verb (used with object)
Words nearby saint
Origin of saint
OTHER WORDS FROM saintsaint·less, adjectiveout·saint, verb (used with object)su·per·saint, noun
Definition for saint (2 of 3)
Definition for saint (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for saint
Race relations in Saint Louis could hinge on the outcome of this announcement.
Tensions are rising in Saint Louis, Mo., as race relations heat up.
Saint Louis City police also spent $325,000 upgrading helmets, sticks and other civil disobedience equipment.
Saint Fleur originally came to the United States on a student visa and is now an American citizen.
His home base is Saint Francis of Assisi Church in Midtown Manhattan.
He is magnificent--a saint--a scholar--everything--but not nice!Lady Merton, Colonist|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Then, O great king, Kapila was pleased with Ansuman, and that saint of a virtuous soul told him to ask for a favour from him.Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1|Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
For he is Saint Oenius, a man of venerable life; and, as the saint prophesied beforehand, he was duly set over the brethren.The Latin & Irish Lives of Ciaran|Anonymous
In the midst shone the single pure flame of a massive silver lamp, rifled from the tomb of a saint.The Mercy of Allah|Hilaire Belloc
Moreover his talk about his saint somehow was not extravagant.Kit Musgrave's Luck|Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for saint (1 of 2)
Derived forms of saintsaintdom, nounsaintless, adjectivesaintlike, adjective
Word Origin for saint
British Dictionary definitions for saint (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for saint
In Christianity, a holy person, living or dead; a person who has been saved (see salvation) (see also salvation). Saint is the French word for “holy.” Many churches reserve the title of saint for persons who have died faithful to their Christian commitment. The Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church require certain procedures before people can be officially named saints; this procedure is called canonization.