Definitions of reverence

  1. To regard or treat with reverence; to regard with respect and affection mingled with fear; to venerate.
  2. To regard with respect and affection mingled with awe or fear; to bow to with great respect.
  3. To regard with reverence: to venerate or honor.
  4. To regard with reverence; venerate.
  5. To revere.
  6. regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; " Fear God as your father"; " We venerate genius"
  7. To regard with reverence.
  8. To regard with fear mingled with respect and affection.
  9. a profound fear inspired by a deity
  10. Profound respect and esteem mingled with fear and affection, as for a holy being or place; the disposition to revere; veneration.
  11. The act of revering; a token of respect or veneration; an obeisance.
  12. That which deserves or exacts manifestations of reverence; reverend character; dignity; state.
  13. A person entitled to be revered; - a title applied to priests or other ministers with the pronouns his or your; sometimes poetically to a father.
  14. Deep respect mingled with awe and affection; a low bow to show respect; a title given to the clergy; with his your.
  15. Respectful awe; veneration; a respectful salutation; title of the clergy.
  16. An act of respect; obeisance.
  17. A reverend person.
  18. Fear mingled with respect and esteem; veneration; an act of respect or obcisance; a title of the clergy.
  19. Fear mingled with respect and affection, as for a parent or one in authority; an act of obeisance; a title given in addressing a clergyman.