The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

4 definitions found
 for hallow
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 treat or keep as sacred; to reverence.
     "Hallowed be thy name." --Matt. vi. 9.
     [1913 Webster]
           Hallow the Sabbath day, to do no work therein. --Jer.
                                                    xvii. 24.
     [1913 Webster]
           His secret altar touched with hallowed fire. --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]
           In a larger sense . . . we can not hallow this ground
           [Gettysburg].                            --A. Lincoln.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: render holy by means of religious rites [syn: consecrate,
           bless, hallow, sanctify] [ant: deconsecrate,
           desecrate, unhallow]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "hallow":
     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, keep, maffick, make merry, mark,
     memorialize, observe, purify, respect, revere, reverence, saint,
     sanctify, set apart, signalize, solemnize, solemnly mark,
     sound a fanfare, venerate, worship

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     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).

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229