Definition of saint
1 : one officially recognized especially through canonization as preeminent for holiness
2a : one of the spirits of the departed in heavenb : angel 1a
3a : one of God's chosen and usually Christian peopleb capitalized : a member of any of various Christian bodies; specifically : latter-day saint
4 : one eminent for piety or virtue
5 : an illustrious predecessor
saintdomplay \ˈsānt-dəm\ noun
saintlikeplay \ˈsānt-ˌlīk\ adjective
Examples of saint in a Sentence
He was declared a saint in the fifth century.
The salesperson was a saint for putting up with them.
Recent Examples of saint from the Web
Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan (Knopf, May 9) The author of Maine unspools the story of two sisters who sail from 1950s Ireland for Boston, where their paths unexpectedly and completely diverge.
Shakur is a revolutionary Black icon, whose legend has evolved into making her a patron saint of Black rebellion in the last half-century.
Other artists — all friends of Morse — finish out the creative crowd inspired by the classic depictions of saints and holy men and women, landscapes and seascapes, cherubs and angels, beggars and working men.
In October 2015, her teacher asked his students to paint their interpretation of a modern-day saint.
My mother is a saint and took care of my dad at his time of need.
Learn more: getty.edu Many people know that Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico, but fewer know how that came to pass.
Saints DT Nick Fairley has been absent from OTA's bc of medical issues.
The Saints committed two errors in the first inning and fell behind 2-0.
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First Known Use of saint
SAINT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of saint for English Language Learners
: 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
SAINT Defined for Kids
Definition of saint for Students
1 : a good and holy person and especially one who in the Christian church is declared to be worthy of special honor
2 : a person who is very good, helpful, or patient You were a saint for helping me all day.
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