act of worship

  • 1 worship — worshiper, n. worshipingly, adv. /werr ship/, n., v., worshiped, worshiping or (esp. Brit.) worshipped, worshipping. n. 1. reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred. 2. formal or ceremonious… …

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  • 2 Worship — This article refers to the religious act. For the album by Michael W. Smith see Worship (album). For the style see Worship (style). [ Charles Sprague Pearce (1896). Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.] Worship usually… …

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  • 3 worship — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ daily, regular ▪ evening, morning ▪ Sunday ▪ public ▪ …

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  • 4 act — act1 W1S1 [ækt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(action)¦ 2¦(law)¦ 3¦(pretending)¦ 4 get your act together 5¦(play)¦ 6¦(performance)¦ 7¦(performer)¦ 8 a hard/tough etc act to follow 9 get in on the act 10 act of God …

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  • 5 worship — wor|ship1 [ˈwə:ʃıp US ˈwə:r ] v past tense and past participle worshipped present participle worshipping also worshiped worshiping AmE 1.) [I and T] to show respect and love for a god, especially by praying in a religious building ▪ They all… …

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  • 6 worship — I UK [ˈwɜː(r)ʃɪp] / US [ˈwɜrˌʃɪp] noun [uncountable] * a) the activity of showing respect and love for a god, for example by singing or praying The building has been a place of worship since the eighth century. The whole school meets for the… …

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  • 7 worship — I. noun Etymology: Middle English worshipe worthiness, respect, reverence paid to a divine being, from Old English weorthscipe worthiness, respect, from weorth worthy, worth + scipe ship Date: before 12th century 1. chiefly British a person of… …

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  • 8 worship — 1 verb worshipped, worshipping also worshiped, worshiping AmE 1 (I, T) to show respect and love for a god, especially by praying in a church, temple etc 2 (T) to admire and love someone very much: She absolutely worships those children. 3 worship …

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  • 9 worship — wor|ship1 [ wɜr,ʃıp ] noun uncount * the activity of showing respect and love for a god, for example by singing or praying: The building has been a place of worship since the eighth century. The whole school meets for the daily act of worship. a …

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  • 10 act — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 thing that sb does ADJECTIVE ▪ charitable, kind ▪ heroic, selfless ▪ a heroic act of bravery ▪ aggressive …

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  • 11 act — 1 noun (C) 1 ACTION (C) a particular kind of action: a criminal act | act of kindness/revenge/courage etc: The Bishop condemned the attack as an act of mindless violence. | a supreme act of heroism | the sexual act (=the act of having sex) 2 be… …

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  • 12 WORSHIP — WORSHIP, service rendered to God and comprehending both the attitude of reverence and love toward the Deity and the activity – in conduct as well as ritual – in which the homage finds expression. Terminology The biblical vocabulary of worship is… …

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  • 13 Worship — Wor ship, n. [OE. worshipe, wur[eth]scipe, AS. weor[eth]scipe; weor[eth] worth + scipe ship. See {Worth}, a., and { ship}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] A man of worship and… …

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  • 14 worship — [wʉr′ship] n. [ME worschip < OE weorthscipe, honor, dignity, worship: see WORTH1 & SHIP] 1. a) reverence or devotion for a deity; religious homage or veneration b) a church service or other rite showing this 2. extreme devotion or intense …

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  • 15 Act of Uniformity 1549 — The Act of Uniformity 1549 (citation 2 3 Edward VI (reigned 1547 1553), c. 1) established The Book of Common Prayer ( The Book of the Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the Church after the use… …

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  • 16 Act of Toleration 1689 — The Act of Toleration was an act of the English Parliament (24 May, 1689, citation 1 Will. Mar. c. 18 ), the long title of which is An Act for Exempting their Majestyes Protestant Subjects dissenting from the Church of England from the Penalties… …

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  • 17 Act of God — God God (g[o^]d), n. [AS. god; akin to OS. & D. god, OHG. got, G. gott, Icel. gu[eth], go[eth], Sw. & Dan. gud, Goth. gup, prob. orig. a p. p. from a root appearing in Skr. h[=u], p. p. h[=u]ta, to call upon, invoke, implore. [root]30. Cf.… …

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  • 18 worship — Intense admiration. An expression of reverence or devotion for a deity. The act of paying honors to th e Supreme Being; religious reverence and homage; adoration paid to God, or a Being viewed as God. Hamsher v Hamsher, 132 Ill 273, 23 NE 1123.… …

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  • 19 worship — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Reverence Nouns 1. worship, adoration, devotion, homage, service; religious rites or observance; respect, reverence, veneration; cult; deification, idolization. See idolatry, gratitude, religion, rite. 2 …

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  • 20 Act of Uniformity 1662 — The Act of Uniformity was an Act of the Parliament of England, 14 Charles II c. 4 (1662), which required the use of all the rites and ceremonies in the Book of Common Prayer in Church of England services. It also required episcopal ordination for …

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