What does Sacred mean?

Definitions for Sacred
ˈseɪ krɪdSa·cred

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sacredadjective

    concerned with religion or religious purposes

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

  2. sacredadjective

    worthy of respect or dedication

    "saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling"

  3. consecrated, sacred, sanctifiedadjective

    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, sacredadjective

    worthy of religious veneration

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

  5. sacredadjective

    (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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SACREDadjective

    Etymology: sacre, French; sacer, Latin.

    Gods love to haunt her sacred shades. John Milton.

    This temple and his holy ark,
    With all his sacred things. John Milton.

    O’er its eastern gate was rais’d above
    A temple, sacred to the queen of love. Dryden.

    The honour’s sacred, which he talks on now,
    Supposing that I lackt it. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.

    How hast thou yielded to transgress
    The strict forbiddance? how to violate
    The sacred fruit? John Milton.

    Secrets of marriage still are sacred held;
    There sweet and bitter by the wise conceal’d. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sacredadjective

    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. Sacredadjective

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

  3. Sacredadjective

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

  4. Sacredadjective

    hence, not to be profaned or violated; inviolable

  5. Sacredadjective

    consecrated; dedicated; devoted; -- with to

  6. Sacredadjective

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sacred

    sā′kred, adj. set apart or dedicated, esp. to God: made holy: proceeding from God: religious: entitled to respect or veneration: inviolable: devoted to destruction: opposed to secular, as sacred music or history: not liable to punishment.—adv. Sā′credly.—n. Sā′credness.—Sacred ape, the hanuman of India; Sacred beetle, an Egyptian scarab; Sacred cat, the house cat of Egypt, sacred to Pasht; Sacred fish, one of the fresh-water fishes of the Nile; Sacred Heart (R.C.), the physical heart of Christ, adored with special devotion since the 18th century. [O. Fr. sacrer—L. sacrāre—L. sacer, sacred.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. sacred

    The truth and principle of life that a human being or animal are equal, valued, trusted and worthy of respect.

    The life of an animal or human being is sacred.


    Submitted by MaryC on June 14, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sacred in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sacred in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Sacred in a Sentence

  1. Timothy Dolan:

    If they want to take a baby from the arms of his mother and separate the two, that's wrong. I don't care where you're at, what time and condition, that just goes against -- you don't have to read the Bible for that. That goes against human decency. That goes against human dignity. It goes against what's most sacred in the human person.

  2. Melissa Provenzano:

    This is just one of the hallmark locations in our town, this campus is sacred ground for our community.

  3. Oprah Winfrey:

    Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possiblity.

  4. Vice Admiral Michael Connor:

    Incidents that violate the trust of our sailors go against every core value we hold sacred in our naval service.

  5. Alina Anatolyevna:

    It's absolute madness, people desecrating sacred ground and behaving like a war isn't happening and people aren't dying -- this is not normal.

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