from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Belonging to, derived from, or associated with a divine power; sacred.
- adjective Regarded with veneration or specified for a religious purpose.
- adjective Living or undertaken with highly moral or spiritual purpose; saintly.
- adjective Regarded as deserving special respect or reverence.
- adjective Informal Used as an intensive.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To canonize.
- Consecrated; set apart for religious use or uses; of sacred or religious character or quality: as, the holy priesthood; the holy sabbath; holy oil; holy thoughts.
- Perfect in religious character and the practices of devotion; sanctified; saintly.
- Exhibiting, indicating, or befitting sanctity of life; devout; righteous.
- A eulogia, or piece of blessed bread.
- A person who carried the holy water.
- Same as
- In hunting, the tail of a fox.
- Synonyms Sacred, dedicated, sanctified. See
- 2 and Devout, divine, immaculate, saintly.
- noun A holy man; a saint: same as
- noun plural Sacred rites; devotions.
- noun A place of worship; a sacred place.
- noun The inner or western division of the Jewish tabernacle, as distinguished from the outer part, called the holy place. The holy of holies was inclosed on three sides by the walls of the tabernacle, while on the fourth or eastern side a veil, ornamented with figures of cherubim, and suspended from four pillars of shittim-wood overlaid with gold, separated it from the holy place (Ex. xxvi. 31; xxxvi. 35). The holy of holies was a perfect cube in its dimensions, the length, breadth, and height being each ten cubits. In it stood the ark of the testament, or ark of the covenant, of shittim-wood over-laid with gold. Upon the ark was the capporeth or golden mercy-seat, the place of the divine presence (Ex. xxv. 22), and on the capporeth were two cherubim, also of gold, both facing toward its center. No one but the high priest entered the holy of holies, and he only once a year, on the Day of Atonement (Lev. xvi.). Also called the most holy place and the oracle.
- noun The sanctuary or bema of a Christian church: used especially by the Greek and other Oriental churches.
- noun Among the Nestorians, a small recess at the east end of a church, containing nothing but a cross. No one, not even the priest, is allowed to enter it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Set apart to the service or worship of God; hallowed; sacred; reserved from profane or common use;
holyvessels; a holypriesthood.
- adjective Spiritually whole or sound; of unimpaired innocence and virtue; free from sinful affections; pure in heart; godly; pious; irreproachable; guiltless; acceptable to God.
- adjective (Hist.) a league ostensibly for conserving religion, justice, and peace in Europe, but really for repressing popular tendencies toward constitutional government, entered into by Alexander I. of Russia, Francis I. of Austria, and Frederic William III. of Prussia, at Paris, on the 26th of September, 1815, and subsequently joined by all the sovereigns of Europe, except the pope and the king of England.
- adjective See
- adjective See
- adjective (Art) a picture in which the infant Christ, his parents, and others of his family are represented.
- adjective a title of the pope.
- adjective (Theol.) the third person of the Trinity; the Comforter; the Paraclete.
- adjective See
- adjective (Bot.) a sweet-scented grass (
Hierochloa borealisand Hierochloa alpina). In the north of Europe it was formerly strewed before church doors on saints' days; whence the name. It is common in the northern and western parts of the United States. Called also vanilla grassor Seneca grass.
- adjective Childermas day.
- adjective Palestine, the birthplace of Christianity.
- adjective the Inquisition.
- adjective (Script.) the innermost apartment of the Jewish tabernacle or temple, where the ark was kept, and where no person entered, except the high priest once a year.
- adjective One separated to the service of God.
- adjective See
- adjective the cross or crucifix, particularly one placed, in churches. over the entrance to the chancel.
- adjective a plant, the hemp agrimony.
- adjective (Eccl.) the Saturday immediately preceding the festival of Easter; the vigil of Easter.
- adjective same as Holy Ghost (above).
- adjective See
- adjective (Bot.) the blessed thistle. See under
- adjective (Eccl.), (Episcopal Ch.), (R. C. Ch.) The Thursday in Holy Week; Maundy Thursday.
- adjective a crusade; an expedition carried on by Christians against the Saracens in the Holy Land, in the eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth centuries, for the possession of the holy places.
- adjective (Gr. & R. C. Churches) water which has been blessed by the priest for sacred purposes.
- adjective the stone stoup or font placed near the entrance of a church, as a receptacle for holy water.
- adjective (Eccl.) the week before Easter, in which the passion of our Savior is commemorated.
- adjective the sacred Scriptures.
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Dedicatedto a religiouspurpose or a god.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Rhejjub had been a great traveller in his day; had wandered over many portions of Arabia, and visited the holy city of Mecca; thus gaining the valuable privileges of a Suyud or _holy man_, which title alone was a passport and safeguard amongst even the lawless Ghilgyes and
Not content with this the bishop also committed to him his own authority  _to sow the_ holy _seed_  in a _nation_ which was not _holy_,  and to give to a people rude and living _without law_,  the law of life and of discipline.
We shall understand that to be redeemed in Christ is to be holy in Christ, and the call of our redeeming God will acquire new meaning: 'I am _holy_:
And one cried to another, and said, _Holy, holy, holy_ is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory. '
'Like as He which _called you_ is holy, be ye yourselves also _holy_; and if ye
'I am the Lord that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God: ye shall therefore _be holy, for I am holy_'
'And the four living creatures, they have no rest day and night, saying, _Holy, holy, holy_ is the Lord God, the Almighty, which was, and which is, and which is to come.'
When God says, 'I am holy: _I make holy_,' we see that one of the chief elements of His Holiness is this, that it seeks to communicate itself, to make partaker of its own perfection and blessedness.
His Holiness is an infinite energy that only finds its rest in making holy: to the revelation of what He is in Himself, 'I the Lord _am holy_,' God continually adds the declaration of what He does, 'I am the Lord that
Accordingly it fell to my lot to assume the appearance of madness, which made greatly for my purpose, as they consider mad men to be holy, and they therefore allowed me to go much more at large than before, until such time as the hermits might determine whether I were _holy mad_, or raging mad, as shall be shewn hereafter.