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Meaning of HALLOW

Pronunciation:  hu'low

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  render holy by means of religious rites

HALLOW is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: bless, consecrate, sanctify
 Antonyms: deconsecrate, desecrate
 See Also: declare, reconsecrate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hal"low\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hallowed}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Hallowing}.] [OE. halowen, halwien, halgien, AS.
h[=a]lgian, fr. h[=a]lig holy. See {Holy}.]
To make holy; to set apart for holy or religious use; to
consecrate; to treat or keep as sacred; to reverence.
``Hallowed be thy name.'' --Matt. vi. 9.

      Hallow the Sabbath day, to do no work therein. --Jer.
                                               xvii. 24.

      His secret altar touched with hallowed fire. --Milton.

      In a larger sense . . . we can not hallow this ground
      [Gettysburg].                            --A. Lincoln.

Easton Bible Dictionary

to render sacred, to consecrate (Ex. 28:38; 29:1). This word is from the Saxon, and properly means "to make holy." The name of God is "hallowed", i.e., is reverenced as holy (Matt. 6:9).

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