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.
Origin and Etymology 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
First Known Use of saint
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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
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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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