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wor·ship

 (wûr′shĭp)

n.

1.

a. The reverent love and devotion accorded a deity, an idol, or a sacred object.

b. The ceremonies, prayers, or other religious forms by which this love is expressed: a chapel where worship is held daily.

2. Ardent admiration or love; adoration: the worship of celebrities.

3. often Worship Chiefly British Used as a form of address for magistrates, mayors, and certain other dignitaries: Your Worship.

v. wor·shiped, wor·ship·ing, wor·ships or wor·shipped or wor·ship·ping

v.tr.

1. To honor and love as a deity.

2. To regard with ardent or adoring esteem or devotion. See Synonyms at revere1.
v.intr.

To participate in religious rites of worship.


[Middle English worshipe, worthiness, honor, from Old English weorthscipe : weorth, worth; see worth1 + -scipe, -ship.]


wor′ship·er, wor′ship·per n.

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worship

(ˈwɜːʃɪp)

vb, -ships, -shipping or -shipped, -ships, -shiping or -shiped

1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr) to show profound religious devotion and respect to; adore or venerate (God or any person or thing considered divine)

2. (tr) to be devoted to and full of admiration for

3. (intr) to have or express feelings of profound adoration

4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (intr) to attend services for worship

5. (tr) obsolete to honour

n

6. (Ecclesiastical Terms) religious adoration or devotion

7. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the formal expression of religious adoration; rites, prayers, etc

8. admiring love or devotion

9. archaic dignity or standing

[Old English weorthscipe, from worth1 + -ship]

ˈworshipable adj

ˈworshipper, ˈworshiper n


Worship

(ˈwɜːʃɪp)

n

(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly Brit (preceded by: Your, His, or Her) a title used to address or refer to a mayor, magistrate, or a person of similar high rank

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wor•ship

(ˈwɜr ʃɪp)

n., v. -shiped or shipped, -ship•ing or -ship•ping. n.

1. reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred.

2. formal or ceremonious rendering of such honor and homage: to attend worship on Sundays.

3. adoring reverence or regard.

4. the object of adoring reverence or regard.

5. (cap.) Brit. and Canadian. a title of honor used of certain magistrates and others of high rank or station (usu. prec. by Your, His, or Her).

v.t.

6. to render religious reverence and homage to.

7. to feel an adoring reverence or regard for (any person or thing).

v.i.

8. to render religious reverence and homage, as to a deity.

9. to attend services of divine worship.

10. to feel an adoring reverence or regard.

[before 900; (n.) Middle English wors(c)hipe, worthssipe, Old English worthscipe, variant of weorthscipe; see worth1, -ship]

wor′ship•er, n.

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Worship

 of writers: authors collectively—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486.

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worship

Past participle: worshipped
Gerund: worshipping

Present
I worship
you worship
he/she/it worships
we worship
you worship
they worship
Preterite
I worshipped
you worshipped
he/she/it worshipped
we worshipped
you worshipped
they worshipped
Present Continuous
I am worshipping
you are worshipping
he/she/it is worshipping
we are worshipping
you are worshipping
they are worshipping
Present Perfect
I have worshipped
you have worshipped
he/she/it has worshipped
we have worshipped
you have worshipped
they have worshipped
Past Continuous
I was worshipping
you were worshipping
he/she/it was worshipping
we were worshipping
you were worshipping
they were worshipping
Past Perfect
I had worshipped
you had worshipped
he/she/it had worshipped
we had worshipped
you had worshipped
they had worshipped
Future
I will worship
you will worship
he/she/it will worship
we will worship
you will worship
they will worship
Future Perfect
I will have worshipped
you will have worshipped
he/she/it will have worshipped
we will have worshipped
you will have worshipped
they will have worshipped
Future Continuous
I will be worshipping
you will be worshipping
he/she/it will be worshipping
we will be worshipping
you will be worshipping
they will be worshipping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been worshipping
you have been worshipping
he/she/it has been worshipping
we have been worshipping
you have been worshipping
they have been worshipping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been worshipping
you will have been worshipping
he/she/it will have been worshipping
we will have been worshipping
you will have been worshipping
they will have been worshipping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been worshipping
you had been worshipping
he/she/it had been worshipping
we had been worshipping
you had been worshipping
they had been worshipping
Conditional
I would worship
you would worship
he/she/it would worship
we would worship
you would worship
they would worship
Past Conditional
I would have worshipped
you would have worshipped
he/she/it would have worshipped
we would have worshipped
you would have worshipped
they would have worshipped

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