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st

-st

1
variant of -est1: first; least.

-st

2
variant of -est2: hadst; wouldst; dost.

St.

2.
statute; statutes.

st.

3.
statute; statutes.
4.
6.
stone (weight).

s.t.

short ton.

Saint

For entries beginning with this word, see also St., Ste.
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saint (seɪnt, (unstressed) sənt)
 
n
1.  a person who after death is formally recognized by a Christian Church, esp the Roman Catholic Church, as having attained, through holy deeds or behaviour, a specially exalted place in heaven and the right to veneration
2.  a person of exceptional holiness or goodness
3.  (plural) Bible the collective body of those who are righteous in God's sight
 
vb
4.  (tr) to canonize; recognize formally as a saint
 
[C12: from Old French, from Latin sanctus holy, from sancīre to hallow]
 
'saintdom
 
n
 
'saintless
 
adj
 
'saintlike
 
adj

st1
 
abbreviation for
short ton

st2
 
the internet domain name for
São Tomé and Principe

St
 
abbreviation for
1.  Saint (all entries that are usually preceded by St are in this dictionary listed alphabetically under Saint)
2.  statute
3.  strait
4.  street

st.
 
abbreviation for
1.  stanza
2.  statute
3.  cricket stumped by

-st
 
suffix
a variant of -est

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Word Origin & History

saint
early 12c., from O.Fr. seinte, altering O.E. sanct, both from L. sanctus "holy, consecrated" (used as a noun in L.L.), prop. pp. of sancire "consecrate" (see sacred). Adopted into most Gmc. languages (cf. O.Fris. sankt, Du. sint, Ger. Sanct). Originally an adj. prefixed to
the name of a canonized person; by c.1300 it came to be regarded as a noun.
"Saint - A dead sinner revised and edited. The Duchess of Orleans relates that the irreverent old calumniator, Marshal Villeroi, who in his youth had known St. Francis de Sales, said, on hearing him called saint: 'I am delighted to hear that Monsieur de Sales is a saint. He was fond of saying indelicate things, and used to cheat at cards. In other respects he was a perfect gentleman, though a fool.' " [Ambrose Bierce, "Devil's Dictionary," 1911]
Meaning "person of extraordinary holiness" is recorded from 1563. The verb meaning "to enroll (someone) among the saints" is attested from late 14c. Applied widely to living things, diseases, objects and phenomena, e.g. Saint Bernard, the breed of mastiff dogs (1839), so called because they were used by the monks of the hospice of the pass of St. Bernard (between Italy and Switzerland) to rescue snowbound travelers; St. Elmo's Fire "corposant" (1560s) is from It. fuoco di Sant'Elmo, named for the patron saint of Mediterranean sailors, a corruption of the name of St. Erasmus, an Italian bishop martyred in 303.
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Cultural Dictionary

saint definition


In Christianity, a holy person, living or dead; a person who has been saved (see salvation). Saint is the French word for “holy.” Many churches reserve the title of saint for persons who have died faithful to their Christian commitment. The Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church require certain procedures before people can be officially named saints; this procedure is called canonization.

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Computing Dictionary

st definition

networking
The country code for Sao Tome and Principe.
(1999-01-27)

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
st
Sesotho
ST
  1. speech therapy

  2. standard time

  3. stratosphere-troposphere

st.
  1. stanza

  2. state

  3. statute

  4. stet

  5. stitch

  6. stone

  7. strophe

St.
  1. saint

  2. state

  3. strait

  4. street

s.t.
short ton
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Bible Dictionary

Saint definition


one separated from the world and consecrated to God; one holy by profession and by covenant; a believer in Christ (Ps. 16:3; Rom. 1:7; 8:27; Phil. 1:1; Heb. 6:10). The "saints" spoken of in Jude 1:14 are probably not the disciples of Christ, but the "innumerable company of angels" (Heb. 12:22; Ps. 68:17), with reference to Deut. 33:2. This word is also used of the holy dead (Matt. 27:52; Rev. 18:24). It was not used as a distinctive title of the apostles and evangelists and of a "spiritual nobility" till the fourth century. In that sense it is not a scriptural title.

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st

British unit of weight for dry products generally equivalent to 14 pounds avoirdupois (6.35 kg), though it varied from 4 to 32 pounds (1.814 to 14.515 kg) for various items over time. Originally any good-sized rock chosen as a local standard, the stone came to be widely used as a unit of weight in trade, its value fluctuating with the commodity and region. In the 14th century England's exportation of raw wool to Florence necessitated a fixed standard. In 1389 a royal statute fixed the stone of wool at 14 pounds and the sack of wool at 26 stones. Trade stones of variant weights persist, such as the glass stone of 5 pounds. The stone is still commonly used in Britain to designate the weights of people and large animals

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Example sentences for st
The senior cardinal deacon then announces from a balcony over st.
These groups are in addition to the musicians employed by st.
Regardless, there is evidence that an incident took place in st.
She was much celebrated by the fanatical balletomanes of tsarist st.
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