- To profane; to desecrate.
- 1692, L'Estrange, Sir Roger, “Fable CCCCLXVI: A Fig-Tree and a Thorn”, in Fables of Æsop and Other Eminent Mythologists, page 441:
- Nay, the very Ostentation of the Thorn, is a Weakness, and I might have said a Vice too; for the Vanity Unhallows the very Virtue, especially where it is Accompany'd with Detraction.
- See also Thesaurus:desecrate
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for unhallow in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)