Definitions for saintseɪnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

saintseɪnt(n.)

  1. a person of exceptional holiness, formally recognized by the Christian Church esp. by canonization.

    Category: Religion

  2. a person of great virtue or benevolence.

  3. a founder or patron, as of a movement.

  4. a member of any of various Christian groups.

  5. (v.t.)to acknowledge as a saint; canonize.

    Category: Religion

Origin of saint:

1150–1200; ME seint(e) < OF saint(e) < LL sānctus, L: inviolate, holy, sacred, orig. ptp. of sancīre to confirm, sanction; r. OE sanct < L

Saint .

  1. For entries beginning with this word, see also St ., Ste .

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. saint(noun)ɪnt

    a dead person officially recognized by the Catholic church for having lived a very holy life

    Saint Francis; to be made a saint

  2. saintɪnt

    a very kind person

    Thank you - you're a saint!

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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 of saint

  1. satin, sat in

  2. stain

  3. antis

  4. tians

  5. tisan

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


Translations for saint

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

saint(noun)

(often abbreviated to St , especially when used in the names of places, plants etc) a title given especially by the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches to a very good or holy person after his death

Saint Matthew; St John's Road.

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