- to make holy; sanctify; consecrate.
- to honor as holy; consider sacred; venerate: to hallow a battlefield.
Origin of hallow1
Examples from the Web for hallow
The replacement of Reagan by Clinton seemed to hallow anti-government paranoia.The Scary Rise of Anti-Government Attacks
February 19, 2010
In order to hallow God's name, we must not only hear but obey His Word.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
She evidently has no classical associations to hallow her memory withal.'Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
Who will say of the verb to hallow that it is now even obsolescent?English Past and Present
Richard Chevenix Trench
As my wife I woo thee, and by every tie, and by every vow that can hallow and endear affection.Zanoni
Edward Bulwer Lytton
I must go,—I must do what I may to hallow my poor sister's grave.
- to consecrate or set apart as being holy
- to venerate as being holy
Word Origin and History for hallow
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.