What does sacred mean?

Definitions for sacred
ˈseɪ krɪdsa·cred

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sacred.

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"

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

How to pronounce sacred?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say sacred in sign language?

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. Justice William O. Douglas:

    The struggle is always between the individual and his sacred right to express himself and... the power structure that seeks conformity, suppression and obedience.

  2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame.

  3. Jurnee Smollett-Bell:

    It's such a privilege for all of us to be able to be used as a vessel to tell this sacred story.

  4. Melinda Hunt:

    A Hart Island burial is not disrespectful, it's a very sacred place.

  5. Omar Bongo:

    All the revenues from my share of the inheritance will go to a foundation for youth and education because everyone knows - and I say it again - that the youth were sacred in the eyes of President Omar Bongo Ondimba.

Images & Illustrations of sacred

  1. sacredsacredsacredsacredsacred

Popularity rank by frequency of use

sacred#1#6510#10000

Translations for sacred

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for sacred »

Translation

Find a translation for the sacred definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these sacred definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "sacred." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 4 Aug. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/sacred>.

    Are we missing a good definition for sacred? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    • A. exponent
    • B. couvade
    • C. profaneness
    • D. auspices

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for sacred: