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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the activity of worshipping;

2. a feeling of profound love and admiration;
[syn: worship, adoration]

VERB (3)

1. love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol;
- Example: "Many teenagers idolized the Beatles"
[syn: idolize, idolise, worship, hero-worship, revere]

2. show devotion to (a deity);
- Example: "Many Hindus worship Shiva"

3. attend religious services;
- Example: "They worship in the traditional manner"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Worship \Wor"ship\, v. i. To perform acts of homage or adoration; esp., to perform religious service. [1913 Webster] Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. --John iv. 20. [1913 Webster] Was it for this I have loved . . . and worshiped in silence? --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]
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:

Worship \Wor"ship\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. WorshipedWorshipped; 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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

worship n 1: the activity of worshipping 2: a feeling of profound love and admiration [syn: worship, adoration] v 1: love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol; "Many teenagers idolized the Beatles" [syn: idolize, idolise, worship, hero-worship, revere] 2: show devotion to (a deity); "Many Hindus worship Shiva" 3: attend religious services; "They worship in the traditional manner"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

125 Moby Thesaurus words for "worship": Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, accord respect to, admiration, admire, adoration, adore, affection, agape, apotheosis, apotheosize, appreciate, appreciation, approbation, approval, ardency, ardor, attachment, awe, bodily love, breathless adoration, brotherly love, caritas, charity, cherish, churchgoing, conformity, conjugal love, consideration, courtesy, cultism, dearly love, defer to, deference, deification, deify, desire, devotedness, devotion, devoutness, do homage to, do service, dote, dutifulness, duty, entertain respect for, esteem, estimation, exaggerated respect, exalt, faith, faithful love, faithfulness, fancy, favor, fervor, flame, fondness, free love, free-lovism, great respect, heart, hero worship, hero-worship, high regard, hold dear, hold in esteem, hold in reverence, homage, honor, idolatry, idolism, idolization, idolize, lasciviousness, libido, like, liking, look up to, love, love of God, love to distraction, lovemaking, married love, observance, passion, pay homage to, physical love, pietism, piety, piousness, popular regard, popularity, prestige, prize, regard, religion, religionism, religiousness, respect, revere, reverence, reverential regard, sentiment, sex, sexual love, shine, spiritual love, tender feeling, tender passion, theism, think highly of, think much of, think well of, treasure, truelove, uxoriousness, value, venerate, veneration, weakness, worshipfulness, yearning
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Worship homage rendered to God which it is sinful (idolatry) to render to any created being (Ex. 34:14; Isa. 2:8). Such worship was refused by Peter (Acts 10:25,26) and by an angel (Rev. 22:8,9).
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

WORSHIP. The honor and homage rendered to the Creator. 2. In the United States, this is free, every one being at liberty to worship God according to the dictates of his conscience. Vide Christianity; Religious test.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

WORSHIP, Eng. law. A title or addition given to certain persons. 2 Inst. 666; Bac. Ab. Misnomer, A 2.
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

WORSHIP, n. Homo Creator's testimony to the sound construction and fine finish of Deus Creatus. A popular form of abjection, having an element of pride.