• WordNet 3.6
    • v saint declare (a dead person) to be a saint "After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"
    • v saint hold sacred
    • n saint model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    • n saint person of exceptional holiness
    • n saint a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Notre-Dame, Saint-Lo, S.E Notre-Dame, Saint-Lo, S.E
Sainte-Susanne, Keep Sainte-Susanne, Keep
Saint Nicholas Saint Nicholas
The saint stands before the king The saint stands before the king
The Virgin with four Saints The Virgin with four Saints

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One of the steepest main streets in Canada is located in Saint John, New Brunswick. Over a distance of two blocks the street rises about 80 feet
    • Saint A person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue; any true Christian, as being redeemed and consecrated to God. "Them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints ."
    • Saint (Eccl) One canonized by the church.
    • Saint One of the blessed in heaven. "Then shall thy saints , unmixed, and from the impure
      Far separate, circling thy holy mount,
      Unfeigned hallelujahs to thee sing."
    • v. i Saint To act or live as a saint.
    • v. t Saint sānt To make a saint of; to enroll among the saints by an offical act, as of the pope; to canonize; to give the title or reputation of a saint to (some one). "A large hospital, erected by a shoemaker who has been beatified, though never sainted ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The name Santa Claus came from Saint Nicholas who was a bishop in the town of Myra, and was known to be very nice to children
    • saint Holy; sacred: only in attributive use, and now only before proper names, as Saint John, Saint Paul, Saint Augustine, or quasi-proper names, as Saint Saviour, Saint Sophia (Holy Wisdom), Saint Cross, Saint Sepulcher (in names of churches), where it is usually regarded as a noun appositive, a quasi-title. See II., 3.
    • n saint One who has been consecrated or set a part to the service of God: applied in the Old Testament to the Israelites as a people (Ps. cxxxii. 9; compare Num. xvi. 3), and in the New Testament to all members of the Christian churches (2 Cor. i. 1).
    • n saint One who is pure and upright in heart and life; hence, in Scriptural and Christian usage, one who has been regenerated and sanctified by the Spirit of God; one of the redeemed: applied to them both in their earthly and in their heavenly state; also used of persons of other religions: as, a Buddhist saint.
    • n saint One who is eminent for consecration, holiness, and piety in life and character; specifically, one who is generally or officially recognized as an example of holiness of life, and to whose name it is customary to prefix Saint (abbreviated St. or S.) as a title. The persons so honored were, in the earlier centuries, the Virgin, the apostles and martyrs, and others commemorated in the diptychs or recognized by public opinion. In later times the process of canonization or beatification became a matter of strict regulation by papal or patriarchal authority in the Roman Catholic and Greek churches. Saints are classed in calendars by their rank, as apostles, bishops, archbishops, priests, deacons, kings, etc., and also as martyrs, confessors, and virgins. The title of saint is also given to angels, as St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael. In the phrases given below many diseases will be found named from those saints whose intercession was especially sought for their cure. When saint is used before a person's name as a quasi-title (originally an adjective), it is commonly abbreviated St.; but such names and surnames and local names derived from them, are properly alphabeted under the full form saint.
    • n saint An angel.
    • n saint One of the blessed dead: distinguished from the angels, who are superhuman beings.
    • n saint An image of a saint.
    • n saint A North American shrub, Ascyrum Crux Andreæ.
    • n saint Erysipelas.
    • n saint A Bordeaux wine, especially red, of medium quality.
    • n saint A red wine grown near Poitiers.
    • n saint The ergot of rye (Claviceps purpurea). See ergot for figure and description.
    • n saint A red wine produced in the neighborhood of the Rhone, not often exported.
    • n saint Tinea.
    • n saint Measles of the hog. See Trichina, trichinosis.
    • n saint Insanity.
    • n saint The garfish, Belone belone or B. vulgaris.
    • n saint In later books, the European Hypericum quadrangulum.
    • n saint Perhaps transferred from the last, the American genns Ascyrum, especially A. stans.
    • n saint The snowberry, Symphoricarpos.
    • n saint A white wine produced in the department of Gironde, in the neighborhood of St. Emilion.
    • saint To number or enroll among saints officially; canonize.
    • saint To salute as a saint.
    • saint To act piously or with a show of piety; play the saint: sometimes with an indefinite it.
    • n saint An old game: same as cent, 4.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Joan of Arc was actually burned alive as a witch in 1431, and only considered a saint in the 20th century. (Them folks must be pissed to hear that)
    • n Saint sānt a sanctified or holy person: one eminent for piety: one of the blessed dead: one canonised by the R.C. Church: an image of a saint: an angel:
    • v.t Saint to salute as a saint
    • n Saint sānt (pl.) Israelites as a people: Christians generally
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  • Albert Schweitzer
    “A man does not have to be an angel in order to be a saint.”
  • Robert Neville
    Robert Neville
    “Living with a saint is more grueling than being one.”
  • Aphra Behn
    Aphra Behn
    “There is no sinner like a young saint.”
  • William Cowper
    “Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.”
  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    “The creed of a true saint is to make the best of life, and to make the most of it.”
  • Doug Horton
    “Born a saint, die a sinner -- born a sinner, die a saint.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. sanctus, sacred, properly p. p. of sancire, to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer, sacred. Cf. Sacred Sanctity Sanctum Sanctus
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sanctus, holy.


In literature:

Saint Vrain is speechless; Saint Vrain is sighing; Saint Vrain is sad!
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Do the saints help, thinkest?
"The White Rose of Langley" by Emily Sarah Holt
On the 28th of April the harbour of Saint Peter and Saint Paul was reached.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
The saint is in the habit of meeting the child on her way to school, and giving her candy.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
In the earlier translations of Seneca there were printed various letters that were supposed to have passed between Saint Paul and Seneca.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard
Saint Joseph to was by, to tend the Child; To guard Him, and protect His Mother mild.
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various
In a year or two the boy did the reading, and would expound the words of the Saint as he went along.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
That is what Saint Elspeth used to tell me.
"The Lilac Lady" by Ruth Alberta Brown
The next three years, you must wander about among hostile peoples, where crucified martyrs and impaled saints will mark your way.
"Peter the Priest" by Mór Jókai
It was the eve of Saint Helen's Day.
"Earl Hubert's Daughter" by Emily Sarah Holt

In poetry:

And thou, Saint Olaf,
Oh, for thy son's sake!
Help him with good words
In Gimle's high hall!
"Bergliot" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
O bird of God! unto the saint
Thou stretchest out thy wing:
Strong in thy strength we shall not faint,
But, ever rising, sing.
"The Wing Of Faith" by Annie Adams Fields
Chosen of God, to sinners dear,
And saints adore the name;
They trust their whole salvation here,
Nor shall they suffer shame.
"Psalm 118 part 3" by Isaac Watts
Then to unearthly life arise,
Yet not at once to seek the skies,
But glide awhile from saint to saint,
Lest on our lonely way we faint;
"Tuesday In Whitsun-Week" by John Keble
THE fair was charmed, and with him quite content;
You do not look, said she, like one who meant
Saint James of Compostella soon to see,
Though, doubtless, oft to saints you bend the knee.
"The Little Dog" by Jean de La Fontaine
"High God hath ta'en your saint away:
Have ye not prayed to be forgiven
That ye had kept her but one day
From passing straight to God in Heaven?"
''Hath God such need of saints in Heaven?''
"S. H." by Ethel Clifford

In news:

3501 S Kingshighway Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63139.
3205 Hamptonavenue, Saint Louis, MO 63101.
10055 Page Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63132.
Affton Window & Awning Co. 9010 MacKenzie Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63123.
908 Claycrest Dr, Saint Charles, MO 63304.
David Grunfeld / TP Saints QB Drew Brees Reigns as King of Bacchus XLII Sunday February 14, 2010.
The Saints won Super Bowl XLIV on Feb 7.
The Times-Picayune archive Saints quarterback Drew Brees will reign as Bacchus next year.
New Orleans Saints built up bad blood .
1700 S Tucker Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104.
32 Maryland Plz, Saint Louis, MO 63108.
112 N Kirkwood Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63122.
This ten-room brick house was the home of Mike Ditka and his wife, Diana, from 1989 until he left Chicago to coach the New Orleans Saints in 1997.
Scott Shanle #58 of the New Orleans Saints stretches during OTA's at the Saints Practice Facility on May 24, 2012 in Metairie, Louisiana.
New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Steve Sidwell will be interviewed for the head coaching job with the Denver Broncos, a Saints spokesman said today.

In science:

Pitman, Combinatorial stochastic processes: Ecole d’et´e de probabilit´es de saint-flour xxxii - 2002, Lect.
Random Walks on Strict Partitions
Ecole d’Et´e de Probabilit´es de Saint Flour, P.
Random walks on discrete cylinders with large bases and random interlacements
In Lectures on Probability Theory and Statistics (Saint-Flour, 1999).
Hausdorff measure of arcs and Brownian motion on Brownian spatial trees
Spencer, “Nine Lectures on Random Graphs,” in Ecole d ’Et ´e de Probabilit ´es de Saint Flour XXI - 1991, Editor P.L.
Zero-one laws for connectivity in random key graphs
Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Ecole d’Et´e de probabilit´es de Saint-Flour XXXII-2002.
Recent progress in coalescent theory