The Collaborative International Dictionary
adore \a*dore"\ ([.a]*d[=o]r"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. adored ([.a]*d[=o]rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. adoring ([.a]*d[=o]r"[i^]ng).] [OE. aouren, anouren, adoren, OF. aorer, adorer, F. adorer, fr. L. adorare; ad + orare to speak, pray, os, oris, mouth. In OE. confused with honor, the French prefix a- being confused with OE. a, an, on. See Oral.]
To worship with profound reverence; to pay divine honors to; to honor as a deity or as divine.
Bishops and priests, . . . bearing the host, which he [James II.] publicly adored.
To love in the highest degree; to regard with the utmost esteem and affection; to idolize.
The great mass of the population abhorred Popery and adored Monmouth.
Adored may refer to:
- The Adored, a band based in Los Angeles, California
- Adored (film), a 2003 LGBT-related drama film
- Adored (novel), a young adult novel by Cecily von Ziegesar
Adored (, also known as Little More Than a Year Ago, Adored: Diary of a Male Porn Star and Adored: Diary of a Porn Star) is a 2003 Italian drama film written, directed and starred by Marco Filiberti.
It was screened in the Panorama section at the 2003 Berlin Film Festival.
vb. (en-past of: adore)
Usage examples of "adored".
Had not Lady Bliss so adored her younger brother, she would have been all out of charity with him.
Godhead and humanity are to be adored with one and the same adoration?
That gloss is not to be understood as though the flesh of Christ were adored separately from its Godhead: for this could happen only, if there were one hypostasis of God, and another of man.
But because in the New Testament God was made man, He can be adored in His corporeal image.
Thirdly, because it would be opposed to the veneration of this sacrament, if any substance were there, which could not be adored with adoration of latria.
Hence since it is seen in its proper species, and is adored in heaven, it is not seen under its proper species in this sacrament.
Consequently, if the sinner sins by receiving the sacrament, it seems that he would sin by beholding it, which is manifestly untrue, since the Church exposes this sacrament to be seen and adored by all.
Any lover who knows what his feelings were when he found himself with the woman he adored and with the fear that it was for the last time, will easily imagine my feelings during the last hours that I expected ever to spend with my two charming mistresses.
But how little I cared for her anger when I saw the cheerful, happy countenance, and the approving looks of my adored Lucrezia!
Taking hold gently of one of her hands, I told her that she had ignited in my soul a devouring flame, that I adored her, and that, unless some hope was left to me of finding her sensible to my sufferings, I was determined to fly away from her for ever.
I then found myself: it was a sort of spite, because the angel whom I adored had displeased me by a caprice, which, had I not been unworthy of her, would only have caused me to be still more attached to her.
He swore a thousand times that he adored me, that his intentions were honourable.
Even if she had said that she loved me as much as I adored her, she would not have been more eloquent, for her words expressed all that can be felt.
How was it possible to endure such a scene going on in the presence of an innocent girl whom I adored, when I had to fight hard myself with my own burning desires so as not to abuse her innocence!
I loved her tenderly, I adored her, but at that moment it was not her whom I wanted, because at first her presence had struck me as a mystification.