hallow
Pronunciation
    • (British) IPA: /ˈhæləʊ/
    • (America) IPA: /ˈhæloʊ/
    • (America, nonstandard) IPA: /ˈhɑloʊ/
Noun

hallow (plural hallows)

  1. (obsolete, outside, set phrases) A saint; a holy person; an apostle.
    All Hallows Eve (or Halloween), the night before All Hallows Day (now more commonly known as "All Saints Day").
Translations Verb

hallow (hallows, present participle hallowing; past and past participle hallowed)

  1. (transitive) To make holy, to sanctify.
    • c 1599, William Shakespeare, '''', Act 1, Scene II
      ...I am coming on, to venge me as I may and to put forth my rightful hand in a well-hallow'd cause.
Synonyms Translations Verb

hallow (hallows, present participle hallowing; past and past participle hallowed)

  1. To shout, especially to urge on dogs for hunting.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, chapter IV, in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume III, London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292 ↗, book VII:
      {...}} for the conversation (if it may be called so) was seldom such as could entertain a lady. It consisted chiefly of hallowing, singing, relations of sporting adventures, bawdry#English|b—d—y, and abuse of women, and of the government.
Noun

hallow (plural hallows)

  1. A shout, cry; a hulloo.
    • Then away they went from merry Sherwood / And into Yorkshire he did hie / And the King did follow, with a hoop and a hallow / But could not come him nigh.
      I told them, the sherriff could not be admitted on board this time of night, on which they set up a hallow and rowed as fast as they could towards the vessel's bows.
Adjective

hallow

  1. Alternative spelling of hollow



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