reverence

See also: révérence

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɛv.ə.ɹəns/, /ˈɹɛv.ɹəns/
  • Hyphenation: rev‧er‧ence
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NounEdit

reverence (countable and uncountable, plural reverences)

  1. Veneration; profound awe and respect, normally in a sacred context.
  2. An act of showing respect, such as a bow.
    • August 2, 1758, Oliver Goldsmith, A Letter from a Traveller
      Make twenty reverences upon receiving [] about twopence.
  3. The state of being revered.
  4. A form of address for some members of the clergy.
    your reverence
  5. That which deserves or exacts manifestations of reverence; reverend character; dignity; state.

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VerbEdit

reverence (third-person singular simple present reverences, present participle reverencing, simple past and past participle reverenced)

  1. (transitive) To show or feel reverence to.
    Synonyms: honour, venerate

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NounEdit

reverence f (usually uncountable, plural reverences)

  1. respect