Definitions for sacredˈseɪ krɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sa•cred*ˈseɪ krɪd(adj.)

  1. devoted or dedicated to a deity or to some religious purpose; consecrated.

    Category: Religion

  2. entitled to veneration or religious respect by association with divinity or divine things; holy.

    Category: Religion

  3. pertaining to or connected with religion

    Category: Religion

    Ref: (opposed to secular or profane ).

  4. reverently dedicated to some person, purpose, or object; consecrated:

    a morning hour sacred to study.

  5. regarded with reverence:

    the sacred memory of a dead hero.

  6. secured against violation, infringement, etc., as by reverence or sense of right:

    sacred oaths.

  7. properly immune from violence, interference, etc.; inviolable.

* Syn: See holy.

Origin of sacred:

1275–1325; ME, orig. ptp. of sacren to consecrate < L sacrāre, der. of sacer hallowed, sacred


Princeton's WordNet

  1. sacred(adj)

    concerned with religion or religious purposes

    "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"

  2. sacred(adj)

    worthy of respect or dedication

    "saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling"

  3. consecrated, sacred, sanctified(adj)

    made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use

    "a consecrated church"; "the sacred mosque"; "sacred elephants"; "sacred bread and wine"; "sanctified wine"

  4. hallowed, sacred(adj)

    worthy of religious veneration

    "the sacred name of Jesus"; "Jerusalem's hallowed soil"

  5. sacred(adj)

    (often followed by `to') devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person

    "a fund sacred to charity"; "a morning hour sacred to study"; "a private office sacred to the President"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sacred(adjective)ˈseɪ krɪd

    religiously important; = holy

    sacred ground

  2. sacredˈseɪ krɪd

    important and therefore not to be changed

    Friday evenings with her girlfriends were sacred to her.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sacred(adj)

    set apart by solemn religious ceremony; especially, in a good sense, made holy; set apart to religious use; consecrated; not profane or common; as, a sacred place; a sacred day; sacred service

  2. Sacred(adj)

    relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular; religious; as, sacred history

  3. Sacred(adj)

    designated or exalted by a divine sanction; possessing the highest title to obedience, honor, reverence, or veneration; entitled to extreme reverence; venerable

  4. Sacred(adj)

    hence, not to be profaned or violated; inviolable

  5. Sacred(adj)

    consecrated; dedicated; devoted; -- with to

  6. Sacred(adj)

    solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, vengeance, curse, or the like; accursed; baleful

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. sacred

    Reserved for the exclusive use of something (an extension of the standard meaning). Often means that anyone may look at the sacred object, but clobbering it will screw whatever it is sacred to. The comment “Register 7 is sacred to the interrupt handler” appearing in a program would be interpreted by a hacker to mean that if any other part of the program changes the contents of register 7, dire consequences are likely to ensue.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sacred' in Adjectives Frequency: #859

Anagrams of sacred

  1. Ecards

Translations for sacred

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of God or a god; (that must be respected because) connected with religion or with God or a god

Temples, mosques, churches and synagogues are all sacred buildings.

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