Saint - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |seɪnt|  American pronunciation of the word saint
Brit.  |seɪnt|  British pronunciation of the word saint

noun

- a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
- person of exceptional holiness (syn: angel)
- model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal (syn: apotheosis, ideal, nonesuch, nonpareil, nonsuch, paragon)

verb

- hold sacred (syn: enshrine)
- declare (a dead person) to be a saint (syn: canonize)

Examples

He was declared a saint in the fifth century.

The salesperson was a saint for putting up with them.

Saint Patrick

His wife must have been a saint to put up with him for all those years.

...you'll need the patience of a saint and the cerebrum of a rocket scientist to figure out the solution to this brainteaser...

...a saint who is often held up as a model of chastity...

...a naturalistic depiction of Saint Peter that shows him as a humble fisherman and without the traditional halo...

They erected a shrine to the saint.

She is venerated as a saint.

...the white marble sculpture of the saint in the throes of divine ecstasy is strikingly offset by a gilt aureole...

Unfortunately the public conflated fiction with reality and made her into a saint.

Saint Genevieve is the saviour of Paris.

This silly chatter would vex a saint.

Now Saint Peter at Heaven's wicket seems to wait them with his keys.

You need the patience of a saint for this job.

Word forms

noun
singular: saint
plural: saints
See also:  WebsterWiktionaryLongman