adjective, ho·li·er, ho·li·est.
noun, plural ho·lies.
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Origin of holy
SYNONYMS FOR holy
Words nearby holy
Example sentences from the Web for holiest
As a center of Christian antiquity, Mosul is considered by many Middle Eastern Christians to be one of their holiest cities.ISIS Robs Christians Fleeing Its Edict in Mosul: Convert, Leave, or Die|Andrew Slater|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Jobar Synagogue was one of the holiest Jewish sites in Syria and contained priceless historical artifacts.Exclusive Photos: Syria’s Oldest Synagogue, Destroyed by Assad|Josh Rogin|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Did the Virgin Mary Warn Rwanda's Holiest Town of the Genocide?
Her whole life and being were dominated by these men—men who thought they were the holiest on earth.How One Sex Abuse Case Tore Apart the Williamsburg Hasidim|Allison Yarrow|August 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Survey released ahead of Tisha B'Av also finds Western Wall still considered Judaism's holiest site.Israel Attorney General To Chief Rabbi Hopeful: Explain Your Racism|Orly Halpern|July 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was, what men (misusing the holiest of words) have named, a "love-child."My Fire Opal, and Other Tales|Sarah Warner Brooks
Only through death, through blood-shedding, was there access to the Holiest of all.Holy in Christ|Andrew Murray
One of these temples contains the holiest of Buddhist relics, the tooth of Buddha, which is yearly carried in a grand procession.Greater Britain|Charles Wentworth Dilke
Remember, too, that this was to him a holy war, the holiest in which the sword can be drawn.The World Peril of 1910|George Griffith
The devotion of the silent spirit, the purely mental worship, is the holiest and most acceptable service to the gods.Nala and Damayanti and Other Poems|Henry Hart Milman
British Dictionary definitions for holiest
adjective holier or holiest
- a difficult or frightening person
- Irish informal a person who is an active gambler, womanizer, etc
noun plural -lies
- a sacred place
- the holy (functioning as plural) persons or things invested with holiness