place of worship

place of worship
house of worship, house of prayer (i.e. church, mosque, synagogue, etc.)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Place of worship — A place of worship or house of worship is a building or other location where a group of people (a congregation) comes to perform acts of religious praise, honour, or devotion. The form and function of religious architecture has evolved over… …   Wikipedia

  • place of worship — noun any building where congregations gather for prayer • Syn: ↑house of prayer, ↑house of God, ↑house of worship • Hypernyms: ↑building, ↑edifice • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • place of worship — A church. A place set apart for rites or services of any kind which express reverence for a deity. People v Stanley, 81 Colo 276, 255 P 610. The use of the Bible in a public school does not make the school a place of worship. Hackett v… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • place of worship — formal a church or other building where people hold religious ceremonies …   English dictionary

  • 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… …   Universalium

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

  • 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… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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… …   English dictionary

  • worship — [[t]wɜ͟ː(r)ʃɪp[/t]] worships, worshipping, worshipped (in AM, use worshiping, worshiped) 1) VERB If you worship a god, you show your respect to the god, for example by saying prayers. [V n] I enjoy going to church and worshipping God. ...Jews… …   English dictionary

  • 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 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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