4. 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. God with idols in their worship joined. The worship of God is an eminent part of religion, and prayer is a chief part of religious worship. (Tillotson)
5. Obsequious or submissive respect; extravagant admiration; adoration. 'T is your inky brows, your black silk hair, Your bugle eyeballs, nor your cheek of cream, That can my spirits to your worship. (Shak)
Origin: OE. Worshipe, wurthscipe, AS. Weorthscipe; weorth worth _ -scipe -ship. See Worth, and -ship.
To perform acts of homage or adoration; especially, to perform religious service. Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say that in jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. (john iv. 20) Was it for this I have loved . . . And worshiped in silence? (Longfellow)