Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
  Show Word Combinations
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
hallow

hal·low

hallow

 
 
pronunciation:
hae lo
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hallowed, hallowing, hallows
definition 1: to consecrate or make holy.
They insisted that the body be buried in ground that had been hallowed.
similar words:
anoint, bless, consecrate
definition 2: to respect or honor highly; venerate.
We were taught to hallow the founding fathers of this nation.
similar words:
adore, bless, venerate
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a saint or sacred place or object. Used almost exclusively in current English as part of a compound.
Allhallows Eve.
synonyms:
relic, saint, shrine