Praise And Worship Bible Study: Word Topics: Worship: Webster’s Dictionary

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Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary


  1. (a.) Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness.

  2. (a.) Honor; respect; civil deference.

  3. (a.) Hence, a title of honor, used in addresses to certain magistrates and others of rank or station.

  4. (n.) The act of paying divine honors to the Supreme Being; religious reverence and homage; adoration, or acts of reverence, paid to God, or a being viewed as God.

  5. (a.) Obsequious or submissive respect; extravagant admiration; adoration.

  6. (n.) An object of worship.

  7. (v. t.) To respect; to honor; to treat with civil reverence.

  8. (v. t.) To pay divine honors to; to reverence with supreme respect and veneration; to perform religious exercises in honor of; to adore; to venerate.

  9. (v. t.) To honor with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize.

  10. (v. i.) To perform acts of homage or adoration; esp., to perform religious service.
    Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary  (1888 edition) is a public domain dictionary. This dictionary was published by G. & C. Merriam Company. Release to public in 1913.

Smith’s Dictionary

a translation of the Greek word neocoros, used once only, (Acts 19:35) in the margin, “temple-keeper.” The neocoros was originally an attendant in a temple probably intrusted with its charge. The term neocoros became thus applied to cities or communities which undertook the worship of particular emperors even during their lives.
The first occurrence of the term in connection with Ephesus is on coins of the age of Nero, A.D. 54-68.
Smith’s Dictionary  (1884 edition) is a public domain dictionary. Original Name is Dictionary of the Bible by William Smith. 4 volume set. This dictionary was published by Boston Company.


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