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.

n. [uncountable]
  • 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.

  • v. 
  • 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.
    wor•ship•ful, adj. 


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    worship /ˈwɜːʃɪp/ vb ( -ships, -shipping, -shipped) ( US -ships, -shiping, -shiped)
    1. (transitive) to show profound religious devotion and respect to; adore or venerate (God or any person or thing considered divine)
    2. (transitive) to be devoted to and full of admiration for
    3. (intransitive) to have or express feelings of profound adoration
    4. (intransitive) to attend services for worship
    n
    1. religious adoration or devotion
    2. the formal expression of religious adoration; rites, prayers, etc
    3. admiring love or devotion
    Etymology: Old English weorthscipe, from worth1 + -ship

    ˈworshipper n



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