Definition of sant in English:



  • (in Hinduism and Sikhism) a saint.

    • ‘Wherever we have this problem, we should improve it, through sant, satsang and shastra saints, religious gathering and scripture.’
    • ‘As assorted sadhus and sants hogged the front pages of newspapers and prime time television, our elected Members of Parliament could not do any of their routine work.’
    • ‘Thus, it honors the great rishis, gurus, sants and mahatmas as the greatest heroes of all.’
    • ‘He said to me very candidly, I'm trying to translate that as close as I can, that before 1984 I thought he was a scoundrel, but after what happened in Blue Star I think now he's a sant.’
    • ‘They pointed out that the sants and mahants had attended the dharam sammelan organised on the occasion of the yagna.’


From Hindi santaḥ ‘venerable men’.