Definition of Hallow: Hallow is a word usually used as a verb, meaning "to make holy or sacred, to sanctify or consecrate, to venerate". The adjective form hallowed, as used in The Lord's Prayer, means holy, consecrated, sacred, or revered. In modern English usage, the noun hallow appears mostly in compounds in Halloween and Hallowmas. Halloween (or Hallowe'en) is a shortened form of All Hallow Even, meaning "All Hallow's Eve" or "All Saints' Eve". Hallowmas, the day after Halloween, is shortened from Hallow's mass, and is also known as "All Hallow's Day" or "All Saints' Day".
We're used to hearing the phrase "Keep Christ in Christmas". Well, I'm having a rally call for a new phrase- "Keep Hallow in Halloween!" :-) When you hear the word "Halloween", no doubt that visions of Jack-O-Lanters dance in your head.
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