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English noun: saint

1. saint (person) a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization

Broader (hypernym)deity, divinity, god, immortal

Narrower (hyponym)patron saint

Instance hyponymAmbrose, Andrew, Anselm, Apostle of Germany, Apostle of the Gentiles, Apostle Paul, Aquinas, Athanasius, Athanasius the Great, Augustine, Augustine of Hippo, Baeda, Basil, Basil of Caesarea, Basil the Great, Becket, Beda, Bede, Benedict, Boniface, Bride, Bridget, Brigid, Bruno, Domingo de Guzman, Dominic, doubting Thomas, Edward the Confessor, Edward the Martyr, Eusebius Hieronymus, Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus, Francis of Assisi, Giovanni di Bernardone, Gregory, Gregory, Gregory I, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory of Nazianzen, Gregory the Great, Hieronymus, Ignatius, Ignatius of Loyola, Irenaeus, James, Jerome, John, John Chrysostom, John the Baptist, John the Divine, John the Evangelist, Judas, Jude, Laurentius, Lawrence, Leo I, Leo the Great, Levi, Louis IX, Loyola, Luke, Mark, Martin, Mary Magdalen, Mary Magdalene, Matthew, Nicholas, Olaf II, Olav II, Paul, Paul the Apostle, Peter, Saint Ambrose, Saint Andrew, Saint Andrew the Apostle, Saint Anselm, Saint Athanasius, Saint Augustine, Saint Baeda, Saint Beda, Saint Bede, Saint Benedict, Saint Boniface, Saint Bride, Saint Bridget, Saint Brigid, Saint Bruno, Saint Dominic, Saint Edward the Confessor, Saint Edward the Martyr, Saint Francis, Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Gregory I, Saint Ignatius, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Saint Irenaeus, Saint James, Saint James the Apostle, Saint Jerome, Saint John, Saint John the Apostle, Saint Jude, Saint Lawrence, Saint Louis, Saint Luke, Saint Mark, Saint Matthew, Saint Matthew the Apostle, Saint Nicholas, Saint Olaf, Saint Olav, Saint Paul, Saint Peter, Saint Peter the Apostle, Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint Thomas, Saint Thomas, Saint Thomas a Becket, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Saul, Saul of Tarsus, Simon, Simon Peter, Simon the Canaanite, Simon the Zealot, Simon Zelotes, St. Ambrose, St. Andrew, St. Anselm, St. Athanasius, St. Augustine, St. Baeda, St. Basil, St. Basil the Great, St. Beda, St. Bede, St. Benedict, St. Boniface, St. Bride, St. Bridget, St. Brigid, St. Bruno, St. Dominic, St. Edward the Confessor, St. Edward the Martyr, St. Francis, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Gregory I, St. Gregory of Nazianzen, St. Ignatius, St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Irenaeus, St. James, St. James the Apostle, St. Jerome, St. John, St. John Chrysostom, St. John the Apostle, St. John the Baptist, St. Jude, St. Lawrence, St. Leo I, St. Louis, St. Luke, St. Mark, St. Martin, St. Mary Magdalen, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Matthew, St. Matthew the Apostle, St. Nicholas, St. Olaf, St. Olav, St. Paul, St. Peter, St. Peter the Apostle, St. Simon, St. Thomas, St. Thomas, St. Thomas a Becket, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Vitus, Teresa of Avila, Thaddaeus, the Venerable Bede, Thomas, Thomas a Becket, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas the doubting Apostle, Vitus, Winfred, Wynfrith

Member meronymsainthood

2. saint (person) person of exceptional holiness

Synonymsangel, holy man, holy person

Broader (hypernym)good person

Narrower (hyponym)Buddha, fakeer, fakir, faqir, faquir

3. saint (person) model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal

Synonymsapotheosis, ideal, nonesuch, nonpareil, nonsuch, paragon

Broader (hypernym)model, role model

Narrower (hyponym)class act, crackerjack, humdinger, jimdandy, jimhickey

English verb: saint

1. saint (emotion) hold sacred


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fear, revere, reverence, venerate

2. saint (communication) declare (a dead person) to be a saint

SamplesAfter he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized.

Synonymscanonise, canonize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)adjudge, declare, hold

Domain categoryfaith, organized religion, religion

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