Devil worship, Fire worship, Hero worship, etc. See under Devil, Fire, Hero, etc.

(Wor"ship), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Worshiped or Worshipped; p. pr. & vb. n. Worshiping or Worshipping.]

1. To respect; to honor; to treat with civil reverence. [Obsoles.] Chaucer.

Our grave . . . shall have a tongueless mouth,
Not worshiped with a waxen epitaph.

This holy image that is man God worshipeth.

2. To pay divine honors to; to reverence with supreme respect and veneration; to perform religious exercises in honor of; to adore; to venerate.

But God is to be worshiped.

When all our fathers worshiped stocks and stones.

3. To honor with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize.

With bended knees I daily worship her.

Syn. — To adore; revere; reverence; bow to; honor.

(Wor"ship) v. i. To perform acts of homage or adoration; esp., to perform religious service.

Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
John iv. 20.

Was it for this I have loved . . . and worshiped in silence?

(Wor`ship*a*bil"i*ty) n. The quality of being worthy to be worshiped. [R.] Coleridge.

(Wor"ship*a*ble) a. Capable of being worshiped; worthy of worship. [R.] Carlyle.

(Wor"ship*er) n. One who worships; one who pays divine honors to any being or thing; one who adores. [Written also worshipper.]

(Wor"ship*ful) a. Entitled to worship, reverence, or high respect; claiming respect; worthy of honor; — often used as a term of respect, sometimes ironically. "This is worshipful society." Shak.

[She is] so dear and worshipful.

Wor"ship*ful*ly, adv.Wor"ship*ful*ness, n.

(Worst) a., superl. of Bad. [OE. werst, worste, wurste, AS. wyrst, wierst, wierrest. See Worse, a.] Bad, evil, or pernicious, in the highest degree, whether in a physical or moral sense. See Worse. "Heard so oft in worst extremes." Milton.

I have a wife, the worst that may be.

If thou hadst not been born the worst of men,
Thou hadst been a knave and flatterer.

6. An object of worship.

In attitude and aspect formed to be
At once the artist's worship and despair.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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