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holocaust an extensive or thorough destruction or devastation, esp. by fire. [3 definitions]
Holocene of, relating to, or designating the latest geological epoch of the Quaternary Period that includes the present and began approximately 10 thousand years ago, marked by the development of modern human culture; Recent. [2 definitions]
hologram a three-dimensional photograph produced by a laser beam reflected off an object onto film.
holograph entirely handwritten by the author. [2 definitions]
holography the technique or process of producing holograms.
holozoic feeding on organic materials, as do most animals.
Holstein any of a black-and-white breed of dairy cow originating in northern Holland. [2 definitions]
holster a case for a small handgun, pistol, or tool, usu. made of leather and attached to a belt.
holy being worthy of worship or reverence as a part of or symbol of God, according to religious authority; sacred. [4 definitions]
Holy Alliance the 1815 alliance of Austria, Prussia, and Russia, which was formed to stifle European democratic movements.
Holy Ark in Judaism, a cabinet or enclosure in a synagogue, where the scrolls of the Torah are kept.
Holy Bible see Bible.
Holy Communion any of various Christian rites in which bread and wine are consecrated and distributed as the body and blood of Jesus Christ, or as representations thereof. [2 definitions]
holy day a day of special religious observance.
Holy Father one of the pope's titles.
Holy Ghost the third member of the Christian Trinity; Holy Spirit.
Holy Grail see Grail.
Holy Land ancient Palestine, now the site of the modern state of Israel.
holy man in some cultures, one who is attributed with the power to heal the sick and to guide the community. [2 definitions]
Holy Mother Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ.
Holy Office an organization within the Roman Catholic Church that oversees matters of doctrine and morality.