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Definitions of holy

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Holiest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. a sacred place of pilgrimage Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Holiness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Holily. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Pure; morally and spiritually perfect; sinless; preeminently good; pious; sacred; consecrated. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. 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.
  9. Morally pure; sacred. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Morally excellent; of highest spiritual purity; consecrated; hallowed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.

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Usage examples for holy

  1. O holy Nature, art thou still alive? – The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi by Giacomo Leopardi
  2. It was a wet afternoon in the week before Holy Week when she saw him again. – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
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