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Definitions of holy

  1. belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a sacred place of pilgrimage Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Set apart to the service or worship of God; hallowed; sacred; reserved from profane or common use; holy vessels; a holy priesthood. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Spiritually whole or sound; of unimpaired innocence and virtue; free from sinful affections; pure in heart; godly; pious; irreproachable; guiltless; acceptable to God. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Pure; morally and spiritually perfect; sinless; preeminently good; pious; sacred; consecrated. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Holily. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Holier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Holiest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Perfect in a moral sense: pure in heart: religious: set apart to a sacred use. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Holiness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Morally pure; sacred. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Morally excellent; of highest spiritual purity; consecrated; hallowed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Pure in heart; free from sin; set apart to a sacred use; sacred. Holy of holies, the innermost apartment of the Jewish tabernacle or temple, where the ark was kept. Holy Ghost, or Holy Spirit, the Divine Spirit, the third person in the Trinity. Holy Thursday, the day on which the Ascension is commemorated. Holy-water, in the Rom. Cath. church, water which has been consecrated by the priest to sprinkle with. Holy-week, the week before Easter, in which the Passion is commemorated. Holy Writ, the sacred Scriptures. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Good; pious; free from sin and sinful affections; sacred; perfect in a moral sense; consecrated to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. h[=o]'li, adj. perfect in a moral sense: pure in heart: religious: set apart to a sacred use.--adv. H[=O]'LILY, in a holy manner: piously.--n. H[=O]'LINESS, state of being holy: religious goodness: sanctity: a title of the pope.--adj. H[=O]'LY-CRU'EL (Shak.), cruel through excess of holiness.--ns. H[=O]'LY-DAY, a formal spelling of holiday (q.v.); H[=O]'LY-OFF'ICE, the Inquisition; H[=O]'LY-ROOD, the holy cross in R.C. churches over the entrance to the chancel; H[=O]'LYSTONE, a sandstone used by seamen for cleansing the decks, said to be named from cleaning the decks for Sunday.--v.t. to scrub with a holystone.--ns. H[=O]'LY-THURS'DAY, the day on which the ascension of our Saviour is commemorated, ten days before Whitsuntide; H[=O]'LY-WA'TER, water blessed by the priest or bishop for certain religious uses; H[=O]'LY-WEEK, the week before Easter, kept holy to commemorate our Lord's passion; H[=O]'LY-WRIT, the holy writings: the Scriptures.--HOLY ALLIANCE, a league formed after the fall of Napoleon (1815) by the sovereigns of Austria Russia, and Prussia, professedly to regulate all national and international relations in accordance with the principles of Christian charity; HOLY CITY, Jerusalem: also specially applied to Rome, Mecca, Benares, Allahabad, &c.; HOLY COAT, the seamless coat of Jesus, claimed to be kept at Trèves; HOLY COMMUNION (see COMMUNION); HOLY FAMILY, the infant Saviour with Joseph, Mary, &c.; HOLY GHOST, SPIRIT, the third person of the Trinity, proceeding from the Father and the Son; HOLY GRAIL (see GRAIL); HOLY GRASS, a sweet-smelling grass about a foot high, with a brownish glossy lax panicle--sometimes strewed on the floors of churches on festival days, whence its name; HOLY LAND, Palestine; HOLY OF HOLIES, THE MOST HOLY PLACE, the inner chamber of the Jewish tabernacle, which the high-priest alone might enter, and but once a year; HOLY ONE, God: Christ: the one who is holy, by way of emphasis: one separated to the service of God; HOLY ORDERS, ordination to the rank of minister in holy things: the Christian ministry; HOLY PLACES, scenes of the Saviour's life, the sepulchre, &c.; HOLY QUEST, the search for the Holy grail; HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE, the official denomination of the German Empire from 962 down to 1806, when Francis II. of Hapsburg resigned the imperial title; HOLY WAR, a name impiously given to a war for the extirpation of heresy, as that against the Albigenses, &c.: one of the Crusades. [A.S. hálig, lit. whole, perfect, healthy--hál, sound, whole; conn. with hail, heal, whole.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Consecrated, sacred; morally& spiritually perfect; belonging to, commissioned by, devoted to, God; of high moral excellence; (n.)h. of hh., inner chamber of sanctuary in Jewish temple, separated by veil from h. place or outer chamber, (fig.) innermost shrine; h. cross (of Christ); H. CITY; H. Cross day, festival of Exaltation of the Cross, Sep. 14; h.- day, religious festival; H. FAMILY; H. Ghost, Spirit, third person of the Godhead; H. GRAIL; H.Land, W. Palestine, esp. Judaea; H. OFFICE; h. ORDERS; H. ROMAN Empire; H. Thursday, (prop.) Ascension Day, (pop.) Thursday in H. Week; H. Saturday (in H. Week); h.water, water dedicated to h. uses, or blessed by a priest; H. Week (before Easter Sunday); H. Writ, h. writings collectively, esp. the Bible. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. Good, pious, religious; hallowed, consecrated to divine use ; pure, immaculate; sacred. Complete Dictionary

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