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Definition of saint noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(abbreviation S., St.) a person that the Christian Church recognizes as being very holy, because of the way they have lived or died St. John St. Valentine's Day The children were all named after saints. see also patron saint, St. Bernard
  2. 2a very good, kind, or patient person She's a saint to go on living with that man. His behavior would try the patience of a saint.
noun [uncountable]
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