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saint

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USAGE NOTE
When used along with the name of a male saint, "Saint" is capitalized and becomes "San": ex. "San Marcos." "Santo Domingo" and "Santo Tomás" are two exceptions to this rule.
saint(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (holy person)
a. el santo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la santa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
He was declared a saint by the church.La iglesia lo declaró santo.
2. (form of address)
a. San (with masculine names)
Pray to Saint Anthony to help you find lost objects.Rézale a San Antonio para que te ayude a encontrar objetos perdidos.
b. Santa (with feminine names)
Saint Teresa of Avila was a renowned Spanish mystic of the sixteenth century.Santa Teresa de Ávila era una famosa mística española del siglo dieciséis.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(good person)
a. el santo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la santa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Your son is a saint! He behaves very well.¡Tu hijo es un santo! Se porta muy bien.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (religious)
a. canonizar
Pope John Paul II was sainted in 2013.El Papa Juan Pablo II fue canonizado en 2013.
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saint
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el santo(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la santo(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
All Saints' (Day)día de Todos los Santos
Saint BernardSan Bernardo m
saint's dayonomástica f, santo m
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saint [seɪnt]
noun
1 santoasanta (m) (f);a santa
saint's day fiesta (f) (de santo); All Saints' Day día (m) de Todos los Santos 1 noviembre; (1 noviembre) my mother was a saint mi madre era una santa; she's no saint ella no es una santa, que digamos
2 (in names)
Saint John San Juan; Saint Bernard (dog) perro (m) de San Bernardo; Saint Elmo's fire fuego (m) de Santelmo; Saint Kitts (in West Indies) San Cristóbal; Saint Patrick's Day el día or la fiesta de San Patricio; Saint Theresa Santa Teresa; Saint Vitus' dance baile (m) de San Vito
3 (as name of church)
they were married at Saint Mark's se casaron en la iglesia de San Marcos
Mass was said at St Lawrence's. My friend's father played the organ at St Luke's. at St Mark's
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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