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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wor·ship /ˈwɝʃəp/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wor·ship, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Worshiped Worshipped; p. pr. & vb. n. WorshipingWorshipping.]
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wor·ship n.
 1. Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness.  [Obs.]
    A man of worship and honour.   --Chaucer.
 Elfin, born of noble state,
 And muckle worship in his native land.   --Spenser.
 2. Honor; respect; civil deference.  [Obs.]
    Of which great worth and worship may be won.   --Spenser.
    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.   --Shak.
 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.   --Tillotson.
 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.   --Shak.
 6. An object of worship.
 In attitude and aspect formed to be
 At once the artist's worship and despair.   --Longfellow.
 Devil worship, Fire worship, Hero worship, etc.  See under Devil, Fire, Hero, etc.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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?   --Longfellow.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    homage rendered to God which it is sinful (idolatry) to render
    to any created being (Ex. 34:14; Isa. 2:8). Such worship was
    refused by Peter (Acts 10:25,26) and by an angel (Rev. 22:8,9).