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Holy

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holy oil
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NF "el"
holy water
N

holy-water basin
N

holy-water basin
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Espíritu Santo
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Holy Spirit
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to sprinkle with holy water
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to be a holy terror
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most holy
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English Definitions

holy
N
a sacred place of pilgrimage
holy
belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power
Holy City
N
phrases used to refer to Heaven
holy clover
N
Eurasian perennial herb having pale pink flowers and curved pods; naturalized in Britain and North America grasslands on calcareous soils; important forage crop and source of honey in Britain
N
the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist
holy day
N
a day specified for religious observance
holy day of obligation
N
a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion
N
a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
Holy Father
N
the head of the Roman Catholic Church
Holy Ghost
N
the third person in the Trinity; Jesus promised the Apostles that he would send the Holy Spirit after his Crucifixion and Resurrection; it came on Pentecost
Holy Grail
N
(legend) chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper
N
December 28, commemorating Herod's slaughter of the children of Bethlehem
Holy Joe
N
a chaplain in one of the military services
Holy Land
N
an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism
holy man
N
person of exceptional holiness
holy of holies
N
(figurative) something regarded as sacred or inviolable
holy of holies
N
(Judaism) sanctuary comprised of the innermost chamber of the Tabernacle in the temple of Solomon where the Ark of the Covenant was kept
holy oil
N
a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam
Holy Order
N
(usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy
holy order
N
the sacrament of ordination
holy person
N
person of exceptional holiness
holy place
N
a sacred place of pilgrimage
Holy Roller
N
a member of a religion that expresses ecstatic fervor
N
sovereign of the Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II
N
the Holy Roman Emperor who led the Sixth Crusade and crowned himself king of Jerusalem (1194-1250)
Holy Roman Empire
N
a political entity in Europe that began with the papal coronation of Otto I as the first emperor in 962 and lasted until 1806 when it was dissolved by Napoleon
N
a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
N
the Saturday before Easter; the last day of Lent
N
the sacred writings of the Christian religions
Holy See
N
the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929
N
the sepulcher in which Christ's body lay between burial and resurrection
N
the sepulcher in which Christ's body lay between burial and resurrection
Holy Spirit
N
the third person in the Trinity; Jesus promised the Apostles that he would send the Holy Spirit after his Crucifixion and Resurrection; it came on Pentecost
holy terror
N
a very troublesome child
holy thistle
N
tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized in California and South America
N
the Thursday before Easter; commemorates the Last Supper
Holy Trinity
N
the union of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost in one Godhead
N
a paramilitary terrorist organization of militant Muslims in Indonesia; wages a jihad against Christians in Indonesia; subscribes to the Wahhabi creed of Islam
holy water
N
water that has been blessed by a priest for use in symbolic purification
Holy Week
N
the week before Easter
Holy Writ
N
the sacred writings of the Christian religions
Holy Year
N
(Roman Catholic Church) a period of remission from sin (usually granted every 25 years)
N
a soft sandstone used for scrubbing the decks of a ship
holystone
V
scrub with a holystone
English Definitions from WordNet 3.0
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