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saint

 (sānt)
n.
1. Christianity
a. Abbr. St. or S. A person officially recognized, especially by canonization, as being entitled to public veneration and capable of interceding for people on earth.
b. A person who has died and gone to heaven.
c. Saint A member of any of various Christian groups, especially a Latter-Day Saint.
2. A person who is venerated for holiness in a non-Christian religious tradition.
3. An extremely virtuous person.
tr.v. saint·ed, saint·ing, saints
1. To name, recognize, or venerate as a saint.
2. To regard or venerate as extremely virtuous.

[Middle English seint, from Old French saint, from Late Latin sānctus, from Latin, holy, past participle of sancīre, to consecrate; see sak- in Indo-European roots.]

saint

(seɪnt; unstressed sənt)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a person who after death is formally recognized by a Christian Church, esp the Roman Catholic Church, as having attained, through holy deeds or behaviour, a specially exalted place in heaven and the right to veneration
2. a person of exceptional holiness or goodness
3. (Bible) (plural) Bible the collective body of those who are righteous in God's sight
vb
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr) to canonize; recognize formally as a saint
[C12: from Old French, from Latin sanctus holy, from sancīre to hallow]
ˈsaintdom n
ˈsaintless adj
ˈsaintlike adj

saint

(seɪnt)

n.
1. a person of exceptional holiness, formally recognized by the Christian Church esp. by canonization.
2. a person of great virtue or benevolence.
3. a founder or patron, as of a movement.
4. a member of any of various Christian groups.
v.t.
5. to acknowledge as a saint; canonize.
[1150–1200; Middle English seint(e) < Old French saint(e) < Late Latin sānctus, Latin: inviolate, holy, sacred, orig. past participle of sancīre to confirm, sanction; replacing Old English sanct < Latin]

Saint.

For entries beginning with this word, see also St., Ste.

saint


Past participle: sainted
Gerund: sainting

Imperative
saint
saint
Present
I saint
you saint
he/she/it saints
we saint
you saint
they saint
Preterite
I sainted
you sainted
he/she/it sainted
we sainted
you sainted
they sainted
Present Continuous
I am sainting
you are sainting
he/she/it is sainting
we are sainting
you are sainting
they are sainting
Present Perfect
I have sainted
you have sainted
he/she/it has sainted
we have sainted
you have sainted
they have sainted
Past Continuous
I was sainting
you were sainting
he/she/it was sainting
we were sainting
you were sainting
they were sainting
Past Perfect
I had sainted
you had sainted
he/she/it had sainted
we had sainted
you had sainted
they had sainted
Future
I will saint
you will saint
he/she/it will saint
we will saint
you will saint
they will saint
Future Perfect
I will have sainted
you will have sainted
he/she/it will have sainted
we will have sainted
you will have sainted
they will have sainted
Future Continuous
I will be sainting
you will be sainting
he/she/it will be sainting
we will be sainting
you will be sainting
they will be sainting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sainting
you have been sainting
he/she/it has been sainting
we have been sainting
you have been sainting
they have been sainting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sainting
you will have been sainting
he/she/it will have been sainting
we will have been sainting
you will have been sainting
they will have been sainting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sainting
you had been sainting
he/she/it had been sainting
we had been sainting
you had been sainting
they had been sainting
Conditional
I would saint
you would saint
he/she/it would saint
we would saint
you would saint
they would saint
Past Conditional
I would have sainted
you would have sainted
he/she/it would have sainted
we would have sainted
you would have sainted
they would have sainted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saint - a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonizationsaint - a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
sainthood - saints collectively
deity, divinity, god, immortal - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
patron saint - a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation
2.saint - person of exceptional holinesssaint - person of exceptional holiness  
Buddha - one who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment
fakeer, fakir, faqir, faquir - a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man
good person - a person who is good to other people
3.saint - model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
crackerjack, jimdandy, jimhickey - someone excellent of their kind; "he's a jimdandy of a soldier"
role model, model - someone worthy of imitation; "every child needs a role model"
class act - someone who shows impressive and stylish excellence
humdinger - someone of remarkable excellence; "a humdinger of a secretary"
Verb1.saint - hold sacred
reverence, venerate, revere, fear - regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"
2.saint - declare (a dead person) to be a saint; "After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"
organized religion, religion, faith - an institution to express belief in a divine power; "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him"
adjudge, declare, hold - declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"

saint

noun

Saints

SaintFeast day
Agatha5 February
Agnes31 January
Aidan31 August
Alban22 June
Albertus Magnus15 November
Aloysius (patron saint of youth)21 June
Ambrose7 December
Andrew (Scotland)30 November
Anne26 July
Anselm21 April
Anthony or Antony17 January
Anthony or Antony of Padua13 June
Athanasius2 May
Augustine of Hippo28 August
Barnabas11 June
Bartholomew24 August
Basil2 January
Bede25 May
Benedict11 July
Bernadette of Lourdes16 April
Bernard of Clairvaux20 August
Bernard of Menthon28 May
Bonaventura or Bonaventure15 July
Boniface5 June
Brendan16 May
Bridget, Bride or Brigid (Ireland)1 February
Bridget or Birgitta (Sweden)23 July
Catherine of Alexandria25 November
Catherine of Siena (the Dominican Order)29 April
Cecilia (music)22 November
Charles Borromeo4 November
Christopher (travellers)25 July
Clare of Assisi11 August
Clement I23 November
Clement of Alexandria5 December
Columba or Colmcille9 June
Crispin (shoemakers)25 October
Crispinian (shoemakers)25 October
Cuthbert20 March
Cyprian16 September
Cyril14 February
Cyril of Alexandria27 June
David (Wales)1 March
Denis (France)9 October
Dominic7 August
Dorothy6 February
Dunstan19 May
Edmund20 November
Edward the Confessor13 October
Edward the Martyr18 March
Elizabeth5 November
Elizabeth of Hungary17 November
Elmo2 June
Ethelbert or Æthelbert25 February
Francis of Assisi4 October
Francis of Sales24 January
Francis Xavier3 December
Geneviève (Paris)3 January
George (England)23 April
Gertrude16 November
Gilbert of Sempringham4 February
Giles (cripples, beggars, and lepers)1 September
Gregory I (the Great)3 September
Gregory VII or Hildebrand25 May
Gregory of Nazianzus2 January
Gregory of Nyssa9 March
Gregory of Tours17 November
Hilary of Poitiers13 January
Hildegard of Bingen17 September
Helen or Helena18 August
Helier16 July
Ignatius17 October
Ignatius of Loyola31 July
Isidore of Seville4 April
James23 October
James the Less3 May
Jane Frances de Chantal12 December
Jerome30 September
Joachim26 July
Joan of Arc30 May
John27 December
John Bosco31 January
John Chrysostom13 September
John Ogilvie10 March
John of Damascus4 December
John of the Cross14 December
John the Baptist24 June
Joseph19 March
Joseph of Arimathaea17 March
Joseph of Copertino18 September
Jude28 October
Justin1 June
Kentigern or Mungo14 January
Kevin3 June
Lawrence10 August
Lawrence O'Toole14 November
Leger2 October
Leo I (the Great)10 November
Leo II3 July
Leo III12 June
Leo IV17 July
Leonard6 November
Lucy13 December
Luke18 October
Malachy3 November
Margaret20 July
Margaret of Scotland10 June, 16 November (in Scotland)
Maria Goretti6 July
Mark25 April
Martha29 July
Martin de Porres3 November
Martin of Tours (France)11 November
Mary15 August
Mary Magdalene22 July
Matthew or Levi21 September
Matthias14 May
Methodius14 February
Michael29 September
Neot31 July
Nicholas (Russia, children, sailors, merchants, and pawnbrokers)6 December
Nicholas I (the Great)13 November
Ninian16 September
Olaf or Olav (Norway)29 July
Oliver Plunket or Plunkett1 July
Oswald28 February
Pachomius14 May
Patrick (Ireland)17 March
Paul29 June
Paulinus10 October
Paulinus of Nola22 June
Peter or Simon Peter29 June
Philip3 May
Philip Neri26 May
Pius V30 April
Pius X21 August
Polycarp26 January or 23 February
Rose of Lima23 August
Sebastian20 January
Silas13 July
Simon Zelotes28 October
Stanislaw or Stanislaus (Poland)11 April
Stanislaus Kostka13 November
Stephen26 or 27 December
Stephen of Hungary16 or 20 August
Swithin or Swithun15 July
Teresa or Theresa of Avila15 October
Thérèse de Lisieux1 October
Thomas3 July
Thomas à Becket29 December
Thomas Aquinas28 January
Thomas More22 June
Timothy26 January
Titus26 January
Ursula21 October
Valentine14 February
Veronica12 July
Vincent de Paul27 September
Vitus15 June
Vladimir15 July
Wenceslaus or Wenceslas28 September
Wilfrid12 October
Translations
إنْسان طيِّب جِدا، قِدّيسقِدّيسقِدِّيس
svatýsvětec
helgensankt
pyhimys
svetac
szent
dÿrlingur
聖人
성인
šventas žmogus
eņģelis zemes virsūsvētaissvēts cilvēks
heiligeheiligverklaren
sfântsfântă
svetisvetnik
helgon
นักบุญ
azizevliyamelek gibi kimse
vị thánh

saint

[seɪnt] N
1.santo/a m/f
saint's dayfiesta f (de santo)
All Saints' Daydía m de Todos los Santos (1 noviembre)
my mother was a saint (fig) → mi madre era una santa
she's no saint (iro) → ella no es una santa, que digamos
2. (in names) Saint JohnSan Juan
Saint Bernard (= dog) → perro m de San Bernardo
Saint Elmo's firefuego m de Santelmo
Saint Kitts (in West Indies) → San Cristóbal
Saint Patrick's Dayel día or la fiesta de San Patricio
Saint TheresaSanta Teresa
Saint Vitus' dancebaile m de San Vito
see also valentine
3. (as name of church) they were married at Saint Mark'sse casaron en la iglesia de San Marcos

saint

[ˈseɪnt] n
(= religious figure) → saint(e) m/f
(= good person) → saint(e) m/f
he's no saint → ce n'est pas un saintSaint Bernard n (= dog) → saint-bernard mSaint Lawrence n
the Saint Lawrence → le Saint-Laurent

saint

n
Heilige(r) mf
(before name) (abbr St [snt]) St Johnder heilige Johannes, Sankt Johannes, St. Johannes; St Francisder heilige Franziskus; St Mark’s (Church)die Markuskirche
(fig)Heilige(r) mf; she is a saint to put up with thatsie muss ja eine Engelsgeduld haben, dass sie sich das gefallen lässt

saint

[seɪnt] n (also) (fig) → santo/a
Saint John → San Giovanni
Saint Mark's (Church) → (la chiesa di) San Marco

saint

(seint) , ((before a name) snt) noun
1. (often abbreviated to St , especially when used in the names of places, plants etc) a title given especially by the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches to a very good or holy person after his death. Saint Matthew; St John's Road.
2. a very good, kind person. You really are a saint to put up with her.
ˈsaintly adjective
He led a saintly life; a saintly expression.
ˈsaintliness noun

saint

قِدِّيس světec helgen Heiliger άγιος santo pyhimys saint svetac santo 聖人 성인 heilige helgen święty santo святой helgon นักบุญ aziz vị thánh 圣人
References in classic literature ?
I always said she was a little saint," added Meg, as if there could be no further doubt of it.
He read the chapters from Saint Matthew about the birth of Christ, and as we listened, it all seemed like something that had happened lately, and near at hand.
Hawkeye calls the Lac du Saint Sacrement, the "Horican.
In Saint Stylites, the famous Christian hermit of old times, who built him a lofty stone pillar in the desert and spent the whole latter portion of his life on its summit, hoisting his food from the ground with a tackle; in him we have a remarkable instance of a dauntless stander-of-mast-heads; who was not to be driven from his place by fogs or frosts, rain, hail, or sleet; but valiantly facing everything out to the last, literally died at his post.
Let not the modern paintings of this scene mislead us; for though the creature encountered by that valiant whaleman of old is vaguely represented of a griffin-like shape, and though the battle is depicted on land and the saint on horseback, yet considering the great ignorance of those times, when the true form of the whale was unknown to artists; and considering that as in Perseus' case, St.
Some drew nearer, hoping to overhear the conversation, who were themselves among the guilty--and surely that was a thing to try the patience of a saint.
I might have been a saint, reformer, martyr,--but, alas
There was to be nothing finer or sweeter in the life of even Benvenuto Cellini, that rough-hewn saint, ten centuries later.
Moreover, nothing could get the female saint out of him.
there wouldn't a been no 'Son of Saint Louis, ascend to heaven
He was all smiles, and had his halo tilted over one ear in a cocky way, and was the most satisfied- looking saint I ever saw.
Free grace is de on'y way, en dat don't come fum nobody but jis' de Lord; en he kin give it to anybody He please, saint or sinner--he don't kyer.