- to make holy; sanctify; consecrate.
- to honor as holy; consider sacred; venerate: to hallow a battlefield.
Origin of hallow1
Examples from the Web for hallowing
Thank God for this authorization and hallowing of our recollections.Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews
Handley C.G. Moule
Instead of hallowing the life it will debase and impoverish it.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
John Henry Jowett
The Hallowing of Cramp Rings was not unlike the king's touch.Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing
George Barton Cutten
Even in the presence of death, the hallowing spirit of beauty is felt.Education and the Higher Life
J. L. Spalding
I, that have felt the kiss of his hallowing lips—that have slept on his kingly heart—I!Rienzi
Edward Bulwer Lytton
- to consecrate or set apart as being holy
- to venerate as being holy
Word Origin and History for hallowing
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.