[ noun ] (religion,Christianity) a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
Used in print(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
The English saints are widely venerated , quite naturally , and now there is great hope that the Forty_Martyrs and Cardinal_Newman will soon be canonized .(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)
Barstow concluded that as Rhode_Island 's John_Brown became a canonized hero , if not a saint , so would it be with John_Brown of Harper_'s_Ferry .
deity patron_saint Mary_Magdalene Benedict Aquinas Andrew Matthew Bridget Edward Francis_of_Assisi crispin James Gregory ignatius leo_i luke Paul Peter Thomas anselm athanasius baeda ignatius_of_loyola david domingo_de_guzman edward_the_martyr John judas laurentius John_the_Baptist Becket louis_ix Augustine mark martin nicholas olaf_ii simon st_vitus ambrose basil apostle_of_germany bruno gregory_nazianzen eusebius_hieronymus john_chrysostom sainthood
[ noun ] model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
Used in print(Bell I. Wiley, "Home Letters of Johnny Reb and Billy...)
An Alabama soldier whose feminine associations were of the more admirable type wrote boastfully of his achievements among the Virginia belles : `` They thout I was a saint .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 21927