Definition of "saint" [saint]

  • Christianity A person officially recognized, especially by canonization, as being entitled to public veneration and capable of interceding for people on earth. (noun)
  • A person who has died and gone to heaven. (noun)
  • A member of any of various religious groups, especially a Latter-Day Saint. (noun)
  • An extremely virtuous person. (noun)
  • To name, recognize, or venerate as a saint; canonize. (verb-transitive)
  • A person who after death is formally recognized by a Christian Church, esp the Roman Catholic Church, as having attained, through holy deeds or behaviour, a specially exalted place in heaven and the right to veneration (noun)

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.

  • A person of exceptional holiness or goodness (noun)
  • The collective body of those who are righteous in God's sight (noun)
  • To canonize; recognize formally as a saint (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "saint" in a sentence
  • "That name, with the addition of _saint_, is inserted in the Roman calendar; and the saint, by a rare felicity, is crowned with the praises of the historians and philosophers of an enlightened age."
  • "If you look at the stamp, our saint is accompanied by a nice dog."
  • "An advertisement within paragraph (d) of this Class may be displayed only in the county with which the saint is associated."