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, 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"
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"
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
Examples of sacred in a Sentence
Once you say you can’t do one piece of music because of a text – you open a door that will basically shut out large quantities of music and music history, you take out Bach’s work, most of Mozart’s work, you take out everything from the Middle Ages because it’s all sacred.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of our own mind.
Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence ... too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment.
Bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
Grand Bassin is a lake which is considered to be one of the most sacred places in Mauritius, especially for the Hindu community.
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Translations for sacred
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- свяшчэнны, святыBelarusian
- свещен, святBulgarian
- sagratCatalan, Valencian
- posvátný, svatýCzech
- αφοσιωμένος, αφιερωμένος, ιερόςGreek
- sagrado, sacroSpanish
- pyhitetty, uskonnollinen, vihkiytynyt, siunattu, pyhäFinnish
- saint, sacréFrench
- naomh, coisrigteScottish Gaelic
- 聖, 神聖Japanese
- წმინდა, სასულიერო, წმინდათა წმინდა, საღმრთოGeorgian
- heilig, gezegend, zaligDutch
- sacro, sagradoPortuguese
- священный, святойRussian
- svet, светSerbo-Croatian
- святий, священнийUkrainian
- thần thánh, thánh, 聖Vietnamese
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