Definition of hallowed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhæləʊd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæloʊd//
    [only before noun]
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  1. 1(especially of old things) respected and important synonym sacred one of the theatre’s most hallowed traditions
  2. 2that has been made holy synonym sacred to be buried in hallowed ground
  3. Word OriginOld English hālgian (verb), hālga (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German heiligen, also to holy + -ed.
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