Definition of hallow
1 : to make holy or set apart for holy use
2 : to respect greatly : venerate the most hallowed of all law-enforcement agencies — Dwight MacDonald
Examples of hallow in a sentence
Lincoln's memorable words at the Gettysburg battlefield, “we cannot dedicate—we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground”.
Origin and Etymology of hallow
Middle English halowen, from Old English hālgian, from hālig holy — more at holy
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of hallow
HALLOW Defined for Kids
Definition of hallow for Students
: to set apart for holy purposes : treat as sacred This ground is hallowed.
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