HyperDic: saint

English > 5 senses of the word saint:
NOUNperson sainta person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
person saint, holy man, holy person, angelperson of exceptional holiness
person saint, ideal, paragon, nonpareil, apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuchmodel of excellence or perfection of a kind
VERBemotionsaint, enshrinehold sacred
communicationsaint, canonize, canonisedeclare (a dead person) to be a saint
saint > pronunciation
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English > saint: 5 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization.
InstancesAmbrose, Saint Ambrose, St. Ambrose(Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan
Andrew, Saint Andrew, St. Andrew, Saint Andrew the Apostle(New Testament) disciple of Jesus
Anselm, Saint Anselm, St. AnselmAn Italian who was a Benedictine monk
Aquinas, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Thomas, St. Thomas, Saint Thomas Aquinas, St. Thomas Aquinas(Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology
Athanasius, Saint Athanasius, St. Athanasius, Athanasius the Great(Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism
Augustine, Saint Augustine, St. Augustine, Augustine of Hippo(Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church
Basil, St. Basil, Basil of Caesarea, Basil the Great, St. Basil the Great(Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies / heresies of the 4th century
Becket, Thomas a Becket, Saint Thomas a Becket, St. Thomas a Becket(Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170
Bede, Saint Bede, St. Bede, Baeda, Saint Baeda, St. Baeda, Beda, Saint Beda, St. Beda, the Venerable Bede(Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
Benedict, Saint Benedict, St. BenedictItalian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)
Boniface, Saint Boniface, St. Boniface, Winfred, Wynfrith, Apostle of Germany(Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith
Bridget, Saint Bridget, St. Bridget, Brigid, Saint Brigid, St. Brigid, Bride, Saint Bride, St. BrideIrish abbess
Bruno, Saint Bruno, St. Bruno(Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
Dominic, Saint Dominic, St. Dominic, Domingo de Guzman(Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
Edward the Confessor, Saint Edward the Confessor, St. Edward the Confessorson of Ethelred the Unready
Edward the Martyr, Saint Edward the Martyr, St. Edward the MartyrKing of England who was a son of Edgar
Francis of Assisi, Saint Francis of Assisi, St. Francis of Assisi, Saint Francis, St. Francis, Giovanni di Bernardone(Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)
Gregory, Gregory I, Saint Gregory I, St. Gregory I, Gregory the Great(Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership
Gregory, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory of Nazianzen, St. Gregory of Nazianzen(Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies / heresies
Ignatius, Saint Ignatius, St. Ignatiusbishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110)
Ignatius of Loyola, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, St. Ignatius of Loyola, LoyolaSpaniard and Roman Catholic theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus
Irenaeus, Saint Irenaeus, St. IrenaeusGreek theologian who was bishop of Lyons and an antiheretical writer
James, Saint James, St. James, Saint James the Apostle, St. James the Apostle(New Testament) disciple of Jesus
Jerome, Saint Jerome, St. Jerome, Hieronymus, Eusebius Hieronymus, Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus(Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate)
John, Saint John, St. John, Saint John the Apostle, St. John the Apostle, John the Evangelist, John the Divine(New Testament) disciple of Jesus
John Chrysostom, St. John Chrysostom(Roman Catholic Church) a Church Father who was a great preacher and bishop of Constantinople
John the Baptist, St. John the Baptist(New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized)
Jude, Saint Jude, St. Jude, Judas, Thaddaeus(New Testament) supposed brother of St. James
Lawrence, Saint Lawrence, St. Lawrence, LaurentiusRoman martyr
Leo I, St. Leo I, Leo the GreatItalian pope from 440 to 461 who extended the authority of the papacy to the west and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (440-461)
Louis IX, Saint Louis, St. Louisking of France and son of Louis VIII
Luke, Saint Luke, St. Luke(New Testament) the Apostle closely associated with St. Paul and traditionally assumed to be the author of the third Gospel
Mark, Saint Mark, St. MarkApostle and companion of Saint Peter
Martin, St. MartinFrench bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)
Mary Magdalene, St. Mary Magdalene, Mary Magdalen, St. Mary Magdalensinful woman Jesus healed of evil spirits
Matthew, Saint Matthew, St. Matthew, Saint Matthew the Apostle, St. Matthew the Apostle, Levi(New Testament) disciple of Jesus
Nicholas, Saint Nicholas, St. NicholasA bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
Olaf II, Olav II, Saint Olaf, Saint Olav, St. Olaf, St. OlavKing and patron saint of Norway (995-1030)
Paul, Saint Paul, St. Paul, Apostle Paul, Paul the Apostle, Apostle of the Gentiles, Saul, Saul of Tarsus(New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles
Peter, Simon Peter, Saint Peter, St. Peter, Saint Peter the Apostle, St. Peter the Apostledisciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles
Simon, St. Simon, Simon Zelotes, Simon the Zealot, Simon the CanaaniteOne of the twelve Apostles (first century)
Teresa of Avila, Saint Teresa of AvilaSpanish mystic and religious reformer
Thomas, Saint Thomas, St. Thomas, doubting Thomas, Thomas the doubting ApostleThe Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
Vitus, St. VitusChristian martyr and patron of those who suffer from epilepsy and Sydenham's chorea (died around 300)
Member ofsainthoodsaints collectively
Narrowerpatron saintA saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation
Broaderdeity, divinity, god, immortalAny supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
Spanishsan, San, santa, Santa, santo
Catalansanta, sant
Adjectivessaintlymarked by utter benignity
Nounssainthoodthe status and dignity of a saint
sainthoodsaints collectively
Verbssaintdeclare (a dead person) to be a saint
sanctifyrender holy by means of religious rites
English > saint: 5 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningperson of exceptional holiness.
Synonymsholy man, holy person, angel
NarrowerBuddhaOne who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment
fakir, fakeer, faqir, faquirA Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man
Broadergood personA person who is good to other people
Spanishángel, santo
Catalanàngel, sant
Adjectivessaintlymarked by utter benignity
Nounssainthoodthe status and dignity of a saint
sainthoodsaints collectively
Verbssanctifymake pure or free from sin or guilt
sanctifyrender holy by means of religious rites
English > saint: 5 senses > noun 3, person
Meaningmodel of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal.
Synonymsideal, paragon, nonpareil, apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuch
Narrowerclass actsomeone who shows impressive and stylish excellence
humdingersomeone of remarkable excellence
jimdandy, jimhickey, crackerjacksomeone excellent of their kind
Broadermodel, role modelsomeone worthy of imitation
Spanishdechado, modelo
Catalanmodel
Nounssainthoodthe status and dignity of a saint
Verbssanctifymake pure or free from sin or guilt
English > saint: 5 senses > verb 1, emotion
Meaninghold sacred.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymenshrine
Broaderreverence, fear, revere, venerateRegard with feelings of respect and reverence
Spanishsantificar, venerar
English > saint: 5 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningdeclare (a dead person) to be a saint.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymscanonize, canonise
Categoryreligion, faith, organized religionAn institution to express belief in a divine power
Broaderdeclare, adjudge, holddeclare to be
Spanishbeatificar, canonizar
Catalanbeatificar, canonitzar, santificar
Nounssainta person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization

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