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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)

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.

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."