WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
wor•ship /ˈwɝʃɪp/USA pronunciation
n., v., -shiped or -shipped, -ship•ing or -ship•ping.
reverence for God, a sacred personage, or a sacred object.
a formal or ceremonious expression of worship:to attend worship on Sundays.
a feeling of strong, adoring reverence or regard:hero worship.
to give religious worship (to); to do religious worship: [~ + object]to worship God.[no object]They worship at church.
[~ + object] to feel a strong, adoring reverence or regard for:He worships his wife and children and would do anything for them.
wor•ship•er, n. [countable]A collection plate was passed and worshipers gave as much as they could.
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worship /ˈwɜːʃɪp/ vb ( -ships, -shipping, -shipped) ( US -ships, -shiping, -shiped)
- (transitive) to show profound religious devotion and respect to; adore or venerate (God or any person or thing considered divine)
- (transitive) to be devoted to and full of admiration for
- (intransitive) to have or express feelings of profound adoration
- (intransitive) to attend services for worship
Etymology: Old English weorthscipe, from worth1 + -shipˈworshipper n
- religious adoration or devotion
- the formal expression of religious adoration; rites, prayers, etc
- admiring love or devotion