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Holy

Meanings and phrases

holy

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

holy

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a sacred place of pilgrimage; holy place; sanctum

Christian holy day

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a religious holiday for Christians

High Holy Day

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Jewish holy days observed with particular solemnity; High Holiday

Holy City

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. phrases used to refer to Heaven; Celestial City; City of God; Heavenly City

Holy Communion

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist; Communion; sacramental manduction; manduction

Holy Eucharist

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine; Eucharist; sacrament of the Eucharist; Holy Sacrament; Liturgy; Eucharistic liturgy; Lord's Supper

Holy Father

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the head of the Roman Catholic Church; pope; Catholic Pope; Roman Catholic Pope; pontiff; Vicar of Christ; Bishop of Rome

Holy Ghost

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. 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 Spirit; Paraclete

Holy Grail

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (legend) chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper; grail; Sangraal

Holy Innocents ' Day

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. December 28, commemorating Herod's slaughter of the children of Bethlehem; Innocents' Day

Holy Joe

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a chaplain in one of the military services; military chaplain; padre; sky pilot

Holy Land

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism; Palestine; Canaan; Promised Land

Holy Order

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy; Order

Holy Roller

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a member of a religion that expresses ecstatic fervor

Holy Roman Emperor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. sovereign of the Holy Roman Empire

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the Holy Roman Emperor who led the Sixth Crusade and crowned himself king of Jerusalem (1194-1250); Frederick II

Holy Roman Empire

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. 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

Holy Sacrament

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine; Holy Eucharist; Eucharist; sacrament of the Eucharist; Liturgy; Eucharistic liturgy; Lord's Supper

Holy Saturday

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the Saturday before Easter; the last day of Lent

Holy Scripture

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the sacred writings of the Christian religions; Bible; Christian Bible; Book; Good Book; Holy Writ; Scripture; Word of God; Word

Holy See

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. 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; The Holy See; State of the Vatican City

Holy Sepulcher

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the sepulcher in which Christ's body lay between burial and resurrection; Holy Sepulchre

Holy Sepulchre

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the sepulcher in which Christ's body lay between burial and resurrection; Holy Sepulcher

Holy Spirit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. 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 Ghost; Paraclete

Holy Thursday

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the Thursday before Easter; commemorates the Last Supper; Maundy Thursday

Holy Trinity

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the union of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost in one Godhead; Trinity; Blessed Trinity; Sacred Trinity

Holy War Warriors

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a paramilitary terrorist organization of militant Muslims in Indonesia; wages a jihad against Christians in Indonesia; subscribes to the Wahhabi creed of Islam; Laskar Jihad

Holy Week

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the week before Easter; Passion Week

Holy Writ

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the sacred writings of the Christian religions; Bible; Christian Bible; Book; Good Book; Holy Scripture; Scripture; Word of God; Word

Holy Year

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (Roman Catholic Church) a period of remission from sin (usually granted every 25 years)

Jewish holy day

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a religious holiday for Jews

Movement of Holy Warriors

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan; Harkat-ul-Mujahidin; HUM; Harkat ul-Ansar; HUA; Harkat ul-Mujahedeen; Al Faran

The Holy See

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. 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; Holy See; State of the Vatican City

holy clover

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. 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; sainfoin; sanfoin; esparcet; Onobrychis viciifolia; Onobrychis viciaefolia

holy day

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a day specified for religious observance; religious holiday
E.g.
  • The holy day is observed especially for the welfare of brothers by women.
  • It believes in the sanctity of the seventh-day Sabbath as a holy day for worship.
  • Because of the blessing of holy water, this holy day is sometimes called "Saviour of the Water."
n.
  1. a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion

holy man

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. person of exceptional holiness; saint; holy person; angel
E.g.
  • Visitors traveled great distances to see the celebrated holy man.
  • Dogfael Dogfael (Dogmael) was a Welsh holy man of the 6th century.
  • In this town lies the Muslim holy man Sidi Khaled Ibn Sinan al Absi.

holy of holies

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (figurative) something regarded as sacred or inviolable
  2. (Judaism) sanctuary comprised of the innermost chamber of the Tabernacle in the temple of Solomon where the Ark of the Covenant was kept; sanctum sanctorum

holy oil

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam; chrism; chrisom; sacramental oil

holy order

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the sacrament of ordination

holy person

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. person of exceptional holiness; saint; holy man; angel

holy place

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a sacred place of pilgrimage; sanctum; holy
E.g.
  • It is a holy place to perform sacred yajna.
  • Murgod is the holy place for Saint Basava and Shiva devotees.
  • Pilgrimages (tīrthayātrā) to a tīrtha, or holy place, are a type of prāyaścitta.

holy terror

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a very troublesome child; terror; brat; little terror

holy thistle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized in California and South America; milk thistle; lady's thistle; Our Lady's mild thistle; blessed thistle; Silybum marianum

holy water

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. water that has been blessed by a priest for use in symbolic purification
E.g.
  • The ship is usually sprinkled with holy water.
  • There are two marble holy water fonts.
  • The main altar and holy water fonts are from the studio of Fanzago.

holy orders

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Afterwards, he moved to Madrid and took holy orders in 1589.
  • He did not receive holy orders until 1615, due to his young age.
  • He then read divinity with a view to his entrance into holy orders.

holy city

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Jerusalem has a clear city brand as a holy city.
  • (For example, control over a holy city.)
  • According to UNESCO, it is regarded as the fourth holy city of Islam.

holy places

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It attracts tourists for pilgrimages to the holy places of different religions.
  • The holy places become more important to the community in times of adversity and calamity.
  • Chatteshwari Temple is considered as one of the Shakti Peethas, which are holy places revered by Shaktism.

holy war

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The apostles of death are ready to resume the holy war."
  • The Sultan urged Aurangzeb to wage holy war against Christians.
  • Andrew reports the battle in terms as if describing a holy war.

holy days

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He also depicted Jewish prayers, gatherings, festivals and holy days.
  • These three days are major Baháʼí holy days, on which work must be suspended.
  • Rabbinical services are also provided for high holy days and occasional Friday night services.

holy sites

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Triambakeshwar, one of the most notable holy sites of India, is near Nashik.
  • Lithuania has many holy sites, especially in Samogitia, which are worth a visit.
  • In 1988, a US$15 billion traffic improvement scheme for the holy sites was launched.

holy well

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • There is also a holy well just outside the graveyard.
  • A stone church with nearby a holy well and St. Sourney's Bush, a rag bush.
  • The holy well of St Guron is a small stone building at the churchyard gate.

holy book

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • During the Sikh era, a prayer room was built for the Sikh holy book, Granth Sahib.
  • His teachings and writings form part of the Sikh holy book, the "Guru Granth Sahib".
  • The holy book Shri GuruCharitra was not supposed to be read by women according to Maharaj.

holy men

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He often tried to kill heroes and even holy men.
  • He frequented the society of holy men and was very happy in their company.
  • The holy men were Ali Shafi'i who died in 1310 and Ali ibn Jalal who died in 1400.

took holy

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Afterwards, he moved to Madrid and took holy orders in 1589.
  • He took holy orders (1841–42) and became curate at Exbury, Hampshire.
  • He took holy orders in 1935.

took holy orders

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Afterwards, he moved to Madrid and took holy orders in 1589.
  • He took holy orders (1841–42) and became curate at Exbury, Hampshire.
  • He took holy orders in 1935.

holy month

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Rajab and Shaʿbān are a prelude to the holy month of Ramaḍān.
  • Construction began on 15 March 1992 in the holy month of Ramadan.
  • During the NBA season, he observed Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.
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