Definitions for: Hallow

[v] render holy by means of religious rites

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: bless, consecrate, sanctify

Antonyms: deconsecrate, desecrate

See Also: declare, reconsecrate

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