hallow

  • 1 Hallow — is a word usually used as a verb, meaning to make holy or sacred, to sanctify or consecrate, to venerate . [cite web|url=http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hallow|date=2007 01 15|accessdate=2007 01 23|title=Dictionary.com|publisher=Lexico… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 Hallow — Hal low (h[a^]l l[ o]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hallowed}( l[ o]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hallowing}.] [OE. halowen, halwien, halgien, AS. h[=a]lgian, fr. h[=a]lig holy. See {Holy}.] To make holy; to set apart for holy or religious use; to consecrate; to …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 hallow — index dedicate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 hallow — (v.) O.E. halgian to make holy, to honor as holy, consecrate, ordain, related to halig holy, from P.Gmc. *hailaga (Cf. O.S. helagon, M.Du. heligen, O.N. helga), from PIE root *kailo whole, uninjured, of good omen (see HEALTH (Cf. health)). Used… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 hallow — vb consecrate, dedicate, *devote Contrasted words: see those at CONSECRATE …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 hallow — ► VERB 1) make holy; consecrate. 2) honour as holy. 3) (hallowed) greatly revered. ► NOUN archaic ▪ a saint or holy person. ORIGIN Old English, related to HOLY(Cf. ↑ …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 hallow — hallow1 [hal′ō] vt. [ME halowen < OE halgian (used for L sanctificare) < Gmc base of halig (see HOLY): akin to Ger heiligen] 1. to make holy or sacred; sanctify; consecrate 2. to regard as holy; honor as sacred; venerate SYN. DEVOTE hallow2 …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 hallow — hal•low [[t]ˈhæl oʊ[/t]] v. t. lowed, low•ing 1) to make holy; sanctify; consecrate: to hallow the name of the Lord[/ex] 2) to honor as holy; consider sacred; venerate: to hallow a battlefield[/ex] • Etymology: bef. 900; ME hal(o)wen, OE hālgian… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 9 hallow — hallow1 hallower, n. /hal oh/, v.t. 1. to make holy; sanctify; consecrate. 2. to honor as holy; consider sacred; venerate: to hallow a battlefield. [bef. 900; ME hal(o)wen, OE halgian (c. G heiligen, ON helga), deriv. of halig HOLY] …

    Universalium

  • 10 hallow — [OE] Hallow is essentially the same word as holy. The noun, as in Halloween, the eve of All Hallows, or All Saints, comes from a noun use of Old English Hālig, which as an adjective developed into modern English holy; and the verb was formed in… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 11 hallow-e'en — n.; (also hallow even) Eve or vigil of All Saints, the night of 31st October …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 12 hallow —   Ho ola a.    ♦ To hallow, hō ihi, ho ola a.    ♦ Hallowed, ho āno (see ano) …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 13 hallow — [OE] Hallow is essentially the same word as holy. The noun, as in Halloween, the eve of All Hallows, or All Saints, comes from a noun use of Old English Hālig, which as an adjective developed into modern English holy; and the verb was formed in… …

    Word origins

  • 14 hallow — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English halowen, from Old English hālgian, from hālig holy more at holy Date: before 12th century 1. to make holy or set apart for holy use 2. to respect greatly ; venerate Synonyms: see devote …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 hallow — 1. noun /ˈhæləʊ,ˈhæloʊ/ a) A holy person; a saint. b) A shout, cry; a hulloo. 2. verb /ˈhæləʊ,ˈhæloʊ/ a) To make holy …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 Hallow —    To render sacred, to consecrate (Ex. 28:38; 29:1). This word is from the Saxon, and properly means to make holy. The name of God is hallowed , i.e., is reverenced as holy (Matt. 6:9) …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 17 hallow — Synonyms and related words: beat the drum, beatify, bless, blow the trumpet, canonize, celebrate, cleanse, commemorate, consecrate, dedicate, devote, dress ship, enshrine, exalt, fire a salute, glorify, hold jubilee, honor, jubilate, jubilize,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 hallow — Used in the Lord s Prayer (Matt. 6:9) with the meaning to regard as holy, but in the OT to make holy (e.g. Lev. 16:19 of animals for sacrifice) …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 19 hallow — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. bless, sanctify, consecrate, enshrine. See piety, celebration. Ant., desecrate. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. consecrate, sanctify, beatify, dedicate; see bless 3 , praise 1 , dedicate . See Synonym Study… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 hallow — v. a. pret. ‘halwede.’ RG. 469; ‘halewe.’ 319 B.; part. ‘y hallowed.’ RG. 416 …

    Oldest English Words