follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

hallowed

[hal-ohd; in liturgical use often hal-oh-id] /ˈhæl oʊd; in liturgical use often ˈhæl oʊ ɪd/
adjective
1.
regarded as holy; venerated; sacred:
Hallowed be Thy name; the hallowed saints; our hallowed political institutions.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English halwed; Old English (ge)halgod; see hallow1 + -ed2
Related forms
hallowedly, adverb
hallowedness, noun
Synonyms
blessed. See holy.
Antonyms
desecrated.

hallow1

[hal-oh] /ˈhæl oʊ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to make holy; sanctify; consecrate.
2.
to honor as holy; consider sacred; venerate:
to hallow a battlefield.
Origin
before 900; Middle English hal(o)wen, Old English hālgian (cognate with German heiligen, Old Norse helga), derivative of hālig holy
Related forms
hallower, noun

hallow2

[huh-loh] /həˈloʊ/
interjection, noun, verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for hall owed

hallow

/ˈhæləʊ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to consecrate or set apart as being holy
2.
to venerate as being holy
Derived Forms
hallower, noun
Word Origin
Old English hālgian, from hāligholy

hallowed

/ˈhæləʊd; liturgical ˈhæləʊɪd/
adjective
1.
set apart as sacred
2.
consecrated or holy
Derived Forms
hallowedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for hall owed
hallow
O.E. halgian "to make holy, to honor as holy," related to halig "holy," from P.Gmc. *khailig (cf. O.S. helagon, M.Du. heligen, O.N. helga; see health). Used in Christian translations to render L. sanctificare.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
hall owed in the Bible

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).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for hallowed

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for hall

7
8
Scrabble Words With Friends