Meaning of HOLY in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ hoʊli ]

( holier, holiest)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


If you describe something as holy , you mean that it is considered to be special because it is connected with God or a particular religion.

To them, as to all Christians, this is a holy place.

ADJ : usu ADJ n


A holy person is a religious leader or someone who leads a religious life.



see also holier-than-thou

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