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Meaning of ADORATION

Pronunciation:  `adu'reyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  worship given to God alone
  2. [n]  the act of admiring strongly
  3. [n]  a feeling of profound love and admiration

ADORATION is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: idolisation, idolization, latria, worship
 See Also: admiration, appreciation, glorification, love, worship



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ad`o*ra"tion\, n. [L. adoratio, fr. adorare: cf. F.
1. The act of playing honor to a divine being; the worship
   paid to God; the act of addressing as a god.

         The more immediate objects of popular adoration
         amongst the heathens were deified human beings.

2. Homage paid to one in high esteem; profound veneration;
   intense regard and love; fervent devotion.

3. A method of electing a pope by the expression of homage
   from two thirds of the conclave.

         [Pole] might have been chosen on the spot by
         adoration.                            --Froude.

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