As a noun saint
is a title given to a saint, often prefixed to the person's name.
As an adjective saintish is
suggestive of a saint; saintlike.
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A person to whom a church or another religious group has officially attributed the title of "saint"; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue.
(figuratively, by extension) A person with positive qualities; one who does good.
- Kateri Tekakwitha was proclaimed a saint .
- Dorothy Day was a living saint .
One who is sanctified or made holy; a person who is separated unto God’s service.
- Thanks for looking after the house while I'm away. You're a saint !
One of the blessed in heaven.
- to the assembly of God which is at Corinth; those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints , with all who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, both theirs and ours. (1Cor. 1:2)
- Then shall thy saints , unmixed, and from the impure / Far separate, circling thy holy mount, / Unfeigned hallelujahs to thee sing.
* (holy person) (l), sheik
(nonstandard) To canonize, to formally recognize someone as a saint.
- Many wish to see Pope John Paul II sainted immediately.