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”.
Recent Examples of hallow from the Web
The rotunda, after all, is an architectural landmark, nearly a sacred space, further hallowed by whatever world-class artwork might be installed along its curved white walls.
This is the surveillance state writ large, with large corporations and the government in close cooperation, and hallowed by a warrant from a secret court that was supposed to be the last line of defense against this sort of thing.
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Definition of hallow for Students
: to set apart for holy purposes : treat as sacred This ground is hallowed.
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