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ST

Real Estate.
1.
septic tank.

st

1.

-st1

1.
variant of -est1 :
first; least.

-st2

1.
variant of -est2 :
hadst; wouldst; dost.

St.

1.
2.
statute; statutes.
3.
4.

st.

1.
2.
3.
statute; statutes.
4.
stet.
5.
6.
stone (weight).
7.
8.

s.t.

1.
short ton.

Saint

1.
For entries beginning with this word, see also St., Ste.
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Examples from the web 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.
  • In addition, the aquatic sports are played in navy bay and the ST.
  • The premise of the series was to follow the adventures of buxom blonde angela ST.
  • This STatue occupies the central position in the haymarket beside ST.
  • Opposite the keep, on a prenorman site, was built the parish church, dedicated to ST.
  • They produce a hemolysin and an ST enterotoxin similar to that of etec.
  • Our information about him is derived principally from the work of ST.
British Dictionary definitions for ST

st1

abbreviation
1.
short ton

st2

abbreviation
1.
São Tomé and Principe

St

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

saint

/seɪnt; unstressed sənt/
noun
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.
(pl) (Bible) the collective body of those who are righteous in God's sight
verb
4.
(transitive) to canonize; recognize formally as a saint
Derived Forms
saintdom, noun
saintless, adjective
saintlike, adjective
Word Origin
C12: from Old French, from Latin sanctus holy, from sancīre to hallow

st.

abbreviation
1.
stanza
2.
statute
3.
(cricket) stumped by

-st

suffix
1.
a variant of -est2
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Word Origin and History for ST

saint

n.

early 12c., from Old French saint, seinte "a saint; a holy relic," displacing or altering Old English sanct, both from Latin sanctus "holy, consecrated" (used as a noun in Late Latin; also source of Spanish santo, santa, Italian san, etc.), properly past participle of sancire "consecrate" (see sacred). Adopted into most Germanic languages (cf. Old Frisian sankt, Dutch sint, German Sanct).

Originally an adjective prefixed to the name of a canonized person; by c.1300 it came to be regarded as a noun. Meaning "person of extraordinary holiness" is recorded from 1560s.

Saint, n. 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]



Perhaps you have imagined that this humility in the saints is a pious illusion at which God smiles. That is a most dangerous error. It is theoretically dangerous, because it makes you identify a virtue (i.e., a perfection) with an illusion (i.e., an imperfection), which must be nonsense. It is practically dangerous because it encourages a man to mistake his first insights into his own corruption for the first beginnings of a halo round his own silly head. No, depend upon it; when the saints say that they--even they--are vile, they are recording truth with scientific accuracy. [C.S. Lewis, "The Problem of Pain," 1940]
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 Italian 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.

v.

"to enroll (someone) among the saints," late 14c., from saint (n.). Related: Sainted; sainting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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ST in Culture

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.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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ST in Technology

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

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for ST

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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ST in the Bible

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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Encyclopedia Article for ST

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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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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