noun Etymology: New Latin zoolatria, from zo- + Late Latin -latria -latry Date: 1817 animal worship

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  • Zoolatry — o*[ o]l a*try, n. [Zo[ o] + Gr. ? worship.] The worship of animals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zoolatry — [zō äl′ə trē] n. [ ZOO + LATRY] worship of animals …   English World dictionary

  • zoolatry — noun The worship of animals. Excessive zoolatry and heka practices had always been fundamental aspects of Egyptian religion and lifestyles, but from about the Late Period (c. 747 BC), they increasingly became tinged with fundamentalism and… …   Wiktionary

  • zoolatry — zoolater, n. zoolatrous, adj. /zoh ol euh tree/, n. the worship of or excessive attention to animals. [1810 20; ZOO + LATRY] * * * …   Universalium

  • zoolatry — excessive devotion to animals or pets Forms of Worship …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • zoolatry — n. worship of animals …   English contemporary dictionary

  • zoolatry — [zu: ɒlətri, zəʊ ] noun rare the worship of animals …   English new terms dictionary

  • zoolatry — zo·ol·a·try …   English syllables

  • zoolatry — zo•ol•a•try [[t]zoʊˈɒl ə tri[/t]] n. the worship of or excessive attention to animals • Etymology: 1810–20 zo•ol′a•ter, n. zo•ol′a•trous, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • zoolatry — /zoʊˈɒlətri/ (say zoh oluhtree) noun 1. worship of animals. 2. excessive attention to a domestic pet. {zoo + latry} –zoolatrous, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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