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Definition of the noun adoration

What does adoration mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adorations

  1. a feeling of profound love and admiration
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonym of adoration: worship
    • more generic word: love = a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
  2. the act of admiring strongly
  3. the worship given to God alone
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of adoration: latria
    • more generic word: worship = the activity of worshipping

Alternative definition of the noun adoration


  1. [countable] An act of religious worship.
  2. [uncountable] Admiration or esteem.
  3. [uncountable] The act of adoring; loving devotion or fascination.


  1. "Adoration" is a 2008 Canadian drama film directed by Atom Egoyan and starring Rachel Blanchard, Scott Speedman and Devon Bostick. It is Egoyan's first feature film since Where The Truth Lies.
  2. "Adoration" a.k.a. "Adore" is a 2013 Australian-French drama film directed by Anne Fontaine. The film is based on a novella by British writer Doris Lessing called The Grandmothers.
  3. "Adoration" is a 1987 short drama film written and directed by Olivier Smolders.
  4. "Adoration" is an Synchronized sound drama film with a Vitaphone musical score and sound effects. The film was released by First National Pictures, a subsidiary of Warner Bros., and directed by Frank Lloyd. It stars Billie Dove, Antonio Moreno, Emile Chautard and Lucy Doraine. The film was also issued in a shorter silent version for theatres that were not yet wired for sound.


  1. "Adoration" is a musical single of Cranes.
    • released on (24 years ago)
  2. "Adoration" is a musical single of Mortal Love.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  3. "Adoration" is a musical album of Brenton Brown.
  4. "Adoration" is a musical EP of Heidi Klum's Bangs.
  5. "Adoration" is a musical album of Glory of This.
  6. "Adoration" is a composition.


Adoration Formed in 2003 initiated by John Stone and Stephen Carey.


  1. Adoration is respect, reverence, strong admiration or devotion in a certain person, place, or thing. The term comes from the Latin adōrātiō, meaning "to give homage or worship to someone or something".
  2. Adoration is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adoration

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Google previewCould You Not Watch with Me One Hour? (2014)

How to Cultivate a Deeper Relationship with the Lord through Eucharistic Adoration by Fr. Florian Racine

Adoration is a duty of justice within the natural virtue of justice. We find it in the first gift of the Spirit, that of fear or...

Google previewSheer Christianity (2004)

Conjectures on a Catechism by Sam Anthony Portaro

Adoration is a posture of openness to God that seeks only to enjoy God's presence. Easier said than done, this seemingly simple and somewhat passive form of prayer is the product oflong relationship and deep trust. What commonly passes ...

Google previewThe Return of the Mother (2013)

by Andrew Harvey

Adoration is the oxygen of survival at every level—survival of the body, learning to attune itself to the great rhythms of nature; survival of the mind, learning to humble its dangerous vanity before the infinitely greater beauty and majesty of the ...

Google previewTwo Sisters in the Spirit (1992)

Therese of Lisieux and Elizabeth of the Trinity by Hans Urs von Balthasar

Adoration is a love that is smothered and buried by the beauty, power and infinite grandeur of the Beloved. It falls into a kind of...

Google previewWriting the Icon of the Heart (2013)

In Silence Beholding by Maggie Ross

Practical Adoration81 Practical adoration mayseem aself contradictory phrase: after all, adoration is the selfforgetful and entirely gratuitous worship of God— not for any attribute, reason, need, or desire, but an overflowing of love simply ...

Google previewDictionary of Doctrinal and Historical Theology (1872)

by John Henry Blunt

Exactly defined, adoration is an act of reverence, interior or exterior, towards a person entitled to receive it. The Latin adorare is...

Google previewRelating in Psychotherapy (2013)

The Application of a New Theory by John Birtchnell

Adoration is a stage beyond admiration. It is accompanied by a powerful and positive...

Google previewThe spiritual life (1834)

by Thomas Griffith

" Thus then, Adoration is the offspring of Contemplative Devotion. We glide along the ever deepening tide of thought 230 DEVOTIONAL MEDITATION.

Google previewCatholic (2002)

A Scriptural, Historical, and Catechetical Study of Catholic Christianity by John J. Pasquini

Adoration is the realization that one has been saved by a Savior, by the King of kings. It is the recognition that ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; or A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature (1823)

The Romans practised adoration at sacrifices, and other solemnities ; in passing by temples, altars, groves, &.c. at the sight of statues, images, or the like, whether of stone or wood, wherein any thing of divinity was supposed to reside. Usually ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1874)

Adoration ; originally, the expression of the highest respect ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

ADORATION, n.s. [adoratio, Lat/) t. The external homage paid to the Divinity, distinct from mental reverence. — Solemn and serviceable worship we name, for distinction sake, whatsoever belongeth, to the church, or publick society, of pod, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica0 (1875)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature. A - Ana. 1

ADORATION (from os, oris, the mouth, or from oro, to pray), an act of homage or worship which, among the IRomans, was ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1823)

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Enlarged and Improved

Adoration to l'lc mouth ; Manum ad os admovere, q. d. " to kiss •— — v the hand ;" this being, in the eastern countries, one of the great marks of respect and submission. — The Romans practised adoration at sacrifices, and other solemnities ; in ...

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I just want the money and the fame and the adoration, and I don't want any of the other stuff. (Matthew Broderick)
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Scrabble value of A1D2O1R1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 9-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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