Wor·ship, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Worshiped Worshipped; p. pr. & vb. n. Worshiping ∨ 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. --Shak.
This holy image that is man God worshipeth. --Foxe.
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. --Shak.
When all our fathers worshiped stocks and stones. --Milton.
3. To honor with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize.
With bended knees I daily worship her. --Carew.
Syn: -- To adore; revere; reverence; bow to; honor.
n 1: the activity of worshipping
2: a feeling of profound love and admiration [syn: adoration]
v 1: 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
[also: worshipping, worshipped]
adj : regarded with deep or rapturous love (especially as if for a
god); "adored grandchildren"; "an idolized wife" [syn:
adored, idolized, idolised, worshipped(a)]