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"

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. Beau Biden:

    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.

  2. Derrick Johnson:

    Bob Moses was a giant, a strategist at the core of the civil rights movement, through Bob Moses life's work, Bob Moses bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice, making our world a better place. Bob Moses fought for our right to vote, our most sacred right.

  3. Chief Jay Parrish:

    I'm highly alarmed that someone would feel that way and that would take these significant steps to attack an innocent person, a godly person, at Bethel AME Church ', one of the most sacred things our society has left.

  4. Mohsen Rezaie:

    The divers were the bravest of us... they gave their lives for the independence of our country and the success of our revolution, iran's enemies stood by Saddam for the whole eight years of the Sacred Defence.

  5. 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.

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