holy
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈhəʊli/
  • (America) enPR: hōʹlē, IPA: /ˈhoʊli/
Adjective

holy (comparative holier, superlative holiest)

  1. Dedicated to a religious purpose or a god.
    I'm planning to visit the holy city of Jerusalem this Christmas.
  2. Revered in a religion.
  3. Perfect or flawless.
  4. Separated or set apart from (something unto something or someone else).
  5. Set apart or dedicated for a specific purpose, or for use by a single entity or person.
  6. (slang) Used as an intensifier in various interjections.
    Holy cow, I can’t believe he actually lost the race!
    Those children next door are holy terrors!
Synonyms Antonyms Related terms Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: свято́й
Noun

holy (plural holies)

  1. (archaic) A thing that is extremely holy; used almost exclusively in Holy of Holies.
    • 1882, Franz von Reber, Joseph Thacher Clarke, History of Ancient Art, p. 146:
      The holy of holies, a cubical space of ten cubits on the side, was separated from the larger antechamber by four columns, which were also covered with gold and stood upon silver sockets; they bore a second curtain of four colors.
Translations
  • Russian: святы́ня

Holy
Adjective
  1. Alternative letter-case form of holy used when referring to an important figure, such as God, or to an important item or event.



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