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saint

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noun \ˈsānt, before a name (ˌ)sānt or sənt\

Simple Definition of saint

  • : a person who is officially recognized by the Christian church as being very holy because of the way he or she lived

  • : a person who is very good, kind, or patient

Full Definition of saint

  1. 1 :  one officially recognized especially through canonization as preeminent for holiness

  2. 2a :  one of the spirits of the departed in heavenb :  angel 1a

  3. 3a :  one of God's chosen and usually Christian peopleb capitalized :  a member of any of various Christian bodies; specifically :  latter-day saint

  4. 4 :  one eminent for piety or virtue

  5. 5 :  an illustrious predecessor

saint·dom play \ˈsānt-dəm\ noun
saint·like play \ˈsānt-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of saint

  1. He was declared a saint in the fifth century.

  2. The salesperson was a saint for putting up with them.



Origin of saint

Middle English, from Anglo-French seint, saint, from Late Latin sanctus, from Latin, sacred, from past participle of sancire to make sacred — more at sacred


First Known Use: 13th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Rhymes with saint


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saint

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transitive verb \ˈsānt\

Definition of saint

  1. :  to recognize or designate as a saint; specifically :  canonize



13th Century

First Known Use of saint

13th century

Other Christian Religious Terms



SAINT Defined for Kids

saint

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noun \ˈsānt\

Definition of saint

  1. 1 :  a good and holy person and especially one who in the Christian church is declared to be worthy of special honor

  2. 2 :  a person who is very good, helpful, or patient <You were a saint for helping me all day.>





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