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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
1. To honor and love as a deity.
2. To regard with ardent or adoring esteem or devotion. See Synonyms at revere1.
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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
For ages it had lain buried beneath the temple of the Flaming God, midway of one of the many inky passages which the superstitious descendants of the ancient Sun Worshipers had either dared not or cared not to explore.
A source from the Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem on Tuesday said that the Israeli Occupation Police stationed at the gates of Al-Aqsa mosque prevented children and worshiper from entering, but allowed settler groups in.
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.
It is exclusively between the worshiper and the supreme being one believes in, he said.
These were: santa, the peaceful emotion that resulted from the realization of the divine as the awesome, absolute reality; dasya, an emotional relationship wherein the worshiper assumed the role of a servant before God as a powerful master; sakhya, wherein the worshiper related to God as a friend; vatsalya, where the worshiper treated God with the affection of a parent for a child; and finally srngara, a passionately charged relationship wherein God became the worshiper's erotic lover.
A worshiper said to NINA reporter :"The army impede the arrival of the clergy who lead demonstrations in the left coast of the city , from getting Ahrar Square under the pretext of security measures.
I've never seen these soldiers come into the Haram before, never in my whole life,'' said a worshiper, Abdel Raouf Baraka.
The down-home atmosphere draws people in, says David Watkins, a former Episcopal priest and another regular worshiper.