Saint Definition

sānt
saints
noun
saints
A person who is exceptionally meek, charitable, patient, etc.
Webster's New World
Those, esp. holy persons, who have died and are believed to be with God.
Webster's New World
A holy person.
Webster's New World
In certain Christian churches, a person officially recognized as having lived an exceptionally holy life, and thus as being in heaven and capable of interceding for sinners; canonized person.
Webster's New World
A member of any of certain religious groups calling themselves Saints.
Webster's New World
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verb
saints
To make a saint of; canonize.
Webster's New World
To regard or venerate as extremely virtuous.
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Other Word Forms of Saint

Noun

Singular:
saint
Plural:
saints

Origin of Saint

  • From Middle English saint, from Old French saint (Modern French saint), from Latin sanctus (“holy, consecrated, in Late Latin as a noun a saint"), past participle of sancire (“to render sacred, make holy"), akin to sacer (“holy, sacred").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English seint from Old French saint from Late Latin sānctus from Latin holy past participle of sancīre to consecrate sak- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From saint

    From Wiktionary

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