Hal·low v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hallowed p. pr. & vb. n. Hallowing.] To make holy; to set apart for holy or religious use; to consecrate; to treat or keep as sacred; to reverence. “Hallowed be thy name.”
Hallow the Sabbath day, to do no work therein. --Jer. xvii. 24.
His secret altar touched with hallowed fire. --Milton.
In a larger sense . . . we can not hallow this ground [Gettysburg]. --A. Lincoln.
v : render holy by means of religious rites [syn: consecrate,
bless, sanctify] [ant: desecrate]
to render sacred, to consecrate (Ex. 28:38; 29:1). This word is
from the Saxon, and properly means "to make holy." The name of
God is "hallowed", i.e., is reverenced as holy (Matt. 6:9).