Found 2 items, similar to Hero worship.
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Definition: hero worship
n : admiration for great men (or their memory)
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Definition: Hero worship
, n.; pl. Heroes
. [F. h['e]ros, L. heros, Gr. ?.]
1. (Myth.) An illustrious man, supposed to be exalted, after
death, to a place among the gods; a demigod, as Hercules.
2. A man of distinguished valor or enterprise in danger, or
fortitude in suffering; a prominent or central personage
in any remarkable action or event; hence, a great or
Each man is a hero and oracle to somebody.
3. The principal personage in a poem, story, and the like, or
the person who has the principal share in the transactions
related; as Achilles in the Iliad, Ulysses in the Odyssey,
and [AE]neas in the [AE]neid.
The shining quality of an epic hero. --Dryden.
, extravagant admiration for great men, likened
to the ancient worship of heroes.
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Hero worship exists, has existed, and will forever
exist, universally among mankind. --Carlyle.
, n. [OE. worshipe, wur[eth]scipe, AS.
weor[eth]scipe; weor[eth] worth + -scipe -ship. See Worth
a., and -ship
1. Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness.
A man of worship and honour. --Chaucer.
Elfin, born of noble state,
And muckle worship in his native land. --Spenser.
2. Honor; respect; civil deference. [Obs.]
Of which great worth and worship may be won.
Then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them
that sit at meat with thee. --Luke xiv.
3. Hence, a title of honor, used in addresses to certain
magistrates and others of rank or station.
My father desires your worships' company. --Shak.
4. The act of paying divine honors to the Supreme Being;
religious reverence and homage; adoration, or acts of
reverence, paid to God, or a being viewed as God. “God
with idols in their worship joined.”
The worship of God is an eminent part of religion,
and prayer is a chief part of religious worship.
5. Obsequious or submissive respect; extravagant admiration;
'T is your inky brows, your black silk hair,
Your bugle eyeballs, nor your cheek of cream,
That can my spirits to your worship. --Shak.
6. An object of worship.
In attitude and aspect formed to be
At once the artist's worship and despair.
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