[san-toh, sahn-; Spanish sahn-taw]
- a carved figure of a saint, usually of wood, as from Puerto Rico, Mexico, or the southwestern U.S.
Origin of santo
1630–40, for an earlier sense; < American Spanish, Spanish: literally, saint < Latin sānctus
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Examples from the Web for santo
In a shocking moment, Santo even tells Donatella, “I wish you died with Gianni.”The 7 Wildest Moments from ‘House of Versace’ (VIDEOS)
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When John Paul II died in 2005, pilgrims held signs and chanted “santo subito,” or “sainthood now,” at his funeral.After Second Approved Miracle, Pope John Paul II Likely to Become a Saint
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The hotel is home to two restaurants, La Coronela and Santo Vino Bistro, and even makes its own Hotel California Tequila.Mexico’s Hidden Getaway: Todos Santos, Playa Cerritos
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But when the cuts all over Marie Michele's body did not heal, Negrial decided to take her to Santo Domingo as well, a week later.Haiti Earthquake Anniversary: Finding a Skull in the Rubble
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His phone has apparently been turned off, and his family in Santo Domingo says he went missing over the weekend.The Man Who Conned the Missionaries
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If their colors fly on Santo Domingo, it is to you and your brave blacks that we owe it.
The clash of interests brought on civil war in Santo Domingo.
With them he returned to Santo Domingo for more men and ammunition.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year
The separation of the sexes is not so severe on Ambrym as on Santo.
In general, the Ambrymese are more agreeable than the Santo people.