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noun (holies)
  1. (archaic) A thing that is extremely holy; used almost exclusively in the context of the phrase "holy of holies".
Franz von Reber, Joseph Thacher Clarke, History of Ancient Art (1882) p. 146:
:The of holies, a cubical space of ten cubits on the side, was separated from the larger antechamber by four columns, which were also covered with gold and stood upon silver sockets; they bore a second curtain of four colors.
adjective (holier, holiest)
  1. Dedicated to a religious purpose or a god.
  2. To be revered according to a religion.
  3. To be perfect or flawless.
  4. Separted or set apart from something unto something or someone else.
  5. Set apart or dedicated for a specific purpose, or for use by a single entity or person.
  6. (slang): An intensifier in an interjection.
Holy cow, I can"t believe he actually lost the race!
Etymology: Old English halig, compare German heilige


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