Definitions for sacred
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sacred.
concerned with religion or religious purposes
"sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"
worthy of respect or dedication
"saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling"
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"
worthy of religious veneration
"the sacred name of Jesus"; "Jerusalem's hallowed soil"
(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
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.
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
relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular; religious; as, sacred history
designated or exalted by a divine sanction; possessing the highest title to obedience, honor, reverence, or veneration; entitled to extreme reverence; venerable
hence, not to be profaned or violated; inviolable
consecrated; dedicated; devoted; -- with to
solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, vengeance, curse, or the like; accursed; baleful
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
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.
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
Rank popularity for the word 'sacred' in Adjectives Frequency: #859
The numerical value of sacred in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of sacred in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Life in the womb is sacred and worthy of full legal protections, when there is a beating heart, that's a human being worthy of protection.
We are preparing to defend the sacred motherland.
Take a breath, take a stance, don’t rush forward or hold back, close your eyes, and let the mind relax. As anxious feet retreat to the cuddle of melodies, begin the journey of dance and the sacred path
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself and can never be erased.
In my State of the Union address, I announced that we would propose expanding disability and health benefits to veterans suffering from nine rare respiratory cancers, today, the Department of Veterans Affairs is delivering on that promise and upholding that sacred obligation to the women and men who have worn the uniform of our country.
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Translations for sacred
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- святы, свяшчэнныBelarusian
- свят, свещенBulgarian
- sagratCatalan, Valencian
- posvátný, svatýCzech
- αφοσιωμένος, ιερός, αφιερωμένοςGreek
- sacro, sagradoSpanish
- uskonnollinen, siunattu, vihkiytynyt, pyhä, pyhitettyFinnish
- saint, sacréFrench
- naomh, coisrigteScottish Gaelic
- 聖, 神聖Japanese
- სასულიერო, წმინდათა წმინდა, წმინდა, საღმრთოGeorgian
- gezegend, zalig, heiligDutch
- sacro, sagradoPortuguese
- священный, святойRussian
- svet, светSerbo-Croatian
- святий, священнийUkrainian
- 聖, thần thánh, thánhVietnamese
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