from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of worship.
- n. Profound love or regard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An act of religious worship.
- n. Admiration or esteem.
- n. The act of adoring; loving devotion or fascination.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of playing honor to a divine being; the worship paid to God; the act of addressing as a god.
- n. Homage paid to one in high esteem; profound veneration; intense regard and love; fervent devotion.
- n. A method of electing a pope by the expression of homage from two thirds of the conclave.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of paying honors, as to a divine being; worship addressed to a deity; the supreme worship due to God alone. In the Rom. Cath. Ch., adoration is applied to any one of three kinds of worship (though properly only to the first), namely: latria, or worship due to God alone; dulia, or the secondary worship paid to angels and saints directly, or through the veneration of relics and images; and hyperdulia, the higher worship paid to the Virgin Mary. The saints and the Virgin are adored as the friends of God, having intercessory power with him.
- n. Homage, or an act of homage, paid to one in high place or held in high esteem; profound reverence; the utmost respect, regard, or esteem; the highest degree of love, as of a man for a woman; heart's devotion.
- n. In art and archaeology: A representation of the adoration of the infant Jesus by the magi or the shepherds.
- n. A representation of the worship of an ancient divinity, of the deified dead, or of a king or an emperor. In Latin, adoratio.
- n. A method of electing a pope. See extract.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a feeling of profound love and admiration
- n. the act of admiring strongly
- n. the worship given to God alone
Horace does not say that he adores Lalage; Tibullus does not adore Delia; nor is even the term adoration to be found in Petronius.
The Count de Beaunoir still continues to be particular, in what he calls his adoration of me; but his tone and style are too romantic to authorize me in any serious remonstrance.
So one network out of all of them has the audacity not to fall in adoration at his feet.
The blind adoration is getting old, he's the leader of the free world, not a rockstar.
O Lord, to kneel in adoration before Yourdivinity incarnate in this world.
That she commands adoration from the right wing whackjobs in your country, speaks volumes about the basic intelligence level of the Limbaugh acolytes and the right wing pro-gun God fearin church goin, health care hatin sector of your population .....
Accounting for her sheer ignorance alone, one could assume the wild adoration from the male Rightards was just a byproduct of their misogyny, except, they actually look up to her for her “smarts”.
Pillars of marble and alabaster support the base, and the tabernacle, also of alabaster, is surmounted by four beautifully carved angels in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Satan is in adoration of the concepts of devotion, love, desire, deed, word and the like.
Ecce lignum crucis: this is the beginning of the parousia of the divine judge, and at the sight of the triumphal banner of redemption, whilst the Church prostrates herself low in adoration, the powers of hell flee away terror-stricken into the abyss.