[ hal-ohd; in liturgical use often hal-oh-id ]
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  1. regarded as holy; venerated; sacred: Hallowed be Thy name; the hallowed saints; our hallowed political institutions.

Origin of hallowed

First recorded before 900; Middle English halwed; Old English (ge)halgod; see hallow + -ed2

synonym study For hallowed

See holy.

Other words for hallowed

Opposites for hallowed

Other words from hallowed

  • hal·lowed·ly, adverb
  • hal·lowed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for hallowed


/ (ˈhæləʊd, liturgical ˈhæləʊɪd) /

  1. set apart as sacred

  2. consecrated or holy

Derived forms of hallowed

  • hallowedness, noun

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