tr.v. hal·lowed, hal·low·ing, hal·lows
1. To make or set apart as holy.
2. To respect or honor greatly; revere.
1. A holy person or saint.
2. A sacred or magical object.
[Middle English halwen, from Old English hālgian; see kailo- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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