- regarded as holy; venerated; sacred: Hallowed be Thy name; the hallowed saints; our hallowed political institutions.
Origin of hallowed
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- to make holy; sanctify; consecrate.
- to honor as holy; consider sacred; venerate: to hallow a battlefield.
Origin of hallow1
Examples from the Web for hallowed
That we find so hallowed and important, but also so asinine and silly?Breaking: The Oscars Might Not Suck This Year
February 27, 2014
The director is following his Wolf of Wall Street success with a documentary about the hallowed New York publication.Justin Bieber Faces Deportation; NBC Moves Emmy Awards to Monday
January 29, 2014
And what could be more honorable than rounding up your besties to pay homage to a hallowed pop deity?Miley Cyrus, Walter White, Oprah: Your Pop Culture Halloween Costume Guide
October 21, 2013
Jackson is more interested in the wide-open early days of the movement than in its hallowed end.Best Year Ever: How 1922 Birthed Modernism
September 14, 2013
But in the past few decades, a following of a different sort has flocked to its hallowed halls.Eminem Rocks Ireland: Slane Castle’s Latest Legendary Performer
August 20, 2013
In this hallowed atmosphere I have been revived and refreshed.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
If he could only keep the hope that had hallowed its sufferings.Dreamers of the Ghetto
From over the wall, the air reaches me laden with hallowed fragrance.The Choice of Life
It would be deserted and it was hallowed for them both by sacred associations.The Girl on the Boat
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
What to him the sanctity of the star which the Son of God has hallowed as his own emblem?Uncle Tom's Cabin
Harriet Beecher Stowe
- set apart as sacred
- consecrated or holy
- to consecrate or set apart as being holy
- to venerate as being holy
Word Origin and History for hallowed
Old English halgian "to make holy, to honor as holy, consecrate, ordain," related to halig "holy," from Proto-Germanic *hailaga- (cf. Old Saxon helagon, Middle Dutch heligen, Old Norse helga), from PIE root *kailo- "whole, uninjured, of good omen" (see health). Used in Christian translations to render Latin sanctificare. Also used since Old English as a noun meaning "holy person, saint." Related: Hallowed; hallowing.