worshiper


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wor·ship

 (wûr′shĭp)
n.
1.
a. The reverent love and devotion accorded a deity, an idol, or a sacred object.
b. The ceremonies, prayers, or other religious forms by which this love is expressed: a chapel where worship is held daily.
2. Ardent admiration or love; adoration: the worship of celebrities.
3. often Worship Chiefly British Used as a form of address for magistrates, mayors, and certain other dignitaries: Your Worship.
v. wor·shiped, wor·ship·ing, wor·ships or wor·shipped or wor·ship·ping
v.tr.
1. To honor and love as a deity.
2. To regard with ardent or adoring esteem or devotion. See Synonyms at revere1.
v.intr.
To participate in religious rites of worship.

[Middle English worshipe, worthiness, honor, from Old English weorthscipe : weorth, worth; see worth1 + -scipe, -ship.]

wor′ship·er, wor′ship·per n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.worshiper - someone who admires too much to recognize faults
adorer, admirer - someone who admires a young woman; "she had many admirers"
hero worshiper, hero worshipper - someone who worships heroes
2.worshiper - a person who has religious faithworshiper - a person who has religious faith  
denomination - a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
theist - one who believes in the existence of a god or gods
devil worshiper - someone who worships devils
monotheist - a believer in one god
mystic, religious mystic - someone who believes in the existence of realities beyond human comprehension
numerologist - a believer in numerology
pantheist - someone who believes that God and the universe are the same
pilgrim - someone who journeys to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion
sun worshiper - someone who worships the sun
theosophist - a believer in theosophy
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I jumped back as if I had been accused, and stood quaking while a worshiper entered and passed up the aisle.
The worshipers went and came; there were hardly ever three in the church at once, but there was always one or more.
It seemed to him that he was surrounded by men who adored him: and he felt convinced that, after his dinner, Balashev too was his friend and worshiper.
Carlyle is a hero worshiper, and in Cromwell as a hero he can find no fault.
There was neither priest nor worshiper, yet they found all the evidences of use, by a congregation which Billy judged must be small from the number of the benches.
Everyone was a friend, and she offered kisses to a stranger so confidingly that the most inveterate bachelor relented, and baby-lovers became faithful worshipers.
But by this time we had reached the little church, into which a goodly stream of worshipers, consisting mainly of fishermen and their families, was flowing.
Just before we came to Joseph's Pit, we had "raised" a hill, and there, a few miles before us, with not a tree or a shrub to interrupt the view, lay a vision which millions of worshipers in the far lands of the earth would give half their possessions to see--the sacred Sea of Galilee!
Before he extinguished the single candle he had brought with him for the purpose, and the flickering light of which had cast the first alleviating rays into the impenetrable darkness of the buried chamber, that it had known for the countless ages since it had lain forgotten of man, Tarzan's mind reverted to that first occasion upon which he had entered the treasure vault, coming upon it by chance as he fled from the pits beneath the temple, where he had been hidden by La, the High Priestess of the Sun Worshipers.
The vision seemed to enter the house with me--the stretcher, the phantom-bearers, the wild crowd of obedient worshipers, the gloom of the forests, the glitter of the reach between the murky bends, the beat of the drum, regular and muffled like the beat- ing of a heart--the heart of a conquering darkness.
After the service, a worshiper asked him what version of the Bible he had used.
A church spokesman, the Rev Theo Joseph, said a male worshiper and a nun, Sister Theresa Elgin, died from injuries suffered in the morning attack at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in the capital, Castries, of the tiny Caribbean island.