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Meaning of saint

saint

Pronunciation: (sānt), [key]
— n.
  1. any of certain persons of exceptional holiness of life, formally recognized as such by the Christian Church, esp. by canonization.
  2. a person of great holiness, virtue, or benevolence.
  3. a founder, sponsor, or patron, as of a movement or organization.
  4. (in certain religious groups) a designation applied by the members to themselves.
—v.t.
  1. to enroll formally among the saints recognized by the Church.
  2. to give the name of saint to; reckon as a saint.

Saint.

Pronunciation: [key]
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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