Definition for st (2 of 8)

ST

Real Estate.

septic tank.

Definition for st (3 of 8)

Saint

For entries beginning with this word, see also St., Ste.

Definition for st (4 of 8)

st.

Definition for st (5 of 8)

St.

statute; statutes.

Definition for st (6 of 8)

s.t.

short ton.

Definition for st (7 of 8)

-st1

variant of -est1: first; least.

Definition for st (8 of 8)

-st2

variant of -est2: hadst; wouldst; dost.
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Examples from the Web for st

British Dictionary definitions for st (1 of 6)

st1

abbreviation for

short ton

British Dictionary definitions for st (2 of 6)

st2

the internet domain name for

São Tomé and Principe

British Dictionary definitions for st (3 of 6)

St

abbreviation for

Saint (all entries that are usually preceded by St are in this dictionary listed alphabetically under Saint)
statute
strait
street

British Dictionary definitions for st (4 of 6)

saint
/ (seɪnt, unstressed sənt) /

noun

a person who after death is formally recognized by a Christian Church, esp the Roman Catholic Church, as having attained, through holy deeds or behaviour, a specially exalted place in heaven and the right to veneration
a person of exceptional holiness or goodness
(plural) Bible the collective body of those who are righteous in God's sight

verb

(tr) to canonize; recognize formally as a saint

Derived forms of saint

saintdom, nounsaintless, adjectivesaintlike, adjective

Word Origin for saint

C12: from Old French, from Latin sanctus holy, from sancīre to hallow

British Dictionary definitions for st (5 of 6)

st.

abbreviation for

stanza
statute
cricket stumped by

British Dictionary definitions for st (6 of 6)

-st

suffix

a variant of -est 2
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Culture definitions for st

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.

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