- set apart as sacred
- consecrated or holy
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- regarded as holy;
sacred:Hallowed be Thy name; the hallowed saints;
our hallowed political institutions.
Middle English halwed;
Old English ( ge)halgod;
seehallow1 + -ed2
blessed. See holy. desecrated.
- to make or honor as holy;
consecrate:to hallow the name of the Lord.
- to make holy;
- to honor as holy;
venerate:to hallow a battlefield.
- Middle English hal(o)wen, Old English hālgian (cognate with German heiligen, Old Norse helga), derivative of hālig holy bef. 900
hal•low2 (hə lō′),
interj., n., v.i., v.t.