• WordNet 3.6
    • v revere love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol "Many teenagers idolized the Beatles"
    • v revere regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of "Fear God as your father","We venerate genius"
    • n revere a lapel on a woman's garment; turned back to show the reverse side
    • n Revere American silversmith remembered for his midnight ride (celebrated in a poem by Longfellow) to warn the colonists in Lexington and Concord that British troops were coming (1735-1818)
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Paul Revere Paul Revere
Paul Revere's Ride Paul Revere's Ride

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When you give someone roses, the color can have a meaning. The meaning of rose colors: Red = Love and respect, Deep pink = Gratitude, appreciation, Light pink = Admiration, sympathy White = Reverence, humility, Yellow = Joy, gladness,Orange = Enthusiasm, desire, Red & yellow blend = Gaiety, joviality,Pale blended tones = Sociability, friendship
    • v. t Revere To regard with reverence, or profound respect and affection, mingled with awe or fear; to venerate; to reverence; to honor in estimation. "Marcus Aurelius, whom he rather revered as his father than treated as his partner in the empire."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • revere To regard with deepest respect and awe; venerate; reverence; hold in great honor or high esteem.
    • revere Synonyms Worship, Reverence, etc. See adore.
    • n revere A Middle English form of river.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Revere rē-vēr′ to regard with respectful awe: to venerate
    • v.t Revere to regard with reverence: to venerate or honour
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  • Thomas B. Aldrich
    Thomas B. Aldrich
    “To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Sunday is the core of our civilization, dedicated to thought and reverence.”
  • Voltaire
    “It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.”
  • John Ruskin
    “An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind.”
  • Lao-Tzu
    “The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, We did it ourselves.”
  • Sextus Propertius
    Sextus Propertius
    “Every man now worships gold, all other reverence being done away.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. revereri,; pref. re-, re- + vereri, to fear, perh. akin to E. wary,: cf. F. révérer,


In literature:

Let me ask very reverently, but very plainly: Is it God's fault?
"Quiet Talks on Power" by S.D. Gordon
There was fancy, imagination, poetry, perhaps reverence, but no science.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
No; but rather reverence.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
In bowing with reverence to what is above us, we are uplifted.
"Education and the Higher Life" by J. L. Spalding
We should reverence ourselves as the most wonderful work of God within the sphere of our observation.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
To him, experimenting was an act of reverence, not a deed of idle curiosity.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
Hadria's reverence and admiration rose to the highest pitch of enthusiasm.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
They have a great reverence for cows and feed them sumptuously at festivals.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
To him in heaven my grateful reverence.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
Again, reverence comes under religion.
"On Prayer and The Contemplative Life" by St. Thomas Aquinas
Let us use them with reverence.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
The old man sprang up and took it reverently, fondly down.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
He prided himself on a most unreverential spirit, but his instant, most unfamiliar emotion was one of reverence.
"The Lady of Loyalty House" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
His erect attitude and dignified action inspired reverence, and commanded attention.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
If you can not, however, reverence what you obey, then, I say, withhold your obedience.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
No teacher more full of reverence, more humble than Gaudama the Buddha ever lived to be an example to us through all time.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
Many of the others rose to their feet and made their reverences according to their kind, clumsy or clever.
"The White Plumes of Navarre" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Let us never mention it except in reverence and devotion.
"Mary, Help of Christians" by Various
Here is Don Ramon to speak with your reverence!
"The Firebrand" by S. R. Crockett
Some of them were to go farther up, but they paused in a reverent fashion.
"A Little Girl in Old St. Louis" by Amanda Minnie Douglas

In poetry:

But when she knelt in all her radiant youth,
Pure as her sister angels far above,
My heart found its own worship in the truth,
And reverence for all her trust and love.
"Bertha" by Alexander Anderson
Whence reverence round grey-haired story grew:
And inmost spots of ancient horror shone
As temples under beams of trials bygone;
For in them sang brave times with God in view.
"Forest History" by George Meredith
With reverent eyes and bowed, uncovered head,
A son of sorrow kneels by fanes you knew;
But cannot say the words that should be said
To crowned and winged divinities like you.
"John Bede Polding" by Henry Kendall
I love to have you thus (nay, dear, lie quiet,
How should these reverent fingers wrong your hair?)
So calmly careless of the rush and riot
That rages round is seething everywhere.
"The Garden" by Laurence Hope
Yea, let us wrestle for the light, the truth,
Which with untruth and darkness wage their fray!
Then, bowing reverently before your face,
“You are a poet!” we with joy will say.
"The Poet" by Hovhannes Hovhannessian
Needs must they love thee who may call thee home,
Whose centuried past their grateful reverence claims;
Thy sister city of the golden dome
Points to no fairer scroll of noble names.
"Cambridge" by Oscar Fay Adams

In news:

Last night's Emmy ceremony continued the show's tradition of being tragically less boozy than the Golden Globes while not being nearly as revered as the Oscars.
At a New Yorker Exhibit, Some Artists Revere the Old Days.
Across India, environmentalists battle a tide of troubles to clean up a river revered as the source of life.
The standard is high, given the group's status as possibly the most-revered rock band of the past 30 years.
Ashoura, when one of the faith's most revered figures, Imam Hussein, was martyred in battle.
Emily Deveau is the best athlete at Revere High School whom you've probably never seen in competition.
Paul Revere's Ride by David Hackett Fischer Oxford University Press, 445 pp.
Revered teacher, IB coordinator leaves Metro Schools for LEAD.
We revere veterans when they're for Kerry.
Fact checking Sarah Palin's twist on Paul Revere .
In the Light of Reverence .
Out of reverence to God, we are led to respect the elderly and those who are in authority over us.
Report cites Penn State's 'culture of reverence ' for football.
A young Elizabeth Taylor played Velvet Brown and Ann Revere appeared as her mother in National Velvet, the 1944 classic about a spunky girl and her horse.
Revere Girls lose Lincoln Sudbury , 43-51, March 5, 2011.

In science:

Finally, we recognize and acknowledge the cultural role and reverence that the summit of Mauna Kea has within the indigenous Hawaiian community.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
The authors wish to recognize and acknowledge the very significant cultural role and reverence that the summit of Mauna Kea has always had within the indigenous Hawaiian community.
Dynamical Masses for Low-Mass Pre-Main Sequence Stars: A Preliminary Physical Orbit for HD 98800 B
Speci fically, we follow the approach of [7, 10, 11] and revers e the trend to show that these finite dimensional results have a lot to offer in the original setting of , and in particular as tools for a numerical study of singularly perturbed (integro) differential operators.
On Temple--Kato like inequalities and applications
PT acknowledges financial contribution from contract ASIINAF I/088/06/0. “The authors wish to recognize and acknowledge the very significant cultural role and reverence that the summit of Mauna Kea has always had within the indigenous Hawaiian community.
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey: Optical spectroscopy of faint X-ray sources with the VLT and Keck
Indeed it is gratifying to see that the revered physics journal Reviews of Modern Physics has published already their first review on Econophysics, namely on “Statistical mechanics of money, wealth, and income” by physicist Victor Yakovenko and economist J.
Fifteen Years of Econophysics Research
Its success, clearly exemplified by the magnitude of the operating system GNU/Linux, came as a surprise to even the most optimistic programmers, who thought that big applications would always need a reverent cathedralbuilding approach.
Automatic Deduction in Dynamic Geometry using Sage
The authors also wish to recognize and acknowledge the very significant cultural role and reverence that the summit of Mauna Kea has always had within the indigenous Hawaiian community.
Rotational Velocities of Individual Components in Very Low Mass Binaries
Therefore vintage instruments are so revered by players and collectors.
Music in Terms of Science
Mirror symmetry must always be combined with τ because any cell through which the mirror passes must be its own image in the symmetry but the re flection alone, revers ing warp and weft, would reverse its conventional colour.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
Figure 3b, an axis of side-rever sing glide-re flection as shown in Figure 3c.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
In general, the ideas described above are in accord with the aim to find a rever sal of non-linear sigma model constructions.
Decoding the geometry of conformal field theories
Lorentz and Poincaré so they could be maintained, but it would have been extremely unwise to suggest at the time that Maxwell’s theory of electromagnetism was in error - the theory had become so revered.
Some Comments on the Tests of General Relativity
The authors wish to recognize and acknowledge the very significant cultural role and reverence that the summit of Mauna Kea has always had within the indigenous Hawaiian community.
The temporal changes in the emission spectrum of Comet 9P/Tempel 1 after Deep Impact
F (x) = δ(J [x, f, A] − J ), where P (J ) is the probability distribution for the quantity J achieved from the jump process (2) and PTR (J ) is the corresponding distribution from the time-revered system (14).
A generalized integral fluctuation theorem for general jump processes
However, the uncertainty increases for excited states with higher energies, especially the odd parity states. A small subset of the total number of corresponding 138,121 transitions among the LS terms, and 712,120 fine structure transitions, was reprocessed whe rever observed energies are available.
Atomic data from the Iron Project.LVIII. New radiative transition probabilities for Fe IV including fine structure