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ˈseɪ krɪdsa·cred

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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"

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

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?

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How to say sacred in sign language?

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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. John Flannery:

    There's no sacred cows, we are reviewing a number of structures. We are working through this right now in great detail with the board.

  2. Chris Morris:

    And what do the Theban hoplites see in this extended rending of the sky, this white-bright glory of Enlil's lightning? The future, but not theirs: paired cavalry fighters; formed ranks of armored death; grim men on their tall horses with lightning limning weapons tailored to the task; men spoiling for a fight if the gods allowed -- the Sacred Band of Stepsons, out from shadows and the dark.

  3. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Take, therefore, these sacred numbers and keep them most dearer beside your heart. The numbers are 2, 7 and 9.

  4. Louis Solomon:

    We have cultural and religious oversight. We have never shirked cultural and ritual oversight, they decided to sell the rimonim - the crown jewel, the birthright - with no regard for the fact that they are sacred ritual objects ... We don't sell our ritual objects. We never sell our ritual objects.

  5. United States:

    This conviction has led me, from the beginning of my ministry, to advocate at different levels for the global abolition of the death penalty, i am convinced that this way is the best, since every life is sacred, every human person is endowed with an inalienable dignity, and society can only benefit from the rehabilitation of those convicted of crimes.

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