Hal"low (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hallowed(?); p. pr. & vb. n. Hallowing.] [OE. halowen, halwien, halgien, AS. halgian, fr. halig holy. See Holy.]

To make holy; to set apart for holy or religious use; to consecrate; to treat or keep as sacred; to reverence.

"Hallowed be thy name."

Matt. vi. 9.

Hallow the Sabbath day, to do no work therein. Jer. xvii. 24.

His secret altar touched with hallowed fire. Milton.

In a larger sense . . . we can not hallow this ground [Gettysburg]. A. Lincoln.


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