[ hal-oh ]
/ ˈhæl oʊ /
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verb (used with object)
to make holy; sanctify; consecrate.
to honor as holy; consider sacred; venerate: to hallow a battlefield.
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Origin of hallow
First recorded before 900; Middle English hal(o)wen, Old English hālgian (cognate with German heiligen, Old Norse helga ), derivative of hālig “consecrated, sacred, holy”; see holy
OTHER WORDS FROM hallowhal·low·er, noun
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How to use hallow in a sentence
And we also have some good works, of Thy gift, but not eternal; after them we trust to rest in Thy great hallowing.The Confessions of Saint Augustine|Saint Augustine
The heavy dew which brightened and refreshed the young and tender green of all growing things was holy and hallowing.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
This is the true religion, hallowing the poet's gifts and inviting them to celebrate and express it.
He moved through the town, with his white hair and somewhat staid and dignified demeanour, as a hallowing presence.The Preacher and His Models|James Stalker
His lips fastened on hers, and hallowing fire streamed through his frame.
British Dictionary definitions for hallow
/ (ˈhæləʊ) /
to consecrate or set apart as being holy
to venerate as being holy
Derived forms of hallowhallower, noun
Word Origin for hallow
Old English hālgian, from hālig holy
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