Reverence Rev"er*ence, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reverenced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Reverencing}.] To regard or treat with reverence; to regard with respect and affection mingled with fear; to venerate. [1913 Webster]

Let . . . the wife see that she reverence her husband. --Eph. v. 33. [1913 Webster]

Those that I reverence those I fear, the wise. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Reverence — Rev er*ence, n. [F. r[ e]v[ e]rence, L. reverentia. See {Reverent}.] 1. Profound respect and esteem mingled with fear and affection, as for a holy being or place; the disposition to revere; veneration. [1913 Webster] If thou be poor, farewell thy …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • reverence — ► NOUN 1) deep respect. 2) archaic a bow or curtsy. 3) (His/Your Reverence) a title given to a member of the clergy, especially a priest in Ireland. ► VERB ▪ regard or treat with reverence …   English terms dictionary

  • reverence — (n.) late 13c., from O.Fr. reverence, from L. reverentia awe, respect, from revereri to revere, from re , intensive prefix, + vereri stand in awe of, fear, from PIE *wer to be or become aware of (Cf. O.E. wær aware, cautious; see WARY (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • reverence — [rev′ə rəns, rev′rəns] n. [OFr < L reverentia < reverens: see REVERENT] 1. a feeling or attitude of deep respect, love, and awe, as for something sacred; veneration 2. a manifestation of this; specif., a bow, curtsy, or similar gesture of… …   English World dictionary

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