Complete Definition of "hallow"

English

Pronunciation
(UK) IPA|/ËhælÉÊ/
(US) IPA|/ËhæloÊ/, SAMPA|/"h{loU/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ælÉÊ|-ælÉÊ

Etymology 1
wikipedia
OE. halga|hÄlÄ¡a, from halig|hÄliÄ¡ âholyâ.

Noun
en-noun

  1. archaic A holy person; a saint.

#*All Hallows Eve (or Halloween), the night before All Hallows Day (now more commonly known as "All Saints Day").

Translations
trans-top|holy person
Danish: helgen
Dutch: heiligen
Finnish: pyhä, pyhimys
German: heiligen
trans-mid
Italian: santo
Norwegian: helgen
Portuguese: santo
Russian: ÑвÑÑой (svjatój)
Spanish: santo
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Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To make holy, to sanctify.

#*1847: Come hallow the goblet with something more true<br>Than words we forget in a minute. â cite book|titleDramatic Chapters: Poems and Songs|authorCharles Swain|pages324|date1847|publisher=D. Bogue

Translations

Dutch: heiligen
Finnish: pyhittää
French: sanctifier
German: heiligen
Italian: santificare
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Polish: ÅwiÄty
Portuguese: santificar
Russian: оÑвÑÑаÑÑ (osvjaÅ¡Äátâ)
Spanish: santificar

Etymology 2
From Old French halloer.

Verb
en-verb

  1. To shout, especially to urge on dogs for hunting.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A shout, cry; a hulloo.

#*1777: Then away they went from merry Sherwood / And into Yorkshire he did hie / And the King did follow, with a hoop and a hallow / But could not come him nigh. â Robin Hood's Chase, reprinted in cite book|titleThe English and Scottish Popular Ballads|authorFrancis James Child|pages206|date2003|publisherCourier Dover Publications|idISBN 0486431479
#*1772: I told them, the sherriff could not be admitted on board this time of night, on which they set up a hallow and rowed as fast as they could towards the vessel's bows. â cite book|titleThe Documentary History of the Destruction of the Gaspee|authorWilliam Read Staples|pages14|date1845|publisher=Knowles, Vose, and Anthony

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Adjective
en-adj

  1. alternative spelling of hollow

#:quotations:
#:*1902:"If the sun were a hallow sphere of its present size and the earth were placed at the center, the moon could [...]. Such a hallow sphere would hold more than a million balls the size of the earth." &mdash; cite book|titleThe Journal of Geography|authorNational Council of Geography Teachers (U.S.)|date1902|publisherNational Council for Geographic Education|pages=93
#:*2003:"But it was not a hallow victory." &mdash; cite book|titleTo a Different Drummer: A Family's Story|authorGeorge A. Lyall|pages208|date2003|publisherXlibris Corporation|idISBN 1401072860 --!>

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