verb (used with object)
Origin of hallow1
Definition for hallow (2 of 2)
interjection, noun, verb (used with or without object)
Examples from the Web for hallow
The replacement of Reagan by Clinton seemed to hallow anti-government paranoia.
There were in such large markets as Falkirk and Hallow Fair great chances of good prices to be had at times.Cattle and Cattle-breeders|William M'Combie
Nay, they even glorify and hallow all the life that went before.The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies|Walter Besant
Our evenings were such as hallow and make the luxury of cottage life—evenings yielded up to cheerfulness, to content and harmony.Confession|W. Gilmore Simms
What is Christmas without the sentiments which hallow the evergreen, the anthem, the mistletoe, the family reunion?Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII|John Lord
Help us to hallow all our circumstances whether they appear friendly or adverse, and may we subdue them all to the King's will.The Whole Armour of God|John Henry Jowett
British Dictionary definitions for hallow
Word Origin for hallow
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.