Meaning and Origin
What does the name Saint mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
- A person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue; any true Christian, as being redeemed and consecrated to God."Them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints." [1 Cor. i. 2.]
- One of the blessed in heaven."Then shall thy saints, unmixed, and from the impure Far separate, circling thy holy mount, Unfeigned hallelujahs to thee sing." [Milton.]
- [Eccl] One canonized by the church. Alt. spell.:
Etymology: F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. Sacred Sanctity Sanctum Sanctus
- Model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
- Person of exceptional holiness
- A person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
- Declare (a dead person) to be a saint
- Hold sacred
- A title given to a saint, often prefixed to the person's name.
- " Stephen was the first martyr."
- (sports) someone connected with any of the sports teams known as the Saints, as a fan, player, coach etc.
- (Britain, rail transport) Saint class, a class of steam locomotives used on the GWR.