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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. render holy by means of religious rites;
[syn: consecrate, bless, hallow, sanctify]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hallow \Hal"low\ (h[a^]l"l[-o]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hallowed(-l[-o]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Hallowing.] [OE. halowen, halwien, halgien, AS. h[=a]lgian, fr. h[=a]lig holy. See Holy.] To make holy; to set apart for holy or religious use; to consecrate; to treat or keep as sacred; to reverence. "Hallowed be thy name." --Matt. vi. 9. [1913 Webster] Hallow the Sabbath day, to do no work therein. --Jer. xvii. 24. [1913 Webster] His secret altar touched with hallowed fire. --Milton. [1913 Webster] In a larger sense . . . we can not hallow this ground [Gettysburg]. --A. Lincoln. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hallow v 1: render holy by means of religious rites [syn: consecrate, bless, hallow, sanctify] [ant: deconsecrate, desecrate, unhallow]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "hallow": beat the drum, beatify, bless, blow the trumpet, canonize, celebrate, cleanse, commemorate, consecrate, dedicate, devote, dress ship, enshrine, exalt, fire a salute, glorify, hold jubilee, honor, jubilate, jubilize, keep, maffick, make merry, mark, memorialize, observe, purify, respect, revere, reverence, saint, sanctify, set apart, signalize, solemnize, solemnly mark, sound a fanfare, venerate, worship
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Hallow to render sacred, to consecrate (Ex. 28:38; 29:1). This word is from the Saxon, and properly means "to make holy." The name of God is "hallowed", i.e., is reverenced as holy (Matt. 6:9).