sacred
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈseɪkɹɪd/
Adjective

sacred

  1. Characterized by solemn religious ceremony or religious use#Noun|use, especially, in a positive sense; consecrated#Adjective|consecrated, made holy.
    a sacred place
    a sacred day
    sacred service
    • 1
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  • 1882, Edward Shortland, Maori Religion and Mythology
    In doing this I particularly instructed my informant to tell his tale as if he were relating it to his own people, and to use the same words that he would use if he were recounting similar tales to them when assembled in a sacred house.
  • 1955, anonymous, The Urantia Book : The Time of the Tomb:
    The cross is that high symbol of sacred service, the devotion of one's life to the welfare and salvation of one's fellows. The cross is not the symbol of the sacrifice of the innocent Son of God in the place of guilty sinners and in order to appease the wrath of an offended God, but it does stand forever, on earth and throughout a vast universe, as a sacred symbol of the good bestowing themselves upon the evil and thereby saving them by this very devotion of love.
  • November 30 2016, Joe Whittle writing in The Guardian, 'We opened eyes': at Standing Rock, my fellow Native Americans make history ↗
    Their intent was to march peacefully down a county road to DAPL headquarters, where tribal elders would pray and hold ceremony to bless the sacred sites being disturbed by pipeline construction.
  • Synonyms: consecrated, hallowed
  • Religious; relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular
  • Spiritual; concerned with metaphysics.
  • Designated or exalted by a divine sanction; possessing the highest title to obedience, honor, reverence, or veneration; entitled to extreme reverence; venerable.
  • Not to be profaned or violated; inviolable.
    Synonyms: inviolable, sacrosanct
  • (followed by the preposition "to") Consecrated; dedicated; devoted
    Synonyms: consecrated
  • (archaic) Solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, vengeance, curse, or the like; accursed; baleful.
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    1. Simple past tense and past participle of sacre



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