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Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society.
Anita Brookner

Meaning of "saint" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SAINT

From Old French, from Latin sanctus holy, from sancīre to hallow.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SAINT

saint  [seɪnt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SAINT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Saint is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb saint in English.

WHAT DOES SAINT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

saint

Saint

A saint is one who has been recognized for having an exceptional degree of holiness. While the English term "saint" originated in Christianity, historians of religion now use the term "in a more general way to refer to the state of special holiness that many religions attribute to certain people," with the Jewish Tzadik, the Islamic Mu'min, the Hindu rishi or guru, and the Buddhist arhat or bodhisattva also referred to as saints. Depending on the religion, saints are recognized either through official church recognition or by popular acclaim. In Christianity, "saint" has a wide variety of meanings, depending on its usage and the denomination. The original Christian usage referred to any believer who is "in Christ" and in whom Christ dwells, whether in heaven or in earth. In Orthodox and Catholic teachings, all Christians in heaven are considered to be saints, but some are considered to be worthy of higher honor, emulation, or veneration, with official church recognition given to some saints through canonization or glorification.

Definition of saint in the English dictionary

The first definition of saint in the dictionary is a person who after death is formally recognized by a Christian Church, esp the Roman Catholic Church, as having attained, through holy deeds or behaviour, a specially exalted place in heaven and the right to veneration. Other definition of saint is a person of exceptional holiness or goodness. Saint is also the collective body of those who are righteous in God's sight.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SAINT

PRESENT

Present
I saint
you saint
he/she/it saints
we saint
you saint
they saint
Present continuous
I am sainting
you are sainting
he/she/it is sainting
we are sainting
you are sainting
they are sainting
Present perfect
I have sainted
you have sainted
he/she/it has sainted
we have sainted
you have sainted
they have sainted
Present perfect continuous
I have been sainting
you have been sainting
he/she/it has been sainting
we have been sainting
you have been sainting
they have been sainting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I sainted
you sainted
he/she/it sainted
we sainted
you sainted
they sainted
Past continuous
I was sainting
you were sainting
he/she/it was sainting
we were sainting
you were sainting
they were sainting
Past perfect
I had sainted
you had sainted
he/she/it had sainted
we had sainted
you had sainted
they had sainted
Past perfect continuous
I had been sainting
you had been sainting
he/she/it had been sainting
we had been sainting
you had been sainting
they had been sainting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will saint
you will saint
he/she/it will saint
we will saint
you will saint
they will saint
Future continuous
I will be sainting
you will be sainting
he/she/it will be sainting
we will be sainting
you will be sainting
they will be sainting
Future perfect
I will have sainted
you will have sainted
he/she/it will have sainted
we will have sainted
you will have sainted
they will have sainted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been sainting
you will have been sainting
he/she/it will have been sainting
we will have been sainting
you will have been sainting
they will have been sainting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would saint
you would saint
he/she/it would saint
we would saint
you would saint
they would saint
Conditional continuous
I would be sainting
you would be sainting
he/she/it would be sainting
we would be sainting
you would be sainting
they would be sainting
Conditional perfect
I would have saint
you would have saint
he/she/it would have saint
we would have saint
you would have saint
they would have saint
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been sainting
you would have been sainting
he/she/it would have been sainting
we would have been sainting
you would have been sainting
they would have been sainting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you saint
we let´s saint
you saint
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to saint
Past participle
sainted
Present Participle
sainting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SAINT


acquaint
əˈkweɪnt
ain´t
eɪnt
complaint
kəmˈpleɪnt
constraint
kənˈstreɪnt
distraint
dɪˈstreɪnt
faint
feɪnt
feint
feɪnt
greasepaint
ˈɡriːsˌpeɪnt
hain´t
heɪnt
paint
peɪnt
plaint
pleɪnt
quaint
kweɪnt
reacquaint
ˌriːəˈkweɪnt
repaint
riːˈpeɪnt
restraint
rɪˈstreɪnt
straint
streɪnt
taint
teɪnt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SAINT

sailor
sailor hat
sailor suit
sailor´s choice
sailor´s-choice
sailoring
sailorless
sailorlike
sailorly
sailplane
sailplaner
sailplaning
sailroom
saimin
saimiri
sain
saine
sainfoin

WORDS THAT END LIKE SAINT

attaint
bepaint
child restraint
daint
emulsion paint
enamel paint
finger paint
gloss paint
head restraint
Latter-day Saint
lead paint
liver complaint
oil-based paint
oil paint
patron saint
poster paint
self-restraint
spray paint
war paint
water paint

Synonyms and antonyms of saint in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «saint» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SAINT

Find out the translation of saint to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of saint from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «saint» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

圣人
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

santo
570 millions of speakers

English

saint
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قِدِّيس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

святой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

santo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাধু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

saint
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Saint
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Heiliger
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

聖人
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

성인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Saint
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vị thánh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துறவி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aziz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

santo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

święty
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

святий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sfânt
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άγιος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

heilige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

helgon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

helgen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of saint

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SAINT»

The term «saint» is very widely used and occupies the 28 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SAINT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about saint

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10 QUOTES WITH «SAINT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word saint.
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Ralph Abernathy
I wanted to show that Martin Luther King was simply a human being, not a god, not a saint.
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Minna Antrim
The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.
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Georges Bataille
The anguish of the neurotic individual is the same as that of the saint. The neurotic, the saint are engaged in the same battle. Their blood flows from similar wounds. But the first one gasps and the other one gives.
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John Battelle
Bill Gates has become the patron saint of philanthropy and the poster child of rebirth, and from what I can tell, rightly so.
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Aphra Behn
There is no sinner like a young saint.
6
Marisa Berenson
My ultimate goal is to become a saint.
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Poppy Z. Brite
I like visiting people's homes on saint Joseph's Day, when people set up altars, serve food as a tribute to the saint, and invite the public - I enjoy that much more than Mardi Gras.
8
Anita Brookner
Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society.
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Oswald Chambers
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
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Edwin Hubbel Chapin
The creed of a true saint is to make the best of life, and to make the most of it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SAINT»

Discover the use of saint in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to saint and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Saint: A Paradise Novel
When, after being kidnapped, his memory is erased by intense training and torture, assassin Carl, who is gifted with telekinetic abilities, is given a new set of memories that transform him into a killer with an extraordinary mission.
Ted Dekker, 2008
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Saint
When a scientist discovers that human knowledge and memories can be absorbed on a molecular level, the Pope loans the remains of Saint Peter for DNA research, but the resurrected Peter has escaped and is being stalked by an unknown assassin ...
Mark Bailey, 1997
3
Saint Louis Armstrong Beach
A boy, a dog, and New Orleans' most famous hurricane Saint is a boy with confidence as big as his name is long.
Brenda Woods, 2011
4
End of the Spear
Presents the account of a successful businessman in the United States who returned to the jungles of Ecuador to help the tribe who killed his father, revealing the difficult choices he confronted and the long-buried secrets surrounding his ...
Steve Saint, 2010
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The Kongolese Saint Anthony: Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita and the ...
This book tells the story of the Christian religious movement led by Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita in the Kingdom of Kongo from 1704 until her death, by burning at the stake, in 1706.
John Thornton, 1998
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Saint
"Publisher Note: Saint has been previously published. The book has been substantially expanded and revised from its original release."
T. L. Gray, 2008
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Saint Foucault: Towards a Gay Hagiography
Offering a rebuke to recent criticism of Foucault, this text is a defence of the late French philosopher and historian.
David M. Halperin, 1997
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Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue
Fascinated by the story of Joan of Arc, but unhappy with the way she had traditionally been depicted, Shaw wanted to remove 'the whitewash which disfigures her beyond recognition'.
Bernard Shaw, Dan H. Laurence, 2001
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Saint Joan of Arc: Born, January 6th, 1412, Burned as a ...
In a clever, brisk voice, Vita Sackville-West tells the triumphant story of a French peasant girl raised in a country torn apart by the Hundred Years' War who rose from poverty to military greatness.
Vita Sackville-West, Victoria Sackville-West, 2001
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Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism
This book revisits and revises some of the most basic concepts of time in the Judeo-Christian tradition, drawing on St. Paul's writings to rethink a new kind of radical faith in truth as an event, as the advent of the incalculable, a ...
Alain Badiou, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SAINT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term saint is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pittsburgh Steelers celebrate 50th year at Saint Vincent College
Saint Vincent College has, in many ways, tied a half-century of Steelers generations together. The team on Sunday celebrated 50 years of camp at the small ... «NFL.com, Jul 15»
2
Saint Laurent Spring 2016 Menswear
In the gloom of backstage and beyond the restless human static of besuited security giants, street-cast gamines, and Lenny Kravitz, Saint Laurent's creative ... «Style.com, Jun 15»
3
Saint Laurent Cruise Ship Hits Lock Wall in New York
The Saint Laurent, a small cruise ship in its inaugural season for Haimark Line, struck a wall in a lock on the Saint Lawrence Seaway in New York at about 9:15 ... «TravelPulse, Jun 15»
4
Alibaba is being sued over counterfeit sales of Gucci and Saint
Luxury group Kering, parent company to numerous global fashion brands including Gucci, Saint Laurent, and Bottega Veneta, is suing Alibaba. It's accusing the ... «Quartz, May 15»
5
Paris Saint-Germain win Ligue 1 title with 2-1 victory away at …
Paris Saint-Germain have been crowned champions of France for the third season in a row, following their 2-1 victory away at Montepellier. They needed just a ... «mirror.co.uk, May 15»
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Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain, Champions League: live
Clive T has picked up a nasty dose of "that's better" from Andy Townsend. It is being applied to Paris Saint Germain - or Pagination, as I like to call them - making ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»
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3 things we learned from Barcelona's 3-1 win over Paris Saint
Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League dreams may be at an end just one leg in to their quarterfinal tie with Barcelona after losing 3-1 at home. They never ... «SB Nation, Apr 15»
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PSG 4-1 Saint Etienne: Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat-trick takes him past …
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat trick as Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Saint-Etienne 4-1 to reach the French Cup final on Wednesday. Ibrahimovic took his PSG ... «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
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Paris Saint-Germain beat Marseille 3-2 in a Classique for the …
It was both epic and dramatic. In other words, this matchup between Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain was a classic Classique, and one which should go ... «ESPN FC, Apr 15»
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10000 people in Le Mont-Saint-Michel enjoy 'super moon effect'
“Mont Saint-Michel is completely surrounded by the sea,” explained one local man, adding, “I was born in this region and I've never seen this. This has been the ... «euronews, Mar 15»

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