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hal·low

 (hăl′ō)
tr.v. hal·lowed, hal·low·ing, hal·lows
1. To make or set apart as holy.
2. To respect or honor greatly; revere.
n. Archaic
1. A holy person or saint.
2. A sacred or magical object.

[Middle English halwen, from Old English hālgian; see kailo- in Indo-European roots.]

hallow

(ˈhæləʊ)
vb (tr)
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to consecrate or set apart as being holy
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to venerate as being holy
[Old English hālgian, from hālig holy]
ˈhallower n

hal•low

(ˈhæl oʊ)

v.t. -lowed, -low•ing.
1. to make holy; sanctify; consecrate: to hallow the name of the Lord.
2. to honor as holy; consider sacred; venerate: to hallow a battlefield.
[before 900; Middle English hal(o)wen, Old English hālgian derivative of hālig holy]
hal′low•er, n.

hallow


Past participle: hallowed
Gerund: hallowing

Imperative
hallow
hallow
Present
I hallow
you hallow
he/she/it hallows
we hallow
you hallow
they hallow
Preterite
I hallowed
you hallowed
he/she/it hallowed
we hallowed
you hallowed
they hallowed
Present Continuous
I am hallowing
you are hallowing
he/she/it is hallowing
we are hallowing
you are hallowing
they are hallowing
Present Perfect
I have hallowed
you have hallowed
he/she/it has hallowed
we have hallowed
you have hallowed
they have hallowed
Past Continuous
I was hallowing
you were hallowing
he/she/it was hallowing
we were hallowing
you were hallowing
they were hallowing
Past Perfect
I had hallowed
you had hallowed
he/she/it had hallowed
we had hallowed
you had hallowed
they had hallowed
Future
I will hallow
you will hallow
he/she/it will hallow
we will hallow
you will hallow
they will hallow
Future Perfect
I will have hallowed
you will have hallowed
he/she/it will have hallowed
we will have hallowed
you will have hallowed
they will have hallowed
Future Continuous
I will be hallowing
you will be hallowing
he/she/it will be hallowing
we will be hallowing
you will be hallowing
they will be hallowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hallowing
you have been hallowing
he/she/it has been hallowing
we have been hallowing
you have been hallowing
they have been hallowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hallowing
you will have been hallowing
he/she/it will have been hallowing
we will have been hallowing
you will have been hallowing
they will have been hallowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hallowing
you had been hallowing
he/she/it had been hallowing
we had been hallowing
you had been hallowing
they had been hallowing
Conditional
I would hallow
you would hallow
he/she/it would hallow
we would hallow
you would hallow
they would hallow
Past Conditional
I would have hallowed
you would have hallowed
he/she/it would have hallowed
we would have hallowed
you would have hallowed
they would have hallowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hallow - render holy by means of religious riteshallow - render holy by means of religious rites
reconsecrate - consecrate anew, as after a desecration
declare - state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

hallow

verb
1. To give over by or as if by vow to a higher purpose:
2. To make sacred by a religious rite:
Translations

hallow

[ˈhæləʊ] VTsantificar

hallow

vtheiligen; (= consecrate)weihen
References in classic literature ?
Standing, for the most part, on the hallowed precincts of the quarter-deck, they were careful not to speak or rustle their feet.
- lest her sweet soul, amid its hallowed mirth, "Should catch the note, as it doth float - up from the damned Earth.
O loveliest and best-loved face that ever hallowed the eyes that now seek for you in vain!
With us there is great justice, because that war is just which is necessary, and arms are hallowed when there is no other hope but in them.
But, if the spirits of the Dead ever come back to earth, to visit spots hallowed by the love--the love beyond the grave--of those whom they knew in life, I believe that the shade of Agnes sometimes hovers round that solemn nook.
But, you will say, we destroy the most hallowed of relations, when we replace home education by social.
"It certainly was little less than sacrilege," replied Grandfather; "but the time was coming when even the churches, where hallowed pastors had long preached the word of God, were to be torn down or desecrated by the British troops.
He has tossed in his hand squadrons of war-scarred three-deckers, and shredded out in mere sport the bunting of flags hallowed in the traditions of honour and glory.
The place of justice is an hallowed place; and therefore not only the bench, but the foot-place; and precincts and purprise thereof, ought to be preserved without scandal and corruption.
Spring decked the hallowed emblem with young blossoms and fresh green boughs; Summer brought roses of the deepest blush, and the perfected foliage of the forest; Autumn enriched it with that red and yellow gorgeousness which converts each wildwood leaf into a painted flower; and Winter silvered it with sleet, and hung it round with icicles, till it flashed in the cold sunshine, itself a frozen sunbeam.
To stand before it in the flesh--to see it as they saw it now--to sail upon the hallowed sea, and kiss the holy soil that compassed it about: these were aspirations they had cherished while a generation dragged its lagging seasons by and left its furrows in their faces and its frosts upon their hair.
"The last lines were written precisely in the hallowed hour when Richard Wagner gave up the ghost in Venice."