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Definition of "reverence" []

  • A feeling of profound awe and respect and often love; veneration. See Synonyms at honor. (noun)
  • An act showing respect, especially a bow or curtsy. (noun)
  • The state of being revered. (noun)
  • Used as a form of address for certain members of the Christian clergy: Your Reverence. (noun)
  • To consider or treat with profound awe and respect; venerate. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reverence" in a sentence
  • "Then there is reverence for what is around us, —reverence for our equals, to which he attributes an immense power in the culture of man."
  • "But I haste to the qualifications of this divine work, — fervency, reverence, and confidence; _fervency_ in crying, _reverence and confidence_ in crying, “Abba, Father;” for these two suit well toward our"
  • "They are not reverent any more than Roman Catholics are reverent, for reverence in the sad and delicate meaning of the term reverence is a thing only possible to infidels."