Saint
Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sainted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sainting}.] To make a saint of; to enroll among the saints by an offical act, as of the pope; to canonize; to give the title or reputation of a saint to (some one). [1913 Webster]

A large hospital, erected by a shoemaker who has been beatified, though never sainted. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{To saint it}, to act as a saint, or with a show of piety. [1913 Webster]

Whether the charmer sinner it or saint it. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


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  • saint — saint, sainte [ sɛ̃, sɛ̃t ] adj. et n. • XIe; sancz fin Xe; lat. sanctus « consacré, vénéré » I ♦ Adj. A ♦ (Personnes) 1 ♦ (S emploie devant le nom d un saint, d une …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • saint — saint, ainte (sin, sin t ) adj. 1°   Qui appartient à la religion, qui est dédié à des usages sacrés (sens le plus voisin du sens étymologique, le mot étant le participe de sancire, consacrer). La sainte messe. Les églises sont des lieux saints.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • saint — SAINT. [s]ainte. adj. Quelques uns escrivent encore sainct. Essentiellement pur, souverainement parfait. Il ne se dit en ce sens que de Dieu, La sainte Trinité. le saint Esprit. Il se dit aussi, Des creatures les plus parfaites, & des esprits… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Saint — (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or godly person;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saint — steht für: Heilige (siehe auch Sankt) Le Saint, eine Gemeinde im französischen Département Morbihan Saint Trias, kombiniertes Auftreten der Krankheiten Hiatushernie, Cholelithiasis und Dickdarmdivertikulose Saint ist der Familienname folgender… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • saint — [seınt] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: Late Latin sanctus, from Latin, holy , from the past participle of sancire to confirm, make holy ] 1.) written abbreviation St or St. someone who is given the title saint by the Chri …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • saint — (n.) early 12c., from O.Fr. seinte, altering O.E. sanct, both from L. sanctus holy, consecrated (used as a noun in L.L.), prop. pp. of sancire consecrate (see SACRED (Cf. sacred)). Adopted into most Germanic languages (Cf. O.Fris. sankt, Du. sint …   Etymology dictionary

  • saint — [ seınt ] noun count 1. ) someone who the Christian church officially honors after their death because they have lived an especially holy life. Saint is often written as St. before a person s name: Saint Anne It was a holy place, the shrine of a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Saint — I 〈[ sə̣nt] Abk.: St.; vor engl. u. amerikan. Heiligennamen u. davon abgeleiteten Ortsnamen〉 der, die heilige ... ● Saint Paul 〈Abk.: St. Paul〉 II 〈[ sɛ̃:] Abk.: St; vor frz. Ortsnamen, die auf männl. Heiligennamen zurückgehen〉 der heilige ... ●… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Saint — Saint, v. i. To act or live as a saint. [R.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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