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.