1. The act of playing honor to a divine being; the worship paid to God; the act of addressing as a god.
The more immediate objects of popular adoration amongst the heathens were deified human beings. --Farmer.
2. Homage paid to one in high esteem; profound veneration; intense regard and love; fervent devotion.
3. A method of electing a pope by the expression of homage from two thirds of the conclave.
[Pole] might have been chosen on the spot by adoration. --Froude.
n 1: a feeling of profound love and admiration [syn: worship]
2: the act of admiring strongly [syn: idolization, idolisation]
3: worship given to God alone [syn: latria]