Pronunciation: sānt
n.1.A person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue; any true Christian, as being redeemed and consecrated to God.
2.One of the blessed in heaven.
3.(Eccl.) One canonized by the church.
Saint Andrew's cross
a - A cross shaped like the letter X. See Illust. 4, under Cross.
b - (Bot.) A low North American shrub (Ascyrum Crux-Andreæ, the petals of which have the form of a Saint Andrew's cross.
Saint Anthony's cross
a T-shaped cross. See Illust. 6, under Cross.
- Gray.
Saint Anthony's fire
the erysipelas; - popularly so called because it was supposed to have been cured by the intercession of Saint Anthony.
Saint Anthony's nut
(Bot.) the groundnut (Bunium flexuosum); - so called because swine feed on it, and St. Anthony was once a swineherd.
Saint Anthony's turnip
(Bot.) the bulbous crowfoot, a favorite food of swine.
- Dr. Prior.
Saint Barnaby's thistle
(Bot.) a kind of knapweed (Centaurea solstitialis) flowering on St. Barnabas's Day, June 11th.
- Dr. Prior.
Saint Bernard
(Zool.) a breed of large, handsome dogs celebrated for strength and sagacity, formerly bred chiefly at the Hospice of St. Bernard in Switzerland, but now common in Europe and America. There are two races, the smooth-haired and the rough-haired. See Illust. under Dog.
- Dr. Prior.
Saint Catharine's flower
(Bot.) the plant love-in-a-mist. See under Love.
Saint Cuthbert's beads
(Paleon.) the fossil joints of crinoid stems.
Saint Dabeoc's heath
(Bot.) a heatherlike plant (Dabœcia polifolia), named from an Irish saint.
Saint Distaff's Day
See under Distaff.
Saint Elmo's fire
a luminous, flamelike appearance, sometimes seen in dark, tempestuous nights, at some prominent point on a ship, particularly at the masthead and the yardarms. It has also been observed on land, and is due to the discharge of electricity from elevated or pointed objects. A single flame is called a Helena, or a Corposant; a double, or twin, flame is called a Castor and Pollux, or a double Corposant. It takes its name from St. Elmo, the patron saint of sailors.
Saint George's cross
(Her.) a Greek cross gules upon a field argent, the field being represented by a narrow fimbriation in the ensign, or union jack, of Great Britain.
Saint George's ensign
a red cross on a white field with a union jack in the upper corner next the mast. It is the distinguishing badge of ships of the royal navy of England; - called also the white ensign.
Saint George's flag
a smaller flag resembling the ensign, but without the union jack; used as the sign of the presence and command of an admiral.
- Brande & C.
Saint Gobain glass
(Chem.) a fine variety of soda-lime plate glass, so called from St. Gobain in France, where it was manufactured.
- Brande & C.
Saint Ignatius's bean
(Bot.) the seed of a tree of the Philippines (Strychnos Ignatia), of properties similar to the nux vomica.
Saint James's shell
(Zool.) a pecten (Vola Jacobæus) worn by pilgrims to the Holy Land. See Illust. under Scallop.
Saint James's-wort
(Bot.) a kind of ragwort (Senecio Jacobæa).
Saint John's bread
(Bot.) See Carob.
Saint John's-wort
(Bot.) any plant of the genus Hypericum, most species of which have yellow flowers; - called also John's-wort.
Saint Leger
the name of a race for three-year-old horses run annually in September at Doncaster, England; - instituted in 1776 by Col. St. Leger.
Saint Martin's herb
(Bot.) a small tropical American violaceous plant (Sauvagesia erecta). It is very mucilaginous and is used in medicine.
Saint Martin's summer
a season of mild, damp weather frequently prevailing during late autumn in England and the Mediterranean countries; - so called from St. Martin's Festival, occurring on November 11. It corresponds to the Indian summer in America.
Saint Patrick's cross
See Illust. 4, under Cross.
- Shak.
Saint Patrick's Day
the 17th of March, anniversary of the death (about 466) of St. Patrick, the apostle and patron saint of Ireland.
Saint Peter's fish
(Zool.) See John Dory, under John.
Saint Peter's-wort
(Bot.) a name of several plants, as Hypericum Ascyron, H. quadrangulum, Ascyrum stans, etc.
Saint Peter's wreath
(Bot.) a shrubby kind of Spiræa (S. hypericifolia), having long slender branches covered with clusters of small white blossoms in spring.
Saint's bell
See Sanctus bell, under Sanctus.
Saint Vitus's dance
(Med.) chorea; - so called from the supposed cures wrought on intercession to this saint.
v. t.1.To make a saint of; to enroll among the saints by an offical act, as of the pope; to canonize; to give the title or reputation of a saint to (some one).
[imp. & p. p. Sainted; p. pr. & vb. n. Sainting.]
To saint it
to act as a saint, or with a show of piety.
v. i.1.To act or live as a saint.
Noun1.saint - a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
2.saint - person of exceptional holiness
3.saint - model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
Verb1.saint - hold sacred
Synonyms: enshrine
2.saint - in the Catholic church; declare (a dead person) to be a saint; "After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"
Synonyms: canonize, canonise
1.(language)SAINT - Symbolic Automatic INTegrator.
2.(networking, security, tool)SAINT - Security Administrator's Integrated Network Tool.
To see a saint in your dream, indicates that a special message is being given to you from the spiritual realm.Ambrose of Milan, Athanasius, Barnabas, Basil, Christian, Clement of Alexandria, Clement of Rome, Cyprian of Carthage, Cyril of Jerusalem, God-fearing man, Gregory of Nyssa, Hermas, Ignatius, Irenaeus, Jerome, John, John Chrysostom, Justin Martyr, Lactantius Firmianus, Luke, Mark, Origen, Papias, Paul, Peter, Polycarp, Tertullian, accepter, aggrandize, angel, angel of light, angel of love, ante-Nicene Fathers, apostle, apotheose, apotheosize, archangel, beatified soul, beatify, believer, bless, canonize, canonized mortal, catechumen, celestial, cherub, cherubim, churchgoer, churchite, churchman, cleanse, communicant, consecrate, convert, crown, daily communicant, dedicate, deify, devote, devotee, devotionalist, disciple, elevate, ennoble, enshrine, enthrone, evangelist, exalt, fanatic, follower, frock, glamorize, glorify, good Christian, great soul, guru, hallow, heavenly being, holy man, immortalize, lionize, magnify, mahatma, make legendary, martyr, messenger of God, neophyte, ordain, patron saint, pietist, principality, proselyte, purify, raise, receiver, recording angel, religionist, rishi, sanctify, saved soul, seraph, seraphim, set apart, set up, soul in glory, starets, theist, throne, truster, uplift, votary, zealot
Translate Saint to Spanish, Translate Saint to German, Translate Saint to French
sailor suit
sailor's breastplate
Sailor's choice
Sailor's housewife
sailors choice
Saimiri sciureus
-- Saint --
Saint Agnes's Eve
Saint Ambrose
Saint Andrew
Saint Andrew the Apostle
Saint Andrew's cross
Saint Anselm
Saint Anthony's cross
Saint Anthony's fire
Saint Anthony's nut
Saint Anthony's turnip
Saint Athanasius
Saint Augustine
Saint Baeda
Saint Barnaby's thistle
Saint Beda
Saint Bede
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home - Privacy Policy