['rev(ə)r(ə)ns] or ['rɛvərəns]
(noun.) an act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy).
(noun.) a reverent mental attitude.
(verb.) regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; 'Fear God as your father'; 'We venerate genius'.
Inputed by Jane--From WordNet
(n.) Profound respect and esteem mingled with fear and affection, as for a holy being or place; the disposition to revere; veneration.
(n.) The act of revering; a token of respect or veneration; an obeisance.
(n.) That which deserves or exacts manifestations of reverence; reverend character; dignity; state.
(n.) A person entitled to be revered; -- a title applied to priests or other ministers with the pronouns his or your; sometimes poetically to a father.
(v. t.) To regard or treat with reverence; to regard with respect and affection mingled with fear; to venerate.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
n. Veneration, honor, homage, adoration, awe.
v. a. Revere.
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Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Honor, awe, veneration, adoration, deference, devotion, respect, worship,homage
ANT:Dishonor, contempt, slight, irreverent, contumely, contumacy
Unserious Contents or Definition
n. The spiritual attitude of a man to a god and a dog to a man.
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- Whether truth--be it religious or moral truth--speak eloquently and in well-chosen language or not, its voice should be heard with reverence. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- And in ages to come we will reverence them and kneel before their sepulchres as at the graves of heroes. Plato. The Republic.
- Tycho Brahe had a great reverence for Copernicus, but he did not accept his planetary system; and he fe lt that advance in astronomy depended on painstaking observation. Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- Well, at any rate, I revoke what I said this morning--that you Milton people did not reverence the past. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- At one point in the service a bell would be rung and a mirror lifted up, while the whole congregation, in an access of reverence, bowed lower. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- On the contrary, the Moors reverence cats as something sacred. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- Mr. Higgins, I trust, whatever else you have given up, you believe'--(Mr. Hale's voice dropped low in reverence)--'you believe in Him. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- But they left it in limbo, they reverenced it, and they passed by. Walter Lippmann. A Preface to Politics.
- He was no mocking-bird of praise, to try because another extolled what he reverenced and passionately loved, to outdo him in laudation. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- So that what course save one was there now left for any son who reverenced his mother's memory as Yeobright did? Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- I liked to read what they liked to read: what they enjoyed, delighted me; what they approved, I reverenced. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- The therns worshipped the hideous plant men and the apes, or at least they reverenced them as the abodes of the departed spirits of their own dead. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.