What does the word sainted mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Numbered among the saints; passed into heaven.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Saintlike.

Usage examples for sainted

  1. Her second, the histories of most of " those sainted personages who lived, or are supposed to have lived, in the first ages of Christianity, and whose real history, founded on fact or tradition, has been so disfigured by poetical embroidery that they have in some sort the air of ideal beings." – Literary and General Lectures and Essays by Charles Kingsley
  2. Here is the shrine of the sainted Edward the Confessor. – The History of London by Walter Besant
  3. The high altar covers the entrance to a small crypt, in which are two ancient sarcophagi, containing the remains of the sainted sisters Prassede and Pudenziana. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare