Definition of holy
- for the Lord our God is holy
- —Psalms 99:9 (King James Version)
- a holy temple
- holy prophets
- holy love
- holy scripture
- a holy relic
- this is a holy mess
- he was a holy terror when he drank
- —Thomas Wolfe
- holy smoke
a holy relic worn by one of the saints
the holy monk spent many hours on his knees in prayer
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