from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make or set apart as holy.
- transitive v. To respect or honor greatly; revere.
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- n. A saint; a holy person; an apostle.
- v. To make holy, to sanctify.
- v. To shout, especially to urge on dogs for hunting.
- n. A shout, cry; a hulloo.
- adj. Alternative spelling of hollow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make holy; to set apart for holy or religious use; to consecrate; to treat or keep as sacred; to reverence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To mark or set apart as holy; consecrate to holy or religious use; keep sacred; regard or treat as holy; reverence; adore; hold in solemn honor.
- Synonyms Dedicate, Consecrate, etc. See devote.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. render holy by means of religious rites
A hallow is the royal regalia carried by the King, or the objects sought by someone such as a 'Grail Quester' In other words: horcruxes.
Strengthen the bonds of friendship among the inhabitants of all lands, and may the love of Your name hallow every home and every heart.
In Scripture, the word hallow is a synonym for the word sanctify.
As Christianity worked its way through Europe the day came to be known as All Hallows Eve, and that which was hallow, meaning holy or to be revered, was honored.
We have a new civic architecture that is either a kind of hallow facade, or whose expansion provides a backdoor way to demand new funding for government services.
The root word of Halloween is "hallow," which means "holy, consecrated and set apart for service."
The word Halloween, as you may well recall, is derived from two words: "hallow," meaning "to bless" -- and nothing says blessing like a gooey green spook -- and "een," the noise your mouth makes when you're prying the caramel out of your molars.
Tabernacle; and first, the holy place, which the priests daily entered and which is called in verse 16 'the tent of meeting,' and next, the altar of burnt offering in the outer court, are in like manner sprinkled seven times with the blood, to 'hallow' them 'from the uncleanness of the children of Israel' (verse 19).
Christ in our hearts, then our hearts are temples; and if we 'hallow' the Christ that dwells within us, we shall take care that there are no foul things in that sanctuary.
Our evenings were such as hallow and make the luxury of cottage life -- evenings yielded up to cheerfulness, to content and harmony.