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Worship

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)
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Wor=ship

CIDE DICTIONARY

Worshipn. [OE. worshipe, wur, AS. weor; weor worth + -scipe -ship. See Worth, a., and -ship.].
  •  Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "A man of worship and honour."  [1913 Webster]
    "Elfin, born of noble state,
    And muckle worship in his native land.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Honor; respect; civil deference.  [1913 Webster]
    "Of which great worth and worship may be won."  [1913 Webster]
    "Then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence, a title of honor, used in addresses to certain magistrates and others of rank or station.  [1913 Webster]
    "My father desires your worships' company."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
    "The worship of God is an eminent part of religion, and prayer is a chief part of religious worship."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Obsequious or submissive respect; extravagant admiration; adoration.  [1913 Webster]
    "'T is your inky brows, your black silk hair,
    Your bugle eyeballs, nor your cheek of cream,
    That can my spirits to your worship.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  An object of worship.  [1913 Webster]
    "In attitude and aspect formed to be
    At once the artist's worship and despair.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Devil worship, Fire worship, Hero worship, etc. See under Devil, Fire, Hero, etc.
Worshipv. t. 
  •  To respect; to honor; to treat with civil reverence.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "Our grave . . . shall have a tongueless mouth,
    Not worshiped with a waxen epitaph.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "This holy image that is man God worshipeth."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To pay divine honors to; to reverence with supreme respect and veneration; to perform religious exercises in honor of; to adore; to venerate.  [1913 Webster]
    "But God is to be worshiped."  [1913 Webster]
    "When all our fathers worshiped stocks and stones."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To honor with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize.  [1913 Webster]
    "With bended knees I daily worship her."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To adore; revere; reverence; bow to; honor.
Worshipv. i. 
     To perform acts of homage or adoration; esp., to perform religious service.  [1913 Webster]
    "Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship."  [1913 Webster]
    "Was it for this I have loved . . . and worshiped in silence?"  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Worship, n. & v.
--n.
1 a homage or reverence paid to a deity, esp. in a formal service. b the acts, rites, or ceremonies of worship.
2 adoration or devotion comparable to religious homage shown towards a person or principle (the worship of wealth; regarded them with worship in their eyes).
3 archaic worthiness, merit; recognition given or due to these; honour and respect.
--v. (worshipped, worshipping; US worshiped, worshiping)
1 tr. adore as divine; honour with religious rites.
2 tr. idolize or regard with adoration (worships the ground she walks on).
3 intr. attend public worship.
4 intr. be full of adoration.

Idiom
Your (or His or Her) Worship esp. Brit. a title of respect used to or of a mayor, certain magistrates, etc.
Derivative
worshipper n. (US worshiper).
Etymology
OE weorthscipe (as WORTH, -SHIP)

DEVIL DICTIONARY

Worship

n. Homo Creator's testimony to the sound construction and fine finish of Deus Creatus. A popular form of abjection, having an element of pride.

THESAURUS

Worship

Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, accord respect to, admiration, admire, adoration, adore, affection, agape, apotheosis, apotheosize, appreciate, appreciation, approbation, approval, ardency, ardor, attachment, awe, bodily love, breathless adoration, brotherly love, caritas, charity, cherish, churchgoing, conformity, conjugal love, consideration, courtesy, cultism, dearly love, defer to, deference, deification, deify, desire, devotedness, devotion, devoutness, do homage to, do service, dote, dutifulness, duty, entertain respect for, esteem, estimation, exaggerated respect, exalt, faith, faithful love, faithfulness, fancy, favor, fervor, flame, fondness, free love, free-lovism, great respect, heart, hero worship, hero-worship, high regard, hold dear, hold in esteem, hold in reverence, homage, honor, idolatry, idolism, idolization, idolize, lasciviousness, libido, like, liking, look up to, love, love of God, love to distraction, lovemaking, married love, observance, passion, pay homage to, physical love, pietism, piety, piousness, popular regard, popularity, prestige, prize, regard, religion, religionism, religiousness, respect, revere, reverence, reverential regard, sentiment, sex, sexual love, shine, spiritual love, tender feeling, tender passion, theism, think highly of, think much of, think well of, treasure, truelove, uxoriousness, value, venerate, veneration, weakness, worshipfulness, yearning

ROGET THESAURUS

Worship

Worship

N worship, adoration, devotion, aspiration, homage, service, humiliation, kneeling, genuflection, prostration, prayer, invocation, supplication, rogation, intercession, orison, holy breathing, petition, collect, litany, Lord's prayer, paternoster, beadroll, latria, dulia, hyperdulia, vigils, revival, cult, anxious meeting, camp meeting, ebenezer, virginal, thanksgiving, giving thanks, returning thanks, grace, praise, glorification, benediction, doxology, hosanna, hallelujah, allelujah, Te Deum, non nobis Domine, nunc dimittis, paean, benschen, Ave Maria, O Salutaris, Sanctus, The Annunciation, Tersanctus, Trisagion, psalm, psalmody, hymn, plain song, chant, chaunt, response, anthem, motet, antiphon, antiphony, oblation, sacrifice, incense, libation, burnt offering, heave offering, votive offering, offertory, discipline, self-discipline, self-examination, self-denial, fasting, divine service, office, duty, exercises, morning prayer, mass, matins, evensong, vespers, undernsong, tierce, holyday, worshipper, congregation, communicant, celebrant, worshipping, devout, devotional, reverent, pure, solemn, fervid, Int, hallelujah, allelujah!, hosanna!, glory be to God!, O Lord!, pray God that!, God grant, God bless, God save, God forbid!, sursum corda, making their lives a prayer, ora et labora, prayers ardent open heaven.

VB worship, lift up the heart, aspire, revere, adore, do service, pay homage, humble oneself, kneel, bow the knee, bend the knee, fall down, fall on one's knees, prostrate oneself, bow down and worship, pray, invoke, supplicate, put up, offer up prayers, offer petitions, beseech, say one's prayers, tell one's beads, return thanks, give thanks, say grace, bless, praise, laud, glorify, magnify, sing praises, give benediction, lead the choir, intone, deacon, deacon off propitiate, offer sacrifice, fast, deny oneself, vow, offer vows, give alms, work out one's salvation, go to church, attend service, attend mass, communicate.

Title

N title, honor, knighthood, highness, excellency, grace, lordship, worship, reverence, reverend, esquire, sir, master, Mr, signor, senor, Mein Herr, mynheer, your honor, his honor, serene highness, handle to one's name, decoration, laurel, palm, wreath, garland, bays, medal, ribbon, riband, blue ribbon, cordon, cross, crown, coronet, star, garter, feather, feather in one's cap, epaulet, epaulette, colors, cockade, livery, order, arms, shield, scutcheon, reward.

Servility

VB cringe, bow, stoop, kneel, bend the knee, fall on one's knees, prostrate oneself, worship, sneak, crawl, crouch, cower, sponge, truckle to, grovel, fawn, lick the feet of, kiss the hem of one's garment, kiss one's ass, suck up, pay court to, feed on, fatten on, dance attendance on, pin oneself upon, hang on the sleeve of, avaler les couleuvres, keep time to, fetch and carry, do the dirty work of, go with the stream, worship the rising sun, hold with the hare and run with the hounds.

Respect

VB respect, regard, revere, reverence, hold in reverence, honor, venerate, hallow, esteem, think much of, entertain respect for, bear respect for, look up to, defer to, have a high opinion of, hold a high opinion of, pay attention, pay respect, to, do honor to, render honor to, do the honors, hail, show courtesy, salute, present arms, do homage to, pay homage to, pay tribute to, kneel to, bow to, bend the knee to, fall down before, prostrate oneself, kiss the hem of one's garment, worship, keep one's distance, make room, observe due decorum, stand upon ceremony, command respect, inspire respect, awe, inspire awe, impose, overawe, dazzle.


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