Definitions for saintseɪnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. saint(noun)

    a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization

  2. saint, holy man, holy person, angel(noun)

    person of exceptional holiness

  3. ideal, paragon, nonpareil, saint, apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuch(verb)

    model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal

  4. enshrine, saint(verb)

    hold sacred

  5. canonize, canonise, saint(verb)

    declare (a dead person) to be a saint

    "After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"


  1. saint(Noun)

    A person to whom a church or another religious group has officially attributed the title of "saint".

    Kateri Tekawitha was proclaimed a saint.

  2. saint(Noun)

    A person with positive qualities.

    Dorothy Day was a living saint.

  3. saint(Noun)

    One who is sanctified or made holy; a person who is separated unto Godu2019s service.

    to the assembly of God which is at Corinth; those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, both theirs and ours. (1Cor. 1:2)

  4. saint(Verb)

    To canonize, to formally recognize someone as a saint.

    Many wish to see Pope John Paul II sainted immediately.

  5. Saint(Noun)

    A title given to a saint, often prefixed to the person's name.

    Kateri Tekawitha was proclaimed a saint.

  6. Saint(Noun)

    someone connected with any of the sports teams known as the Saints, as a fan, player, coach etc.

    Dorothy Day was a living saint.

  7. Origin: From saint

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saint(noun)

    a person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue; any true Christian, as being redeemed and consecrated to God

  2. Saint(noun)

    one of the blessed in heaven

  3. Saint(noun)

    one canonized by the church

  4. Saint(verb)

    to make a saint of; to enroll among the saints by an offical act, as of the pope; to canonize; to give the title or reputation of a saint to (some one)

  5. Saint(verb)

    to act or live as a saint

  6. Origin: [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. Sacred, Sanctity, Sanctum, Sanctus.]


  1. Saint

    A saint is one who has been recognized for having an exceptional degree of holiness, sanctity, and virtue. While the English term "saint" originated in Christianity, the term is now used by historians of religion "in a more general way to refer to the state of special holiness that many religions attribute to certain people," with the Jewish Tzadik, the Islamic wali, the Hindu rishi or guru, and the Buddhist arhat or bodhisattva also referred to as saints. Depending on the religion, saints are recognized either through official church recognition or by popular acclaim. In Christianity, "saint" has a wide variety of meanings, depending on its usage and the denomination. The original Christian usage referred to any believer who is "in Christ" and in whom Christ dwells, whether in heaven or in earth. In Orthodox and Catholic teachings, all Christians in heaven are considered to be saints, but some are considered to be worthy of higher honor, emulation, or veneration, with official church recognition given to some saints through canonization or glorification.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Saint

    a name applied to a holy or sacred person, especially one canonised; in the plural it is the name assumed by the Mormons.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. saint

    1. Generally speaking, a person who retires into the wilderness of the spirit in order to coddle a ruling weakness. 2. To become polite toward God and His universe. 3. A steeplejack on miraged minarets.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'saint' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4459

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'saint' in Nouns Frequency: #2214

Anagrams for saint »

  1. satin, sat in

  2. stain

  3. antis

  4. tians

  5. tisan

  6. antis, satin, sat in, stain, tians, tisan

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Turin Carter:

    We don't think Terrell's a saint.

  2. Ambrose Bierce:

    Saint. A dead sinner revised and edited.

  3. Albert Schweitzer:

    A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.

  4. Katherine Tynan Hinkson:

    To be a saint does not exclude fine dresses nor a beautiful house.

  5. Nelson Mandela:

    I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.

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