His holiness, a title of the pope; — formerly given also to Greek bishops and Greek emperors.

Syn. — Piety; devotion; godliness; sanctity; sacredness; righteousness.

(Hol"ing) n. [See Hole a hollow.] (Mining) Undercutting in a bed of coal, in order to bring down the upper mass. Raymond.

(Hol"la) interj. [F. hola; ho ho + there, fr. L. illac that way, there. Cf. Hollo.] Hollo.

(Hol"la), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hollaed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hollaing.] See Hollo, v. i.

(Hol"land) n. A kind of linen first manufactured in Holland; a linen fabric used for window shades, children's garments, etc.; as, brown or unbleached hollands.

(Hol"land*er) n.

1. A native or one of the people of Holland; a Dutchman.

2. A very hard, semi-glazed, green or dark brown brick, which will not absorb water; — called also, Dutch clinker. Wagner.

(Hol"land*ish), a. Relating to Holland; Dutch.

(Hol"lands) n.

1. Gin made in Holland.

2. pl. See Holland.

(Hol*lo") interj. & n. [See Halloo, and cf. Holla.] Ho there; stop; attend; hence, a loud cry or a call to attract attention; a halloo.

And every day, for food or play,
Came to the mariner's hollo.

(Hol"lo) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Holloed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Holloing.] [See Hollo, interj., and cf. Halloo.] To call out or exclaim; to halloo. This form is now mostly replaced by hello.

1. Of or pertaining to a festival; cheerful; joyous; gay. Shak.

2. Occurring rarely; adapted for a special occasion.

Courage is but a holiday kind of virtue, to be seldom exercised.

(Ho"li*ly) adv. [From Holy.]

1. Piously; with sanctity; in a holy manner.

2. Sacredly; inviolably. [R.] Shak.

(Ho"li*ness), n. [AS. halignes.]

1. The state or quality of being holy; perfect moral integrity or purity; freedom from sin; sanctity; innocence.

Who is like thee, glorious in holiness!
Ex. xv. 11.

2. The state of being hallowed, or consecrated to God or to his worship; sacredness.

Israel was holiness unto the Lord.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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