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Meaning of SAINT

Pronunciation:  seynt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
  2. [n]  person of exceptional holiness
  3. [n]  a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  4. [v]  in the Catholic church; declare (a dead person) to be a saint; "After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"
  5. [v]  hold sacred

SAINT is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: angel, apotheosis, canonise, canonize, enshrine, holy man, holy person, ideal, nonesuch, nonpareil, nonsuch, paragon
 See Also: adjudge, Buddha, crackerjack, Crispin, David, declare, deity, divinity, fakeer, fakir, faqir, faquir, fear, Francis of Assisi, Giovanni di Bernardone, god, good person, hold, humdinger, immortal, jimdandy, jimhickey, model, Nicholas, patron saint, revere, reverence, role model, Saint Crispin, Saint David, Saint Francis, Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Nicholas, sainthood, St Crispin, St David, St Francis, St Francis of Assisi, St Nicholas, venerate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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; one eminent
       for piety and virtue; any true Christian, as being
       redeemed and consecrated to God.
             Them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to
             be saints.                            --1 Cor. i. 2.
    2. One of the blessed in heaven.
             Then shall thy saints, unmixed, and from the impure
             Far separate, circling thy holy mount, Unfeigned
             hallelujahs to thee sing.             --Milton.
    3. (Eccl.) One canonized by the church. [Abbrev. St.]
    {Saint Andrew's cross}.
       (a) A cross shaped like the letter X. See Illust. 4, under
       (b) (Bot.) A low North American shrub ({Ascyrum
           Crux-Andre[ae]}, the petals of which have the form of
           a Saint Andrew's cross. --Gray.
    {Saint Anthony's cross}, a T-shaped cross. See Illust. 6,
       under {Cross}.
    {Saint Anthony's fire}, the erysipelas; -- popularly so
       called because it was supposed to have been cured by the
       intercession of Saint Anthony.
    {Saint Anthony's nut} (Bot.), the groundnut ({Bunium
       flexuosum}); -- so called because swine feed on it, and
       St. Anthony was once a swineherd. --Dr. Prior.
    {Saint Anthony's turnip} (Bot.), the bulbous crowfoot, a
       favorite food of swine. --Dr. Prior.
    {Saint Barnaby's thistle} (Bot.), a kind of knapweed
       ({Centaurea solstitialis}) flowering on St. Barnabas's
       Day, June 11th. --Dr. Prior.
    {Saint Bernard} (Zo["o]l.), a breed of large, handsome dogs
       celebrated for strength and sagacity, formerly bred
       chiefly at the Hospice of St. Bernard in Switzerland, but
       now common in Europe and America. There are two races, the
       smooth-haired and the rough-haired. See Illust. under
    {Saint Catharine's flower} (Bot.), the plant love-in-a-mist.
       See under {Love}.
    {Saint Cuthbert's beads} (Paleon.), the fossil joints of
       crinoid stems.
    {Saint Dabeoc's heath} (Bot.), a heatherlike plant
       ({Dab[oe]cia polifolia}), named from an Irish saint.
    {Saint Distaff's Day}. See under {Distaff}.
    {Saint Elmo's fire}, a luminous, flamelike appearance,
       sometimes seen in dark, tempestuous nights, at some
       prominent point on a ship, particularly at the masthead
       and the yardarms. It has also been observed on land, and
       is due to the discharge of electricity from elevated or
       pointed objects. A single flame is called a {Helena}, or a
       {Corposant}; a double, or twin, flame is called a {Castor
       and Pollux}, or a {double Corposant}. It takes its name
       from St. Elmo, the patron saint of sailors.
    {Saint George's cross} (Her.), a Greek cross gules upon a
       field argent, the field being represented by a narrow
       fimbriation in the ensign, or union jack, of Great
    {Saint George's ensign}, a red cross on a white field with a
       union jack in the upper corner next the mast. It is the
       distinguishing badge of ships of the royal navy of
       England; -- called also {the white ensign}. --Brande & C.
    {Saint George's flag}, a smaller flag resembling the ensign,
       but without the union jack; used as the sign of the
       presence and command of an admiral. [Eng.] --Brande & C.
    {Saint Gobain glass} (Chem.), a fine variety of soda-lime
       plate glass, so called from St. Gobain in France, where it
       was manufactured.
    {Saint Ignatius's bean} (Bot.), the seed of a tree of the
       Philippines ({Strychnos Ignatia}), of properties similar
       to the nux vomica.
    {Saint James's shell} (Zo["o]l.), a pecten ({Vola
       Jacob[ae]us}) worn by pilgrims to the Holy Land. See
       Illust. under {Scallop}.
    {Saint James's-wort} (Bot.), a kind of ragwort ({Senecio
    {Saint John's bread}. (Bot.) See {Carob}.
    {Saint John's-wort} (Bot.), any plant of the genus
       {Hypericum}, most species of which have yellow flowers; --
       called also {John's-wort}.
    {Saint Leger}, the name of a race for three-year-old horses
       run annually in September at Doncaster, England; --
       instituted in 1776 by Col. St. Leger.
    {Saint Martin's herb} (Bot.), a small tropical American
       violaceous plant ({Sauvagesia erecta}). It is very
       mucilaginous and is used in medicine.
    {Saint Martin's summer}, a season of mild, damp weather
       frequently prevailing during late autumn in England and
       the Mediterranean countries; -- so called from St.
       Martin's Festival, occurring on November 11. It
       corresponds to the Indian summer in America. --Shak.
    {Saint Patrick's cross}. See Illust. 4, under {Cross}.
    {Saint Patrick's Day}, the 17th of March, anniversary of the
       death (about 466) of St. Patrick, the apostle and patron
       saint of Ireland.
    {Saint Peter's fish}. (Zo["o]l.) See {John Dory}, under
    {Saint Peter's-wort} (Bot.), a name of several plants, as
       {Hypericum Ascyron}, {H. quadrangulum}, {Ascyrum stans},
    {Saint Peter's wreath} (Bot.), a shrubby kind of Spir[ae]a
       ({S. hypericifolia}), having long slender branches covered
       with clusters of small white blossoms in spring.
    {Saint's bell}. See {Sanctus bell}, under {Sanctus}.
    {Saint Vitus's dance} (Med.), chorea; -- so called from the
       supposed cures wrought on intercession to this saint.
  2. \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).
          A large hospital, erected by a shoemaker who has been
          beatified, though never sainted.         --Addison.
    {To saint it}, to act as a saint, or with a show of piety.
             Whether the charmer sinner it or saint it. --Pope.
  3. \Saint\, v. i.
    To act or live as a saint. [R.] --Shak.
Computing Dictionary

1. symbolic automatic integrator.

2. security administrator's integrated network tool.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a saint in your dream indicates that a special message is being given to you from the spiritual realm.
Easton Bible Dictionary

one separated from the world and consecrated to God; one holy by profession and by covenant; a believer in Christ (Ps. 16:3; Rom. 1:7; 8:27; Phil. 1:1; Heb. 6:10).

The "saints" spoken of in Jude 1:14 are probably not the disciples of Christ, but the "innumerable company of angels" (Heb. 12:22; Ps. 68:17), with reference to Deut. 33:2.

This word is also used of the holy dead (Matt. 27:52; Rev. 18:24). It was not used as a distinctive title of the apostles and evangelists and of a "spiritual nobility" till the fourth century. In that sense it is not a scriptural title.