reverent

adjective rev·er·ent \ ˈrev-rənt , ˈre-və- ; ˈre-vərnt \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of reverent

: expressing or characterized by reverence : worshipful

reverently

adverb

Examples of reverent in a Sentence

  1. a reverent crowd of worshippers

  2. a reverent tone of voice

Recent Examples of reverent from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'reverent.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of reverent

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French, borrowed from Latin reverent-, reverens, present participle of reverērī "to stand in awe of, 1revere"


REVERENT Defined for English Language Learners

reverent

adjective

Definition of reverent for English Language Learners

  • : showing a lot of respect : very respectful


REVERENT Defined for Kids

reverent

adjective rev·er·ent \ ˈre-və-rənt , ˈrev-rənt \

Definition of reverent for Students

: very respectful
  • reverent mourners

reverently

adverb

Learn More about reverent


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up reverent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

allowing a liquid or gas to pass through

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu-jedi-training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!