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 for saint
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Saint \Saint\ (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly
     p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to
     appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. Sacred,
     Sanctity, Sanctum, Sanctus.]
     1. A person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent
        for piety and virtue; any true Christian, as being
        redeemed and consecrated to God.
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              Them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to
              be saints.                            --1 Cor. i. 2.
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     2. One of the blessed in heaven.
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              Then shall thy saints, unmixed, and from the impure
              Far separate, circling thy holy mount,
              Unfeigned hallelujahs to thee sing.   --Milton.
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     3. (Eccl.) One canonized by the church. [Abbrev. St.]
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     Saint Andrew's cross.
        (a) A cross shaped like the letter X. See Illust. 4, under
            Cross.
        (b) (Bot.) A low North American shrub ({Ascyrum
            Crux-Andreae, the petals of which have the form of a
            Saint Andrew's cross. --Gray.
  
     Saint Anthony's cross, a T-shaped cross. See Illust. 6,
        under Cross.
  
     Saint Anthony's fire, the erysipelas; -- popularly so
        called because it was supposed to have been cured by the
        intercession of Saint Anthony.
  
     Saint Anthony's nut (Bot.), the groundnut ({Bunium
        flexuosum); -- so called because swine feed on it, and
        St. Anthony was once a swineherd. --Dr. Prior.
  
     Saint Anthony's turnip (Bot.), the bulbous crowfoot, a
        favorite food of swine. --Dr. Prior.
  
     Saint Barnaby's thistle (Bot.), a kind of knapweed
        ({Centaurea solstitialis) flowering on St. Barnabas's
        Day, June 11th. --Dr. Prior.
  
     Saint Bernard (Zool.), a breed of large, handsome dogs
        celebrated for strength and sagacity, formerly bred
        chiefly at the Hospice of St. Bernard in Switzerland, but
        now common in Europe and America. There are two races, the
        smooth-haired and the rough-haired. See Illust. under
        Dog.
  
     Saint Catharine's flower (Bot.), the plant love-in-a-mist.
        See under Love.
  
     Saint Cuthbert's beads (Paleon.), the fossil joints of
        crinoid stems.
  
     Saint Dabeoc's heath (Bot.), a heatherlike plant ({Daboecia
        polifolia), named from an Irish saint.
  
     Saint Distaff's Day. See under Distaff.
  
     Saint Elmo's fire, a luminous, flamelike appearance,
        sometimes seen in dark, tempestuous nights, at some
        prominent point on a ship, particularly at the masthead
        and the yardarms. It has also been observed on land, and
        is due to the discharge of electricity from elevated or
        pointed objects. A single flame is called a Helena, or a
        Corposant; a double, or twin, flame is called a Castor
        and Pollux, or a double Corposant. It takes its name
        from St. Elmo, the patron saint of sailors.
  
     Saint George's cross (Her.), a Greek cross gules upon a
        field argent, the field being represented by a narrow
        fimbriation in the ensign, or union jack, of Great
        Britain.
  
     Saint George's ensign, a red cross on a white field with a
        union jack in the upper corner next the mast. It is the
        distinguishing badge of ships of the royal navy of
        England; -- called also the white ensign. --Brande & C.
  
     Saint George's flag, a smaller flag resembling the ensign,
        but without the union jack; used as the sign of the
        presence and command of an admiral. [Eng.] --Brande & C.
  
     Saint Gobain glass (Chem.), a fine variety of soda-lime
        plate glass, so called from St. Gobain in France, where it
        was manufactured.
  
     Saint Ignatius's bean (Bot.), the seed of a tree of the
        Philippines ({Strychnos Ignatia), of properties similar
        to the nux vomica.
  
     Saint+James's+shell+(Zool.),+a+pecten+({Vola+Jacobaeus">Saint James's shell (Zool.), a pecten ({Vola Jacobaeus)
        worn by pilgrims to the Holy Land. See Illust. under
        Scallop.
  
     Saint James's-wort (Bot.), a kind of ragwort ({Senecio
        Jacobaea).
  
     Saint John's bread. (Bot.) See Carob.
  
     Saint John's-wort (Bot.), any plant of the genus
        Hypericum, most species of which have yellow flowers; --
        called also John's-wort.
  
     Saint Leger, the name of a race for three-year-old horses
        run annually in September at Doncaster, England; --
        instituted in 1776 by Col. St. Leger.
  
     Saint Martin's herb (Bot.), a small tropical American
        violaceous plant ({Sauvagesia erecta). It is very
        mucilaginous and is used in medicine.
  
     Saint Martin's summer, a season of mild, damp weather
        frequently prevailing during late autumn in England and
        the Mediterranean countries; -- so called from St.
        Martin's Festival, occurring on November 11. It
        corresponds to the Indian summer in America. --Shak.
        --Whittier.
  
     Saint Patrick's cross. See Illust. 4, under Cross.
  
     Saint Patrick's Day, the 17th of March, anniversary of the
        death (about 466) of St. Patrick, the apostle and patron
        saint of Ireland.
  
     Saint Peter's fish. (Zool.) See John Dory, under John.
        
  
     Saint Peter's-wort (Bot.), a name of several plants, as
        Hypericum Ascyron, Hypericum quadrangulum, Ascyrum
        stans, etc.
  
     Saint Peter's wreath (Bot.), a shrubby kind of Spiraea
        ({Spiraea hypericifolia), having long slender branches
        covered with clusters of small white blossoms in spring.
        
  
     Saint's bell. See Sanctus bell, under Sanctus.
  
     Saint Vitus's dance (Med.), chorea; -- so called from the
        supposed cures wrought on intercession to this saint.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Saint \Saint\ (s[=a]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sainted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Sainting.]
     To make a saint of; to enroll among the saints by an offical
     act, as of the pope; to canonize; to give the title or
     reputation of a saint to (some one).
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           A large hospital, erected by a shoemaker who has been
           beatified, though never sainted.         --Addison.
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     To saint it, to act as a saint, or with a show of piety.
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              Whether the charmer sinner it or saint it. --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Saint \Saint\, v. i.
     To act or live as a saint. [R.] --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  saint
      n 1: a person who has died and has been declared a saint by
           canonization
      2: person of exceptional holiness [syn: saint, holy man,
         holy person, angel]
      3: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no
         equal [syn: ideal, paragon, nonpareil, saint,
         apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuch]
      v 1: hold sacred [syn: enshrine, saint]
      2: declare (a dead person) to be a saint; "After he was shown to
         have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized" [syn:
         canonize, canonise, saint]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  112 Moby Thesaurus words for "saint":
     Ambrose of Milan, Athanasius, Barnabas, Basil, Christian,
     Clement of Alexandria, Clement of Rome, Cyprian of Carthage,
     Cyril of Jerusalem, God-fearing man, Gregory of Nyssa, Hermas,
     Ignatius, Irenaeus, Jerome, John, John Chrysostom, Justin Martyr,
     Lactantius Firmianus, Luke, Mark, Origen, Papias, Paul, Peter,
     Polycarp, Tertullian, accepter, aggrandize, angel, angel of light,
     angel of love, ante-Nicene Fathers, apostle, apotheose,
     apotheosize, archangel, beatified soul, beatify, believer, bless,
     canonize, canonized mortal, catechumen, celestial, cherub,
     cherubim, churchgoer, churchite, churchman, cleanse, communicant,
     consecrate, convert, crown, daily communicant, dedicate, deify,
     devote, devotee, devotionalist, disciple, elevate, ennoble,
     enshrine, enthrone, evangelist, exalt, fanatic, follower, frock,
     glamorize, glorify, good Christian, great soul, guru, hallow,
     heavenly being, holy man, immortalize, lionize, magnify, mahatma,
     make legendary, martyr, messenger of God, neophyte, ordain,
     patron saint, pietist, principality, proselyte, purify, raise,
     receiver, recording angel, religionist, rishi, sanctify,
     saved soul, seraph, seraphim, set apart, set up, soul in glory,
     starets, theist, throne, truster, uplift, votary, zealot
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  SAINT
  
     1.  Symbolic Automatic INTegrator.
  
     2.  Security Administrator's
     Integrated Network Tool.
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Saint
     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.
     

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  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."
  

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