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Noun: saint  seynt
  1. A person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
     
  2. Person of exceptional holiness
    - holy man, holy person, angel
     
  3. Model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    - ideal, paragon, nonpareil, apotheosis, nonesuch [archaic], nonsuch [archaic]
Verb: saint  seynt
  1. Hold sacred
    - enshrine
     
  2. (religion) declare (a dead person) to be a saint
    "After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was sainted";
    - canonize, canonise [Brit]

Derived forms: saints, sainted, sainting

Type of: adjudge, declare, deity, divinity, fear, god, good person, hold, immortal, model, revere, reverence, role model, venerate

Part of: sainthood

Encyclopedia: Saint, The