Adoration Ad`o*ra"tion, n. [L. adoratio, fr. adorare: cf. F. adoration.] 1. The act of playing honor to a divine being; the worship paid to God; the act of addressing as a god. [1913 Webster]

The more immediate objects of popular adoration amongst the heathens were deified human beings. --Farmer. [1913 Webster]

2. Homage paid to one in high esteem; profound veneration; intense regard and love; fervent devotion. [1913 Webster]

3. A method of electing a pope by the expression of homage from two thirds of the conclave. [1913 Webster]

[Pole] might have been chosen on the spot by adoration. --Froude. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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