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Definition 1: person of exceptional holiness - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for saint in the sense of this definition

(saint is a kind of ...) a person who is good to other people

(... is a kind of saint ) one who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment

(... is a kind of saint ) a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man

Definition 2: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for saint in the sense of this definition

(saint is a kind of ...) someone worthy of imitation

"every child needs a role model"

(... is a kind of saint ) someone excellent of their kind

"he's a jimdandy of a soldier"

(... is a kind of saint ) someone who shows impressive and stylish excellence

(... is a kind of saint ) someone of remarkable excellence

"a humdinger of a secretary"

Definition 3: a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization - [noun denoting person]

(saint is a kind of ...) any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force

(... is a kind of saint ) a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation

(... is an instance of saint) Christian martyr and patron of those who suffer from epilepsy and Sydenham's chorea (died around 300)

(... is an instance of saint) (New Testament) the Apostle closely associated with St. Paul and traditionally assumed to be the author of the third Gospel

(... is an instance of saint) king of France and son of Louis VIII; he led two unsuccessful Crusades; considered an ideal medieval king (1214-1270)

(... is an instance of saint) Italian pope from 440 to 461 who extended the authority of the papacy to the west and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (440-461)

(... is an instance of saint) Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)

(... is an instance of saint) (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless

(... is an instance of saint) (New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); was beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome

(... is an instance of saint) (Roman Catholic Church) a Church Father who was a great preacher and bishop of Constantinople; a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-407)

(... is an instance of saint) (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation

(... is an instance of saint) (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)

(... is an instance of saint) Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel

(... is an instance of saint) French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)

(... is an instance of saint) the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes

(... is an instance of saint) Spanish mystic and religious reformer; author of religious classics and a Christian saint (1515-1582)

(... is an instance of saint) one of the twelve Apostles (first century)

(... is an instance of saint) disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope

(... is an instance of saint) (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle

"Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity"

(... is an instance of saint) King and patron saint of Norway (995-1030)

(... is an instance of saint) a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)

(... is an instance of saint) (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel

(... is an instance of saint) sinful woman Jesus healed of evil spirits; she became a follower of Jesus

(... is an instance of saint) (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament

(... is an instance of saint) Greek theologian who was bishop of Lyons and an antiheretical writer; a saint and Doctor of the Church (circa 130-200)

(... is an instance of saint) Spaniard and Roman Catholic theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus; a leading opponent of the Reformation (1491-1556)

(... is an instance of saint) (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)

(... is an instance of saint) (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)

(... is an instance of saint) (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)

(... is an instance of saint) (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)

(... is an instance of saint) (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)

(... is an instance of saint) an Italian who was a Benedictine monk; was archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109; one of the founders of scholasticism; best known for his proof of the existence of God

(... is an instance of saint) (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland

(... is an instance of saint) (Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397)

(... is an instance of saint) Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)

(... is an instance of saint) (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)

(... is an instance of saint) Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)

(... is an instance of saint) bishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110)

(... is an instance of saint) (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)

(... is an instance of saint) (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)

(... is an instance of saint) (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)

(... is an instance of saint) King of England who was a son of Edgar; he was challenged for the throne by supporters of his half-brother Ethelred II who eventually murdered him (963-978)

(... is an instance of saint) son of Ethelred the Unready; King of England from 1042 to 1066; he founded Westminster Abbey where he was eventually buried (1003-1066)

(... is an instance of saint) (Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)

(... is an instance of saint) (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)

(... is an instance of saint) (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)

(... is a member of saint) saints collectively

Definition 4: declare (a dead person) to be a saint - [verb of communication]

Samples where saint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized

Synonyms for saint in the sense of this definition

(saint is a kind of ...) declare to be

"She was declared incompetent" "judge held that the defendant was innocent"

(saint belongs to category ...) an institution to express belief in a divine power

"he was raised in the Baptist religion" "a member of his own faith contradicted him"

Definition 5: hold sacred - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for saint in the sense of this definition

(saint is a kind of ...) regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of

"Fear God as your father" "We venerate genius"

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