—n. 1. a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration.
2. the outward manifestation of this feeling: to pay reverence. 3. a gesture indicative of deep respect; an obeisance, bow, or curtsy.
4. the state of being revered.
5. (cap.) a title used in addressing or mentioning a member of the clergy (usually prec. by your or his).
—v.t. to regard or treat with reverence; venerate: One should reverence God and His laws.