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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. admiration for great men (or their memory);

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Worship \Wor"ship\, n. [OE. worshipe, wur[eth]scipe, AS. weor[eth]scipe; weor[eth] worth + -scipe -ship. See Worth, a., and -ship.] [1913 Webster] 1. Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] A man of worship and honour. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Elfin, born of noble state, And muckle worship in his native land. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Honor; respect; civil deference. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Of which great worth and worship may be won. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. --Luke xiv. 10. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence, a title of honor, used in addresses to certain magistrates and others of rank or station. [1913 Webster] My father desires your worships' company. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. The act of paying divine honors to the Supreme Being; religious reverence and homage; adoration, or acts of reverence, paid to God, or a being viewed as God. "God with idols in their worship joined." --Milton. [1913 Webster] The worship of God is an eminent part of religion, and prayer is a chief part of religious worship. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 5. Obsequious or submissive respect; extravagant admiration; adoration. [1913 Webster] 'T is your inky brows, your black silk hair, Your bugle eyeballs, nor your cheek of cream, That can my spirits to your worship. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. An object of worship. [1913 Webster] In attitude and aspect formed to be At once the artist's worship and despair. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] Devil worship, Fire worship, Hero worship, etc. See under Devil, Fire, Hero, etc. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hero \He"ro\ (h[=e]"r[-o]), n.; pl. Heroes (h[=e]"r[=o]z). [F. h['e]ros, L. heros, Gr. "h`rws.] 1. (Myth.) An illustrious man, supposed to be exalted, after death, to a place among the gods; a demigod, as Hercules. [1913 Webster] 2. A man of distinguished valor or enterprise in danger, or fortitude in suffering; a prominent or central personage in any remarkable action or event; hence, a great or illustrious person. [1913 Webster] Each man is a hero and oracle to somebody. --Emerson. [1913 Webster] 3. The principal personage in a poem, story, and the like, or the person who has the principal share in the transactions related; as Achilles in the Iliad, Ulysses in the Odyssey, and Aeneas in the Aeneid. [1913 Webster] The shining quality of an epic hero. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Hero worship, extravagant admiration for great men, likened to the ancient worship of heroes. [1913 Webster] 1 Hero worship exists, has existed, and will forever exist, universally among mankind. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hero worship n 1: admiration for great men (or their memory)
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

173 Moby Thesaurus words for "hero worship": Amor, Christian love, Druidism, Eros, Parsiism, Platonic love, Sabaism, Zoroastrianism, accolade, accord respect to, admiration, admire, adoration, adore, adulate, adulation, affection, agape, animal worship, apotheosis, apotheosize, appreciate, appreciation, approbation, approval, ardency, ardor, attachment, awe, belaud, bepraise, bepraisement, bless, blow up, boast of, bodily love, brag about, breathless adoration, brotherly love, caritas, celebrate, charity, congratulation, conjugal love, consideration, courtesy, cry up, defer to, deference, deification, deify, demonism, demonolatry, desire, devil worship, devotion, duty, eloge, emblazon, encomium, entertain respect for, esteem, estimation, eulogium, eulogize, eulogy, exaggerated respect, exalt, exaltation, excessive praise, extol, faithful love, fancy, favor, fervor, fetishism, fire worship, flame, flatter, flattery, fondness, free love, free-lovism, glorification, glorify, glory, great respect, heart, heathenism, high regard, hold in esteem, hold in reverence, homage, hommage, honor, iconoduly, iconolatry, idol worship, idolatrousness, idolatry, idolism, idolization, idolize, idolizing, idolodulia, idolomancy, image worship, kudos, lasciviousness, laud, laudation, libido, like, liking, lionize, lionizing, look up to, love, lovemaking, magnification, magnify, make much of, married love, meed of praise, overpraise, paean, paganism, panegyric, panegyrize, passion, pay tribute, phallic worship, phallicism, physical love, popular regard, popularity, porter aux nues, praise, prestige, prize, puff, puff up, pyrolatry, regard, respect, revere, reverence, reverential regard, salute, sentiment, sex, sexual love, shine, snake worship, spiritual love, star worship, sun worship, tender feeling, tender passion, think highly of, think much of, think well of, tree worship, tribute, truelove, trumpet, uxoriousness, value, venerate, veneration, weakness, worship, yearning