from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To regard with awe, deference, and devotion.
- n. Variant of revers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To regard someone or something with great awe or devotion.
- v. To venerate someone or something as an idol.
- n. a revers
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To regard with reverence, or profound respect and affection, mingled with awe or fear; to venerate; to reverence; to honor in estimation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To regard with deepest respect and awe; venerate; reverence; hold in great honor or high esteem.
- Synonyms Worship, Reverence, etc. See adore.
- n. A Middle English form of river.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. American silversmith remembered for his midnight ride (celebrated in a poem by Longfellow) to warn the colonists in Lexington and Concord that British troops were coming (1735-1818)
- v. regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
- n. a lapel on a woman's garment; turned back to show the reverse side
- v. love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol
In his current column at Politico, the oh-so-funny Mike Allen asks: Do reporters 'revere' Senator Clinton?
Zwelethini urged the government to "revere" King Shaka Day and not to "dilute" the day with celebrations commemorating "other heroes".
So even if I were inclined to reveal the names of anyone who writes under the name of "revere" (and "the reveres" have made a decision about this which I will abide by), it wouldn't mean anything of substance.
The person who taps the keys here over the signature "revere" (or sometimes "Revere"; it's at most one at a time) is not Paul Revere.
Amerikans "revere" The Economist because it's a British publication .... it's nevertheless the same-old "Capitalist" propaganda.
Addressing troops at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, the Prime Minister said that Britain should once again "revere" service personnel and announced a £58 million increase in payments for those on front line.
[Holland's article received a furious rebuttal -- More crappy flu journalism, this time Alternet -- from a blogger named "revere" at Effect Measure with which I strongly concur.
Indeed, my larger point remains: while this playwright may "revere" intellectuals, he likes to punish them, too ” a perhaps unconscious artistic choice that suggests to me that his reverence is tempered by what I have called a "romantic" elevation of the heart over the head.
Trust ecstatic arousal more than sedated relaxation; pay more attention to irrationality than over-rationality; cultivate circular thought over linear causality; prioritize whole feelings as opposed to fragmented thoughts; seek jazzy syncopation rather than monotonous metronome-like, tick-tock-clock rhythms; become improvisational rather than ritualistic; and revere wild experience over that which is tame.
These birthers all fit the same profile: uneducated whites that revere the likes of Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh.