saint - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    someone who the Christian church officially honours after their death because they have lived an especially holy life. Saint is often written as St before a person’s name

    It was a holy place, the shrine of a saint.

    Saint Anne

  2. 2
    someone who is very kind, patient, and helpful

    Anyone who teaches my children must be a saint.