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adoration


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adoration  \Ad`o*ra"tion\,  n.  [L.  adoratio,  fr  adorare:  cf  F. 
  adoration.] 
  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. 
  --Farmer. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adoration 
  n  1:  a  feeling  of  profound  love  and  admiration  [syn:  {worship}] 
  2:  the  act  of  admiring  strongly  [syn:  {adulation},  {idolization}, 
  {idolisation}] 
  3:  worship  given  to  God  alone  [syn:  {latria}] 




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