verb hal·low \ˈha-(ˌ)lō\

Definition of HALLOW

transitive verb
:  to make holy or set apart for holy use
:  to respect greatly :  venerate

Examples of HALLOW

  1. <Lincoln's memorable words at the Gettysburg battlefield, we cannot dedicate—we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground.>

Origin of HALLOW

Middle English halowen, from Old English hālgian, from hālig holy — more at holy
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

Rhymes with HALLOW


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