Definition of "holy" []

  • Belonging to, derived from, or associated with a divine power; sacred. (adjective)
  • Regarded with or worthy of worship or veneration; revered: a holy book. (adjective)
  • Living according to a strict or highly moral religious or spiritual system; saintly: a holy person. (adjective)
  • Specified or set apart for a religious purpose: a holy place. (adjective)
  • Solemnly undertaken; sacrosanct: a holy pledge. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or associated with God or a deity; sacred (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Endowed or invested with extreme purity or sublimity (adjective)
  • Devout, godly, or virtuous (adjective)
  • A sacred place (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "holy" in a sentence
  • "Rhejjub had been a great traveller in his day; had wandered over many portions of Arabia, and visited the holy city of Mecca; thus gaining the valuable privileges of a Suyud or _holy man_, which title alone was a passport and safeguard amongst even the lawless Ghilgyes and"
  • "Not content with this the bishop also committed to him his own authority [219] _to sow the_ holy _seed_ [220] in a _nation_ which was not _holy_, [221] and to give to a people rude and living _without law_, [222] the law of life and of discipline."
  • "When God says, 'I am holy: _I make holy_,' we see that one of the chief elements of His Holiness is this, that it seeks to communicate itself, to make partaker of its own perfection and blessedness."