Saint (?), n. [F., fr. L. santcus 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.]


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

Them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints. 1 Cor. i. 2.


One of the blessed in heaven.

Then shall thy saints, unmixed, and from the impure Far separate, circling thy holy mount, Unfeigned hallelujahs to thee sing. Milton.

3. Eccl.

One canonized by the church.

[Abbrev. St.]


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Saint (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sainted; p. pr. & vb. n. Sainting.]

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).

A large hospital, erected by a shoemaker who has been beatified, though never sainted. Addison.

To saint it, to act as a saint, or with a show of piety.

Whether the charmer sinner it or saint it. Shak.


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Saint, v. i.

To act or live as a saint.




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