What does the word adoration mean?

Usage examples for adoration

  1. She kissed the baby many times, softly, fearing that it might break, then drew back and gazed at it with rapt adoration. – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  2. And the Adoration of the Cross on Good Friday. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  3. Whence I stood, I had a side view of her face as she looked upward in rapt adoration- that face which I had once deemed so childish. – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman