[ hal-ohd; in liturgical use often hal-oh-id ]
/ ˈhæl oʊd; in liturgical use often ˈhæl oʊ ɪd /


regarded as holy; venerated; sacred: Hallowed be Thy name; the hallowed saints; our hallowed political institutions.

Origin of hallowed

before 900; Middle English halwed; Old English (ge)halgod; see hallow1 + -ed2

Related forms

hal·lowed·ly, adverbhal·lowed·ness, noun

Definition for hallowed (2 of 3)


[ hal-oh ]
/ ˈhæl oʊ /

verb (used with object)

to make holy; sanctify; consecrate.
to honor as holy; consider sacred; venerate: to hallow a battlefield.

Origin of hallow

before 900; Middle English hal(o)wen, Old English hālgian (cognate with German heiligen, Old Norse helga), derivative of hālig holy

Related forms

hal·low·er, noun

Definition for hallowed (3 of 3)


[ huh-loh ]
/ həˈloʊ /

interjection, noun, verb (used with or without object)

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British Dictionary definitions for hallowed (1 of 2)


/ (ˈhæləʊd, liturgical ˈhæləʊɪd) /


set apart as sacred
consecrated or holy

Derived Forms

hallowedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for hallowed (2 of 2)


/ (ˈhæləʊ) /

verb (tr)

to consecrate or set apart as being holy
to venerate as being holy

Derived Forms

hallower, noun

Word Origin for hallow

Old English hālgian, from hālig holy
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