WORSHIP, n. [See Worth.]1. Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness.--Elfin born of noble state, and muckle worship in his native land.In this sense, the word is nearly or quite obsolete; but hence,2. A title of honor, used in addresses to certain magistrates and other of respectable character.My father desires your worships company.3. A term of ironical respect.4. Chiefly and eminently, the act of paying divine honors to the Supreme Being; or the reverence and homage paid to him in religious exercises, consisting in adoration, confession, prayer, thanksgiving and the like.The worship of God is an eminent part of religion.Prayer is a chief part of religious worship.5. The homage paid to idols or false gods by pagans; as the worship or Isis.6. Honor; respect; civil deference.Then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. Luke 14.7. Idolatry of lovers; obsequious or submissive respect.
WORSHIP, v.t. 1. To adore; to pay divine honors to; to reverence with supreme respect and veneration.Thou shalt worship no other God. Exodus 34.2. To respect; to honor; to treat with civil reverence.Nor worshipd with a waxen epitaph.3. To honor with extravagant love and extreme submission; as a lover.With bended knees I daily worship her.
WORSHIP, v.i. 1. To perform acts of adoration.2. To perform religious service.Our fathers worshiped in this mountain. John 4.