Definition of worship noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwɜːʃɪp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɜːrʃɪp//
    Religious ceremonies
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  1. 1   [uncountable] the practice of showing respect for God or a god, by saying prayers, singing with others, etc.; a ceremony for this an act/a place of worship ancestor worship morning worship (= a church service in the morning) See related entries: Religious ceremonies
  2. 2[uncountable] a strong feeling of love and respect for somebody/something synonym adoration What she feels for him is akin to worship. see also hero worship
  3. 3 His, Your, etc. Worship [countable] (British English, formal) a polite way of addressing or referring to a magistrate or mayor
  4. Word OriginOld English weorthscipe ‘worthiness, acknowledgement of worth’ (see worth, -ship).Extra examples Fifteen per cent of the population attend a place of worship. Our worship today is led by the Reverend John Parker. Under the new regime, all religions enjoy freedom of worship. his hero worship of the national team the use of music in worship an act/​a place of worship devil/​ancestor worship morning/​evening worship
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: worship