KJV Dictionary Definition: saint


SAINT, n. L. sanctus.

1. A person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue. It is particularly applied to the apostles and other holy persons mentioned in Scripture. A hypocrite may imitate a saint. Ps. 16.

2. One of the blessed in heaven. Rev. 18.

3. The holy angels are called saint. Deut. 33. Jude 14.

4. One canonized by the church of Rome.

SAINT, v.t. To number or enroll among saints by an official act of the pope; to canonize.

Over against the church stands a large hospital, erected by a shoemaker who has been beautified, though never sainted.

SAINT, v.i. To act with a show of piety.



1. Canonized; enrolled among the saints.

2. a. Holy; pious; as, thy father was a most sainted king.

3. Sacred; as the gods on sainted hills.