- 1The feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity: the worship of God ancestor worshipMore example sentences
- The cult of spirits, shamanism, and ancestor worship compose the three major parts of traditional Hmong religion.
- Few tasks in any society are as sacred as the disposal of the dead, and that is even more true in a society with traditions of ancestor worship and Confucian respect for parents.
- However, the Buddhists adapted their practices to include the Confucian custom of ancestor worship.
- 1.1The acts or rites that make up a formal expression of reverence for a deity; a religious ceremony or ceremonies: the church was opened for public worshipMore example sentences
service, religious rite, prayer, praise, devotion, religious observance
- For millions of Hindus in India, religion interweaves private worship, public ritual, and ephemeral art.
- Do not schedule anything on the retreat except morning and evening worship and meals.
- People who return from Taize invariably speak of the beauty of the chanted songs that constitute its worship.
- 1.2Adoration or devotion comparable to religious homage, shown toward a person or principle: our society’s worship of teenagersMore example sentences
- He wasn't snobby himself but he was the richest guy at Hilton and nothing attracts respect, admiration and worship to a person at a top notch private school than the most green in the place.
- Devotion and worship are supposed to be spiritual and other worldly and money should scarcely come into the picture at all.
- This episode may, in a way, serve as a good example of the negative consequences of the prevalence of money worship and the loss of moral values.
- 1.4 [as title] (His/Your Worship) chiefly British Used in addressing or referring to an important or high-ranking person, especially a magistrate or mayor: we were soon joined by His Worship the MayorMore example sentences
- Having enjoyed a couple of pre-match drinks, His Worship and a good sized crowd made their way out to the pitch, to see instead of the first team fixture a game between the Bury 3rd XV and a Liverpool St.Helens Development side.
- Your Worship," said he, "will, I hope, take it into your consideration that if I had not been honest I might have kept the whole."
- "Nay, sir," cries Dowling, "I would not have your worship think I would, on any account, be guilty of subornation of perjury; but there are two ways of delivering evidence."
verb (worships, worshiping, worshiped; also worships, worshipping, worshipped)[with object] Back to top
- 1Show reverence and adoration for (a deity); honor with religious rites: the Maya built jungle pyramids to worship their godsMore example sentences
- Templeton is like a temple for Bedloe, a place of highest reverence where deities are worshipped.
- The original inhabitants of Oman were pantheists, worshiping various goddesses and gods.
- The walls of temples were carved with images of Portuguese visitors and Arab traders, of Brahmins honouring the Buddha and Buddhists worshipping Hindu deities.
- 1.1Treat (someone or something) with the reverence and adoration appropriate to a deity: she adores her sons and they worship herMore example sentences
- Mary Torres, of Ratcliffe Street, York, nervously watched the game with her Argentine husband Pablo and four-year-old son Nico, who worships the South American side.
- Newcastle's huge support turned out to worship their new legend, but they will need patience before he can blossom
- Am I doomed for six more years of loving him, putting him on a pedestal, and worshipping him?
- 1.2 [no object] Take part in a religious ceremony: he went to the cathedral because he chose to worship in a spiritually inspiring buildingMore example sentences
- Many on both left and right find congenial niches in which to worship, focusing their religious lives on the small church rather than the large one.
- He said his aunt was well known in the area where she lived and was a religious woman who worshipped at the Church of the Nazarene.
- Greetings and good wishes were brought by Gordon Darragh, from Windsor Baptist Church, Belfast, where the Wright family had been worshipping.
worshiper (also worshipper)
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- Also, the worshippers would cast their votive offerings for the goddess into the spring associated with the temple.
- At a minimum this particular prayer reminds worshipers that prayer cannot simply dwell on the turmoil of private life.
- Gamaliel defined no more than the beginnings and ends of blessings, leaving the prayer leader or individual worshipper to improvise on the set theme.