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Definition of "sacred" []

  • Dedicated to or set apart for the worship of a deity. (adjective)
  • Worthy of religious veneration: the sacred teachings of the Buddha. (adjective)
  • Made or declared holy: sacred bread and wine. (adjective)
  • Dedicated or devoted exclusively to a single use, purpose, or person: sacred to the memory of her sister; a private office sacred to the President. (adjective)
  • Worthy of respect; venerable. (adjective)
  • Exclusively devoted to a deity or to some religious ceremony or use; holy; consecrated (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Worthy of or regarded with reverence, awe, or respect (adjective)
  • Protected by superstition or piety from irreligious actions (adjective)
  • Connected with or intended for religious use (adjective)
  • Dedicated to; in honour of (adjective)

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Use "sacred" in a sentence
  • "{469} _Homa_, or sacred tree, and the _sacred tree of the Hindus_; and the same may yet be found in the _British oak_."
  • "A man may keep his friendship sacred, because promises of friendship are very awful ties; but, methinks, he cannot, but in a burlesque sense, be said to keep his ease _sacred_."
  • "But the new constitution will see his status changed slightly, with the term "sacred" disappearing but the monarch still remaining "inviolable", the king said."