration; to perform religious exercises in honor of; to adore; to venerate.
- transitive v. To honor with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize.
- intransitive v. To perform acts of homage or adoration; esp., to perform religious service.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Honor; dignity; distinction; worthiness; honorable character or condition; good name; credit.
- n. The outward recognition of merit; reverence; respect; deference.
- n. Specifically, the reverence and homage which is or ought to be paid to God or a deity; adoration, sacrifice, praise, prayer, thanksgiving, or other devotional acts performed in honor of the Supreme Being or a god, and as part of religion.
- n. Fervent esteem, admiration, or devotion; adoration.
- n. Praise; glorification; celebration.
- n. A title of honor used in addressing certain magistrates and others of rank or station. Abbreviated wp.
- n. A church or chapel; a place devoted to the worship of God.
- To honor; respect; regard with reverence, respect, or deference.
- To show respect to; treat with consideration or honor; pay one's respects to.
- Specifically, to adore; pay divine honors to; show reverence to, with supreme respect and veneration; perform religious service to.
- To love or admire inordinately; devote one's self to; act toward or treat as if divine; idolize: as, to worship wealth or power.
- Synonyms Adore, Worship, Reverence, etc. See adore.
- To perform acts of adoration; perform religious service.
- To love or admire a person inordinately.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. show devotion to (a deity)
- n. a feeling of profound love and admiration
- v. attend religious services
- n. the activity of worshipping
- v. love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol
Middle English worshipe, worthiness, honor, from Old English weorthscipe : weorth, worth; see worth1 + -scipe, -ship.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English weorþscipe, corresponding to worth + -ship. (Wiktionary)