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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.

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Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1853)

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ADORATION, the act of rendering divine honours, or of addressing a being, as supposing it a god. The word is compounded of ad, to, and os, oris, mouth ; and literally signifies to apply the hand to the mouth ; manum ados ad- movere, to kiss ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Religions (2006)

by Bruno Becchio, Johannes P. Schadé

Adoration of the Magi Visit to the infant Christ by the Wise Men from the East, illuminated manuscript, Book of Hours, Paris ca. 1420. ii Adoration Adoration of the Magi. Illuminated manuscript, breviary ...

Google previewThe Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)

An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne

The Nocturnal Adoration is carried on in many countries by associations of men. The first confraternity for the Nocturnal Adoration called "Pia Unione di Adoratori del SS. Sagra- mento" was founded in Rome, in 1810. In Paris, before the ...

Google previewA Protestant Dictionary (1904)

Containing Articles on the History, Doctrines, and Practices of the Christian Church by Charles Henry Hamilton Wright, Charles Neil

ADORATION OF THE EUCHARIST.— The practice of worshipping the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ. This is one of the consequences of the dogma of the Objective Presence in the elements. If Christ has entered into the bread ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences (1874)

Comprising the Whole Range of Arts, Sciences and Literature as Connected with the Institution by Albert Gallatin Mackey

Adoration. The act of paying divine worship. The Latin word adorare is derived from ad, " to," and of, orii, " the mouth," and we thus etymologically learn that the primitive and most general ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences ... (1905)

Containing Also an Addendum, Giving the Results of Subsequent Study, Research and Discovery to the Present Time, and a Self-pronouncing Dictionary by Albert Gallatin Mackey, Charles Thompson McClenachan

Adoration. The act of paying divine worship. The Latin word adorare is derived from ad, “to,” and os, oris, “the mouth,” and we thus etymologically learn that ...

Google previewThe Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

ADORATION, extemzal, coincides with what is otherwise called rilua/ adoraiibctn. ADORATlON, infernal, coincides with spiritual adoration, called also adoration in spirit and in truth. PlDoRATIoN solemn, that performed in public, with stated ...

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

ADORATION, n.s. [adoratio, Lat.] 1. The external homage paid to the Divinity, dilf inctfrom mental reverence. — Solemn and serviceable worship we name, for distinction sake, whatsoever belongeth, to the church, or publick society, of God, ...

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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Small photo of MOSCOW, RUSSIA - MAY 13, 2018: A stamp printed in Austria shows "Adoration of Shepherds" Johannes Chapel, Nonnberg Abbey, Christmas serie, circa 1967Small photo of PARMA, ITALY - APRIL 16, 2018: The fresco of Adoration of sheepherds in Baptistery from 14 - 15. cent.Small photo of A young mother and her little son look at each other, face to face. How much love and adoration in these views!Small photo of LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN - SEPTEMBER 17, 2017: The mosaic of The Adoration of Shepherds in church St. Barnabas by Bodley and Garner (end of 19. cent.).Small photo of sanctuary of adoration to crucified jesusSmall photo of Happy together. Side view of positive romantic boyfriend and girlfriend are sitting on comfortable couch and talking. They are looking at each other with adoration. Sunlight in backgroundSmall photo of The very spiritual yellow sunflower looking upwards representing auspicious, good luck, long life, bounty, harvest, adoration, loyalty and longevity concepts More...

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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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