1. [ noun ] (religion,Christianity) a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
Related terms: deity patron_saint Mary_Magdalene Benedict Aquinas Andrew Matthew Bridget Edward Francis_of_Assisi crispin James Gregory ignatius leo_i luke Paul Peter Thomas anselm athanasius baeda ignatius_of_loyola david domingo_de_guzman edward_the_martyr John judas laurentius John_the_Baptist Becket louis_ix Augustine mark martin nicholas olaf_ii simon st_vitus ambrose basil apostle_of_germany bruno gregory_nazianzen eusebius_hieronymus john_chrysostom sainthood
2. [ noun ] (religion) person of exceptional holiness
Synonyms: holy_person angel holy_man
Related terms: good_person Buddha fakir consecrate
3. [ noun ] model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
Synonyms: ideal apotheosis nonpareil nonesuch nonsuch paragon
Related terms: model jimdandy humdinger class_act apotheosize
4. [ verb ] (religion) hold sacred
Synonyms: enshrine
Related terms: reverence
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 21927
6. [ verb ] (Roman Catholic) in the Catholic church; declare (a dead person) to be a saint
Synonyms: canonize canonise beatify

"After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"

Related terms: declare canon canonization
Similar spelling:   Sant