Worship Wor"ship, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Worshiped}{Worshipped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Worshiping} or {Worshipping}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To respect; to honor; to treat with civil reverence. [Obsoles.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Our grave . . . shall have a tongueless mouth, Not worshiped with a waxen epitaph. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

This holy image that is man God worshipeth. --Foxe. [1913 Webster]

2. To pay divine honors to; to reverence with supreme respect and veneration; to perform religious exercises in honor of; to adore; to venerate. [1913 Webster]

But God is to be worshiped. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

When all our fathers worshiped stocks and stones. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To honor with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize. [1913 Webster]

With bended knees I daily worship her. --Carew. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To adore; revere; reverence; bow to; honor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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