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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having been canonized.
  • adj. Of saintly character; holy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of saint.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a saint; saint-like, reverenced.
  • adj. Used to mark a beloved person mentioned in conversation as being deceased.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consecrated; sacred; holy; pious.
  • adj. Entered into heaven; -- a euphemism for dead.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Canonized; enrolled among the saints.
  • Holy; pious.
  • Sacred.
  • Entered into bliss; gone to heaven: often used as a euphemism for dead.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint

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