Definition of Saint

1. Noun. A person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization.

Group relationships: Sainthood
Generic synonyms: Deity, Divinity, God, Immortal
Specialized synonyms: Patron Saint
Specialized synonyms: Ambrose, Saint Ambrose, St. Ambrose, Andrew, Saint Andrew, Saint Andrew The Apostle, St. Andrew, Anselm, Saint Anselm, St. Anselm, Aquinas, Saint Thomas, Saint Thomas Aquinas, St. Thomas, St. Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Aquinas, Athanasius, Athanasius The Great, Saint Athanasius, St. Athanasius, Augustine, Augustine Of Hippo, Saint Augustine, St. Augustine, Basil, Basil Of Caesarea, Basil The Great, St. Basil, St. Basil The Great, Becket, Saint Thomas A Becket, St. Thomas A Becket, Thomas A Becket, Baeda, Beda, Bede, Saint Baeda, Saint Beda, Saint Bede, St. Baeda, St. Beda, St. Bede, The Venerable Bede, Benedict, Saint Benedict, St. Benedict, Apostle Of Germany, Boniface, Saint Boniface, St. Boniface, Winfred, Wynfrith, Bride, Bridget, Brigid, Saint Bride, Saint Bridget, Saint Brigid, St. Bride, St. Bridget, St. Brigid, Bruno, Saint Bruno, St. Bruno, Domingo De Guzman, Dominic, Saint Dominic, St. Dominic, Edward The Confessor, Saint Edward The Confessor, St. Edward The Confessor, Edward The Martyr, Saint Edward The Martyr, St. Edward The Martyr, Francis Of Assisi, Giovanni Di Bernardone, Saint Francis, Saint Francis Of Assisi, St. Francis, St. Francis Of Assisi, Gregory, Gregory I, Gregory The Great, Saint Gregory I, St. Gregory I, Gregory, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory Of Nazianzen, St. Gregory Of Nazianzen, Ignatius, Saint Ignatius, St. Ignatius, Ignatius Of Loyola, Loyola, Saint Ignatius Of Loyola, St. Ignatius Of Loyola, Irenaeus, Saint Irenaeus, St. Irenaeus, James, Saint James, Saint James The Apostle, St. James, St. James The Apostle, Eusebius Hieronymus, Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus, Hieronymus, Jerome, Saint Jerome, St. Jerome, John, John The Divine, John The Evangelist, Saint John, Saint John The Apostle, St. John, St. John The Apostle, John Chrysostom, St. John Chrysostom, John The Baptist, St. John The Baptist, Judas, Jude, Saint Jude, St. Jude, Thaddaeus, Laurentius, Lawrence, Saint Lawrence, St. Lawrence, Leo I, Leo The Great, St. Leo I, Louis Ix, Saint Louis, St. Louis, Luke, Saint Luke, St. Luke, Mark, Saint Mark, St. Mark, Martin, St. Martin, Mary Magdalen, Mary Magdalene, St. Mary Magdalen, St. Mary Magdalene, Levi, Matthew, Saint Matthew, Saint Matthew The Apostle, St. Matthew, St. Matthew The Apostle, Nicholas, Saint Nicholas, St. Nicholas, Olaf Ii, Olav Ii, Saint Olaf, Saint Olav, St. Olaf, St. Olav, Apostle Of The Gentiles, Apostle Paul, Paul, Paul The Apostle, Saint Paul, Saul, Saul Of Tarsus, St. Paul, Peter, Saint Peter, Saint Peter The Apostle, Simon Peter, St. Peter, St. Peter The Apostle, Simon, Simon The Canaanite, Simon The Zealot, Simon Zelotes, St. Simon, Saint Teresa Of Avila, Teresa Of Avila, Doubting Thomas, Saint Thomas, St. Thomas, Thomas, Thomas The Doubting Apostle, St. Vitus, Vitus
Derivative terms: Sainthood, Sainthood, Saintly, Sanctify

2. Verb. Hold sacred.
Exact synonyms: Enshrine
Generic synonyms: Fear, Revere, Reverence, Venerate

3. Noun. Person of exceptional holiness.
Exact synonyms: Angel, Holy Man, Holy Person
Specialized synonyms: Buddha, Fakeer, Fakir, Faqir, Faquir
Generic synonyms: Good Person
Derivative terms: Angelical, Angelical, Angelical, Sainthood, Sainthood, Saintly, Sanctify, Sanctify

4. Verb. Declare (a dead person) to be a saint. "After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"
Exact synonyms: Canonise, Canonize
Category relationships: Faith, Organized Religion, Religion
Generic synonyms: Adjudge, Declare, Hold
Derivative terms: Canon, Canonisation, Canon, Canonization

5. Noun. Model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal.
Exact synonyms: Apotheosis, Ideal, Nonesuch, Nonpareil, Nonsuch, Paragon
Specialized synonyms: Crackerjack, Jimdandy, Jimhickey, Class Act, Humdinger
Generic synonyms: Model, Role Model
Derivative terms: Apotheosise, Apotheosize, Sainthood, Sanctify

Definition of Saint

1. n. A person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue; any true Christian, as being redeemed and consecrated to God.

2. v. t. To make a saint of; to enroll among the saints by an offical act, as of the pope; to canonize; to give the title or reputation of a saint to (some one).

3. v. i. To act or live as a saint.

Definition of Saint

1. Noun. A title given to a saint, often prefixed to the person's name. ¹

2. Noun. (sports) someone connected with any of the sports teams known as the Saints, as a fan, player, coach etc. ¹

3. Noun. A person to whom a church or another religious group has officially attributed the title of "saint". ¹

4. Noun. (figuratively by extension) A person with positive qualities. ¹

5. Noun. One who is sanctified or made holy; a person who is separated unto God’s service. ¹

6. Verb. (nonstandard) To canonize, to formally recognize someone as a saint. ¹

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Definition of Saint

1. to declare to be a saint (a person of exceptional holiness) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Saint

1. 1. A person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue; any true Christian, as being redeemed and consecrated to God. "Them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints." (1 Cor. I. 2) 2. One of the blessed in heaven. "Then shall thy saints, unmixed, and from the impure Far separate, circling thy holy mount, Unfeigned hallelujahs to thee sing." (Milton) 3. One canonised by the church. [Abbrev. St] Saint Andrew's cross A cross shaped like the letter X. Chorea; so called from the supposed cures wrought on intercession to this saint. Origin: F, fr. L. Santcus sacred, properly p.p. Of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. Sacred, Sanctity, Sanctum, Sanctus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saint

saint (current term)
saint's day
saint kitts and nevis
saint lucia
saint vincent and the grenadines

Literary usage of Saint

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... saint Anthony of Padua has been portrayed vanquishing the Devil; saint Norbert has been represented with the Devil at his feet, or chained up; ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Of basilicas that were in ancient Rome we know of: saint Peter's, saint ... Maria in Trastevere and saint Lawrence. Present existing basilicas in Rome are: ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"saint Paul is the centre of their work. Here is the beautiful cathedral ... Here are also the Hill Seminary, and saint Thomas College with an enrolment of ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"In this stupendous work we seem to see the plan of saint Sergius cut in two and between the two halves an immense square interposed, covered by a gigantic ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"In 1878-80 he was county attorney of saint Croix County and attorney-general of Minnesota in 1887-93. In 1896 he was candidate for the Republican nomination ..."

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