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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a place of worship
▪ The church is much more than a place of worship.
bow down in worship
▪ Come, let us bow down in worship.
freedom of religion/worship (=the right to hold/practise any religious belief)
▪ Liberal newspapers made an effort to secure religious toleration and freedom of worship.
hero worship
worship God (=show love and respect for God)
▪ Hinduism tells everyone to worship God in his own faith.
▪ Through shouts and music and dancing we worship the Goddess with joyous bodies.
▪ These passages mimic the cave sanctuaries in those mountains where the people of such places as Crete went to worship the Goddess.
▪ In later periods people worshipped the Goddess as a stone, often black and / or conical.
▪ Jouctas, like Ida and Dikte, contains cave sanctuaries where the Cretans worshipped the Goddess.
▪ Could a culture of human beings worshipping a Goddess really get by without murder or war?
▪ The Bible describes both cities as evil precisely because people there worshipped the Goddess.
▪ Besides, people will worship anything.
▪ In later periods people worshipped the Goddess as a stone, often black and / or conical.
▪ It goes back to the days when people used to worship heavenly bodies as gods.
▪ The Bible describes both cities as evil precisely because people there worshipped the Goddess.
▪ There are a lot of well-meaning people in this who worship Ross Perot.
Your/His Worship
act of worship
▪ A hymn should be an act of worship in its own right and not something to dispel a silence.
▪ The Commission affirms the value of music for attracting potential believers to acts of worship and to the Church's fellowship.
▪ They picture women gathered together to dance or perform some apparently ritualistic act of worship.
house of God/worship
▪ But there are legitimate houses of worship here that welcome any serious couple who want to exchange vows before family and friends.
▪ If man is made of clay, why not his houses of worship?
▪ It is not a lack of money that keeps parishioners from expanding the historic house of worship.
▪ No house of worship nor community center should be bereft of personnel or equipment for such education.
▪ The area also has many historical houses of worship, which can be toured.
▪ The Civil War almost devastated these little Baptist houses of worship.
▪ They had no temples or houses of worship.
▪ Garvey worshipped the ground his wife walked on.
▪ He worshipped his elder brother.
▪ In Susie's eyes he can do no wrong - she worships the ground he walks on.
▪ Kevin practically worships his older brother.
▪ She absolutely worships Elvis Presley.
▪ The Ancient Egyptians worshipped many gods.
▪ the people worshipping in the mosque
▪ The whole family worshipped together at the chapel.
▪ His crews worshipped him and he responded by showing a genuine concern for their welfare.
▪ She worshipped him for worshipping Marx, or appeared to.
▪ Stella worships her too-good-to-be-true son, and Winston appears to have no flaws.
▪ Very ordinary ladies, but worshipped their brother as if he was the Messiah.
▪ We are very fortunate to have the privilege of worshipping Sunday by Sunday in a full church.
▪ The Act required the whole school to meet for the daily act of collective worship unless the school premises made this impracticable.
▪ Members of the congregation need the foundation of a solid personal spirituality of which public worship is but an ingredient.
▪ Among the Corinthians were some women who, when praying and prophesying in public worship, removed their head coverings.
▪ The Chaplains organise public worship, discussion groups, excursions and other activities all of which are advertised in the University.
▪ Governor John Seymour had seen to the passage of laws designed to prevent public worship and to bar Catholic newcomers.
▪ Largely at Mr Shillington's expense, the unfinished church was completed and opened for public worship in 1802.
▪ I also think you can feel such sensations in places where great acts of religious worship have taken place.
▪ But this sequence Freud could not allow in the case of the religious emotion of worship.
▪ After all, these islands have been steeped for centuries in everything from witchcraft to ancestor worship.
▪ The sacred, the past, ancestor worship seem to be the chosen grounds in most cases.
▪ Pre-Columbian ancestor worship finds expression in prayers to the saints.
▪ There is no clearer case of ancestor worship in the Western world.
▪ He had a tendency toward hero worship and often gushed embarrassingly in correspondence with his heroes.
▪ And it wasn't all hero worship.
▪ We have enjoyed the openness in prayer and praise in the worship services.
▪ It is a major draw for Christians who gather each Easter for sunrise worship services.
▪ Formats are mainly worship services and information.
▪ This covers a wide range of worship songs, but only a small amount of hymnody.
▪ Many of the new hymn books include worship songs and they find widespread acceptance.
▪ Modern church worship songs range in style from rock to romantic ballads.
▪ In such establishments the emphasis is usually strongly evangelistic, with worship songs, visiting choirs, pop groups and challenging preaching.
▪ So too does the use of solos or worship songs and instrumental pieces.
▪ Also it was expected of Rangers to attend divine worship.
▪ Secondly, about half of those who did attend for worship chose to go to a Nonconformist chapel.
▪ But it's power also of concern to those who are responsible for the planning and leading of worship.
▪ Laymen, Columbus among them, would lead shipboard worship.
▪ The ability to sing a service is not, however, as important as having the skills required to lead worship.
▪ For the music to be led by a worship band seems to me to be more appropriate to our culture.
▪ Christians, Muslims and Jews came together for an act of communal worship.
▪ Helping the poor is a form of true worship to God.
▪ The villagers gather for worship in the little church every Sunday.
▪ This church has been a place of worship for a thousand years.
▪ I shall say only that when we returned for worship next day the whole building was pristine.
▪ Pre-Columbian ancestor worship finds expression in prayers to the saints.
▪ Should not worship set forth the gospel and proclaim the faith of the Church?
▪ The Civil War almost devastated these little Baptist houses of worship.
▪ There was always a diversity of practice - as there still is - in religious attitudes, customs and modes of worship.
▪ They had control of the Temple worship, sacrifices and finances.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Worship \Wor"ship\, n. [OE. worshipe, wur[eth]scipe, AS. weor[eth]scipe; weor[eth] worth + -scipe -ship. See Worth, a., and -ship.]

  1. Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness. [Obs.]

    A man of worship and honour.

    Elfin, born of noble state, And muckle worship in his native land.

  2. Honor; respect; civil deference. [Obs.]

    Of which great worth and worship may be won.

    Then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
    --Luke xiv. 10.

  3. Hence, a title of honor, used in addresses to certain magistrates and others of rank or station.

    My father desires your worships' company.

  4. 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. ``God with idols in their worship joined.''

    The worship of God is an eminent part of religion, and prayer is a chief part of religious worship.

  5. Obsequious or submissive respect; extravagant admiration; adoration.

    'T is your inky brows, your black silk hair, Your bugle eyeballs, nor your cheek of cream, That can my spirits to your worship.

  6. An object of worship.

    In attitude and aspect formed to be At once the artist's worship and despair.

    Devil worship, Fire worship, Hero worship, etc. See under Devil, Fire, Hero, etc.


Worship \Wor"ship\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Worshiped Worshipped; p. pr. & vb. n. Worshiping or Worshipping.]

  1. To respect; to honor; to treat with civil reverence. [Obsoles.]

    Our grave . . . shall have a tongueless mouth, Not worshiped with a waxen epitaph.

    This holy image that is man God worshipeth.

  2. To pay divine honors to; to reverence with supreme respect and veneration; to perform religious exercises in honor of; to adore; to venerate.

    But God is to be worshiped.

    When all our fathers worshiped stocks and stones.

  3. To honor with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize.

    With bended knees I daily worship her.

    Syn: To adore; revere; reverence; bow to; honor.


Worship \Wor"ship\, v. i. To perform acts of homage or adoration; esp., to perform religious service.

Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
--John iv. 20.

Was it for this I have loved . . . and worshiped in silence?

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English worðscip, wurðscip (Anglian), weorðscipe (West Saxon) "condition of being worthy, dignity, glory, distinction, honor, renown," from weorð "worthy" (see worth) + -scipe (see -ship). Sense of "reverence paid to a supernatural or divine being" is first recorded c.1300. The original sense is preserved in the title worshipful "honorable" (c.1300).


c.1200, from worship (n.). Related: Worshipped; worshipping.


n. (context obsolete English) The condition of being worthy; honour, distinction. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To reverence (a deity, etc.) with supreme respect and veneration; to perform religious exercises in honour of. 2 (context transitive English) To honour with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize. 3 (context intransitive English) To participate in religious ceremonies.

  1. n. the activity of worshipping

  2. a feeling of profound love and admiration [syn: adoration]

  3. [also: worshipping, worshipped]

  1. v. love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol; "Many teenagers idolized the Beatles" [syn: idolize, idolise, hero-worship, revere]

  2. show devotion to (a deity); "Many Hindus worship Shiva"

  3. attend religious services; "They worship in the traditional manner"

  4. [also: worshipping, worshipped]


Worship is an act of religious devotion usually directed towards a deity. An act of worship may be performed individually, in an informal or formal group, or by a designated leader.

Worship (Michael W. Smith album)

Worship is Michael W. Smith's sixteenth album. The album, Smith's first album of contemporary worship music, was recorded live and was released on Reunion Records in 2001. The album was reissued as a DualDisc in 2005.

Worship (style)

His or Her Worship is an honorific prefix for mayors, Justices of the Peace and magistrates in present or former Commonwealth realms. In spoken address, these officials are addressed as Your Worship or referred to as His or Her Worship. In Australia all States now use Your Honour as the form of address for magistrates (the same as has always been used for judges in higher courts).

Worship (disambiguation)

Worship is an act of religious devotion usually directed towards a deity.

Worship may also refer to:

  • Contemporary worship music
  • Worship (style), an honorific prefix
  • Worship (Michael W. Smith album), 2001
  • Worship (A Place to Bury Strangers album), 2012
  • Worship, a Roman Catholic hymnal -- see List of hymnals
Worship (A Place to Bury Strangers album)

Worship is the third album from the noise rock band A Place to Bury Strangers. It is their first album for their new label Dead Oceans. "You Are the One" was released a free download on April, 2.

The track listing has been confirmed on the label's site.

Usage examples of "worship".

With Martha Corey in attendance, the afflicted disrupted virtually the entire worship service.

But the triumph of the Koran is more pure and meritorious, as it was not assisted by any visible splendor of worship which might allure the Pagans by some resemblance of idolatry.

In order to avail oneself of ambrosia, one must be willing to worship these individuals as gods.

It represents the erotic, libidinal, anarchistic, and subjective values worshiped by Hagbard Celine and our friends in the Legion of Dynamic Discord.

Antediluvian apostasy was the worship of God as Creator and Benefactor, and not as the Jehovah-God of Covenant and Mercy.

According to the ancient Analects, which guided the practitioners of Confucianism, ginger was such an important food that Confucius approved of its use even during periods of fasting or sacrificial worship, when the consumption of all other pungent or malodorous foods was prohibited.

This astrolatry, originally a kind of fetichism, became nature-worship, and gradually rose to the worship of the intelligence manifested to our contemplation in the movement of the heavenly luminaries.

The horror, however, with which one shudders at their worship is attributable, in some measure, to the mere effect of costume.

Malevolent Being in the early ages of the world, and the fall of man is attributed in the Boundehesch to an apostate worship of him, from which men were converted by a succession of prophets terminating with Zoroaster.

He was tired of worshipping or tyrannizing over the bistred or umbered beauties of mingled blood among whom he had been living.

Mary McKay only by her general reputation, and given that Amanda had put her forward, he had expected the usual New Age Earth Mother Goddess Worshiping Off the Male Chauvinist Pig vibrational blather, which, knowing George, would serve as springboard material for diverse diverting digressions into the wildest of blue yonders.

For once far away in the beginning the Kendah were two peoples, but the lighter-coloured people who worshipped the Child came down from the north and conquered the black people, bringing the Child with them, or so I understood her, Baas, thousands and thousands of years ago when the world was young.

I suppose, from the hero worship he developed when he was a teenager, and Blake was a star bronc rider on the rodeo circuit.

By the adoption of the new psalmody the Puritan and Presbyterian churches, perhaps not consciously, but none the less actually, yielded the major premiss of the only argument by which liturgical worship was condemned on principle.

Greg, that demons are taken very seriously by most of the population there, who mix Catholicism and Afro-Brazilian worship of macumba and umbanda.