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  1. saint

    • IPA[sānt]

    美式

    • n.
      a person acknowledged as holy or virtuous and typically regarded as being in heaven after death;(in the Catholic and Orthodox Churches) a person formally recognized or canonized by the Church after death, who may be the object of veneration and prayers for intercession
    • v.
      formally recognize as a saint; canonize
    • noun: saint, plural noun: saints

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a person acknowledged as holy or virtuous and typically regarded as being in heaven after death a place dedicated to a seventh-century saint figures of apostles and saints
    • (in the Catholic and Orthodox Churches) a person formally recognized or canonized by the Church after death, who may be the object of veneration and prayers for intercession Innocent III stressed that only the Pope had the authority to declare a saint
    • used in titles of religious saints the epistles of Saint Paul St. John's Church
    • a member or follower of the Latter-day Saints movement; a Mormon Smith began to cast around for uninhabited territories where the Saints might build their Kingdom
    • (in or alluding to biblical use) a Christian believer the poor saints which are at Jerusalem
    • 2. informal a very virtuous, kind, or patient person she's a saint to go on living with that man

    動詞

    • 1. formally recognize as a saint; canonize the sandy shores of the River Nid, where Holy Olaf's bones were laid to rest before he had been sainted