holy

  • 1 Holy — Ho ly, a. [Compar. {Holier}; superl. {Holiest}.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See {Whole},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 holy — holy, sacred, divine, spiritual, religious, blessed are comparable chiefly as epithets applied to persons or things associated with religion or worship and therefore either regarded with special reverence or veneration or thought of as having a… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 holy — (adj.) O.E. halig holy, consecrated, sacred, godly, from P.Gmc. *hailaga (Cf. O.N. heilagr, O.Fris. helich holy, O.S. helag, M.Du. helich, O.H.G. heilag, Ger. heilig, Goth. hailags holy ). Adopted at conversion for L. sanctus. Primary (pre …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 Holy — bzw. Holý ist der Familienname folgender Personen: František Ondřej Holý (1747–1783), böhmischer Komponist, siehe Franz Andreas Holly Gerhard von Holy (1687–1736), deutscher Orgelbauer Jiří Holý (1922–2009), tschechischer Schauspieler Prokop Holý …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 5 holy — [hō′lē] adj. holier, holiest [ME holie < OE halig (akin to Ger heilig) < base of OE hal, sound, happy, WHOLE: first used in OE as transl. of L sacer, sanctus, in the Vulg.] [often H ] 1. dedicated to religious use; belonging to or coming… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Holy — студийный альбом U.D.O …

    Википедия

  • 7 Holy — (engl., spr. hōli), heilig; Holiday (ursprünglich Holyday, spr. hollidē), Feier oder Festtag, Holidays, soviel wie Ferien …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 Holy — (engl.), heilig, häufig in Zusammensetzungen …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 holy — index infrangible, sacrosanct, solemn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 holy — [adj] religious, sacred angelic, believing, blessed, chaste, clean, consecrated, dedicated, devoted, devotional, devout, divine, faithful, faultless, glorified, god fearing, godlike, godly, good, hallowed, humble, immaculate, innocent, just,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 holy — ► ADJECTIVE (holier, holiest) 1) dedicated to God or a religious purpose. 2) morally and spiritually excellent and to be revered. ORIGIN Old English, related to WHOLE(Cf. ↑wholeness) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 holy — adj. (holier, holiest) 1 morally and spiritually excellent or perfect, and to be revered. 2 belonging to, devoted to, or empowered by, God. 3 consecrated, sacred. 4 used in trivial exclamations (holy cow!; holy mackerel!; holy Moses!; holy… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 holy — /hoh lee/, adj., holier, holiest, n., pl. holies. adj. 1. specially recognized as or declared sacred by religious use or authority; consecrated: holy ground. 2. dedicated or devoted to the service of God, the church, or religion: a holy man. 3.… …

    Universalium

  • 14 holy — 01. Jerusalem is considered a [holy] city by Jews, Muslims and Christians alike. 02. The site of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is considered [holy] ground to the believers of Islam. 03. The Syrians are calling for a jihad, or [holy] war on… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 holy — adjective (holier; est) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hālig; akin to Old English hāl whole more at whole Date: before 12th century 1. exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness 2. divine <… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 holy — ho•ly [[t]ˈhoʊ li[/t]] adj. li•er, li•est 1) rel recognized as or declared sacred by religious use or authority; consecrated: holy ground[/ex] 2) rel dedicated or devoted to the service of God, the church, or religion 3) rel saintly; pious;… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 holy —   Hemolele, ho āno, kapu, la a, la ahia, ihi ihi, Kaneka, Saneta.    ♦ Holy one, mea la a.    ♦ Holy day, lā ho āno.    ♦ Holy Week, Hepekoma Hemolele.    ♦ Holy water, wai ho āno.    ♦ To make holy, ho ohemolele.    ♦ Holy, Holy, Holy (Hoik.… …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 18 holy — [[t]ho͟ʊli[/t]] ♦♦♦ holier, holiest 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe something as holy, you mean that it is considered to be special because it is connected with God or a particular religion. To them, as to all Tibetans, this is a holy… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 holy — adjective 1 connected with God and religion; sacred: the holy city of Benares | anointed with holy water 2 very religious: a holy man 3 holy cow/cats/shit/mackerel etc spoken especially AmE used to express surprise, admiration, or fear 4 a holy… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 holy */*/ — UK [ˈhəʊlɪ] / US [ˈhoʊlɪ] adjective Word forms holy : adjective holy comparative holier superlative holiest 1) important in a religion, or used in worship the holy book of the Sikhs a guided tour of the holy city of Jerusalem 2) respected for… …

    English dictionary