Definitions of veneration

  1. a profound fear inspired by a deity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. religious zeal; willingness to serve God Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of venerating, or the state of being venerated; the highest degree of respect and reverence; respect mingled with awe; a feeling or sentimental excited by the dignity, wisdom, or superiority of a person, by sacredness of character, by consecration to sacred services, or by hallowed associations. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act of venerating: the state of being venerated: the highest degree of respect and reverence: respect mingled with reverence and awe: awe. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Extreme respect; great reverence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Profound reverence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The highest degree of respect and reverence; respect mingled with some degree of awe. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for veneration

  1. She was then but a girl, but she was taught to look upon him with veneration as a great man. – A Morning's Walk from London to Kew by Richard Phillips
  2. Everything is so old in this North that there is no veneration for old things. – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron