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Meaning of “worship” in the English Dictionary

"worship" in British English

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worshipverb

uk   /ˈwɜː.ʃɪp/  us   /ˈwɝː-/ (-pp- or US also -p-)
  • worship verb (RELIGION)

C1 [T] to have or show a ​strongfeeling of ​respect and ​admiration for ​God or a ​god: On the ​island the ​people worshipped different ​gods. [I] to go to a ​religiousceremony: They ​socialize together and worship in the same ​mosque. The ​pollshowed that over 40 ​percent of Americans worship on a ​weeklybasis.

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worshipnoun

uk   /ˈwɜː.ʃɪp/  us   /ˈwɝː-/
  • worship noun (RELIGION)

C2 [U] the ​act of worshipping ​God or a ​god, often through ​praying or ​singing: daily acts of worship Christian/​Sikh/​Muslim worship For Jews, the ​synagogue is the ​centre for ​community worship and ​study. Local ​people have ​complained about ​improperlydressedtouristsentering places of worship (= ​buildings for ​religiousceremonies or ​privateprayer).

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  • worship noun (TITLE)

His, Your, etc. Worship UK formal used as a ​title of ​respect when ​speaking to or about a ​mayor or a ​magistrate: His Worship the Mayor will ​present the ​awards. [as form of address] Thank you, Your Worship.
(Definition of worship from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"worship" in American English

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worshipverb

 us   /ˈwɜr·ʃɪp/
  • worship verb (PRAY)

[I/T] (-p-, -pp-) to ​pray to ​God or a ​god: [I] They went on a ​pilgrimage to India to worship at the ​holyBuddhistshrines there. [I/T] (-p-, -pp-) To worship is also to go ​regularly to a ​place for ​religiousceremonies: [I] They ​work for the same ​company, ​socialize together, and worship at the same ​church.
  • worship verb (ADMIRE)

[T] to ​feel a lot of ​love and ​admiration for someone or something: As ​kids, we worshiped ​our Aunt Martha, who ​let us ​sleep late and took us to ​greatplaces.

worshipnoun [U]

 us   /ˈwɜr·ʃɪp/
  • worship noun [U] (PRAYER)

A ​house/​place of worship is a ​building for ​religiousceremonies and ​prayer.
(Definition of worship from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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