veneration


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ven·er·a·tion

 (vĕn′ə-rā′shən)
n.
1. A feeling of profound respect or reverence: an object held in veneration. See Synonyms at honor.
2. The act of venerating: displayed their veneration of the saint with a procession.

ven′er·a′tion·al adj.

veneration

(ˌvɛnəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. a feeling or expression of awe or reverence
2. the act of venerating or the state of being venerated
ˌvenerˈational adj

ven•er•a•tion

(ˌvɛn əˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of venerating or the state of being venerated.
2. the feeling of a person who venerates.
3. an expression of this feeling.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.veneration - a feeling of profound respect for someone or somethingveneration - a feeling of profound respect for someone or something; "the fear of God"; "the Chinese reverence for the dead"; "the French treat food with gentle reverence"; "his respect for the law bordered on veneration"
emotion - any strong feeling
2.veneration - religious zealveneration - religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
worship - the activity of worshipping
Bible-worship, bibliolatry - the worship of the Bible
grammatolatry, verbolatry, word-worship - the worship of words
symbolatry, symbololatry, symbol-worship - the worship of symbols
anthropolatry, worship of man - the worship of human beings
gynaeolatry, gyneolatry, woman-worship - the worship of women
lordolatry - the worship of a lord because of his rank or title
miracle-worship, thaumatolatry - the worship of miracles
place-worship, topolatry - the worship of places

veneration

noun respect, esteem, reverence, worship, awe, deference, adoration Churchill was held in veneration in his lifetime.

veneration

noun
The act of adoring, especially reverently:
Translations
تَبْجيل، تَوْقير
úcta
ærbødighed
djúp virîing

veneration

[ˌvenəˈreɪʃən] Nveneración f
his veneration forla veneración que sentía por ...
to hold sb in venerationreverenciar a algn

veneration

[ˌvɛnəˈreɪʃən] nvénération f
to be held in veneration → être vénéré(e)venereal disease [vɪˌnɪəriəldɪˈziːz] nmaladie f vénérienne

veneration

nBewunderung f, → Verehrung f(of für); (of idols)Verehrung f; (of traditions)Ehrfurcht f (→ of vor +dat); to hold somebody in venerationjdn hoch achten or verehren

veneration

[ˌvɛnəˈreɪʃn] nvenerazione f

venerate

(ˈvenəreit) verb
to respect; to honour greatly. In some countries, old people are venerated more than in others.
ˈvenerable adjective
worthy of great respect because of age or for special goodness. a venerable old man.
ˌveneˈration noun
His pupils regarded him with veneration.
References in classic literature ?
The dark and fearful sea of the subtle Ulysses' wanderings, agitated by the wrath of Olympian gods, harbouring on its isles the fury of strange monsters and the wiles of strange women; the highway of heroes and sages, of warriors, pirates, and saints; the workaday sea of Carthaginian merchants and the pleasure lake of the Roman Caesars, claims the veneration of every seaman as the historical home of that spirit of open defiance against the great waters of the earth which is the very soul of his calling.
One fact in this attribution is remarkable -- the veneration paid to Hesiod.
You are not without the capacity of veneration, and faith and hope, and conscience and reason, and every other requisite to a Christian's character, if you choose to employ them; but all our talents increase in the using, and every faculty, both good and bad, strengthens by exercise: therefore, if you choose to use the bad, or those which tend to evil, till they become your masters, and neglect the good till they dwindle away, you have only yourself to blame.
Indeed, place this reversed skull (scaled down to the human magnitude) among a plate of men's skulls, and you would involuntarily confound it with them; and remarking the depressions on one part of its summit, in phrenological phrase you would say --This man had no self-esteem, and no veneration.
Our intention, in short, is to introduce our heroine with the utmost solemnity in our power, with an elevation of stile, and all other circumstances proper to raise the veneration of our reader.
I remember vividly another evening, when something led us to talk of Dante's veneration for Virgil.
I was struck with a profound veneration at the sight of Brutus, and could easily discover the most consummate virtue, the greatest intrepidity and firmness of mind, the truest love of his country, and general benevolence for mankind, in every lineament of his countenance.
The other Queen for whom they retain a great veneration is Candace, whom they call Judith, and indeed if what they relate of her could be proved, there never was, amongst the most illustrious and beneficent sovereigns, any to whom their country was more indebted, for it is said that she being converted by Inda her eunuch, whom St.
Is it not the glory of the people of America, that, whilst they have paid a decent regard to the opinions of former times and other nations, they have not suffered a blind veneration for antiquity, for custom, or for names, to overrule the suggestions of their own good sense, the knowledge of their own situation, and the lessons of their own experience?
A fortunate chance had recommended him to Lady Catherine de Bourgh when the living of Hunsford was vacant; and the respect which he felt for her high rank, and his veneration for her as his patroness, mingling with a very good opinion of himself, of his authority as a clergyman, and his right as a rector, made him altogether a mixture of pride and obsequiousness, self-importance and humility.
Well, his little plantation has now grown to be a populous city; and the inhabitants have a great veneration for Roger Williams.
We have already noticed the superstitious feelings with which the Indians regard the Black Hills; but this immense range of mountains, which divides all that they know of the world, and gives birth to such mighty rivers, is still more an object of awe and veneration.