HyperDic: sacred

English > 5 senses of the word sacred:
ADJECTIVEallsacredconcerned with religion or religious purposes
allsacredworthy of respect or dedication
allsacred, consecrated, sanctifiedmade or declared or believed to be holy
allsacred, hallowedworthy of religious veneration
allsacred(often followed by 'to') devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person
sacred > pronunciation
Soundssey'krahd; sey'krihd
Rhymesabbreviated ... wounded: 365 rhymes with ahd...
abbreviated ... wrongheaded: 610 rhymes with ihd...
English > sacred: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningconcerned with religion or religious purposes.
Examples
  • "sacred texts"
  • "sacred rites"
  • "sacred music"
Narrowerdivinedevoted to or in the service or worship of a deity
ineffable, unnameable, unspeakable, unutterableToo sacred to be uttered
inspirationalImparting a divine influence on the mind and soul
inviolable, inviolate, sacrosanctMust be kept sacred
numinousevincing the presence of a deity
quasi-religiousresembling something that is religious
religious, spiritualconcerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
reverend, sublimeworthy of adoration or reverence
sacralOf or relating to sacred rites
taboo, tabuforbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands
See alsoconsecrated, consecrate, dedicatedsolemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose
heavenlyOf or belonging to heaven or god
holybelonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power
piousHaving or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
Oppositeprofane, secularnot concerned with or devoted to religion
Spanishsacro, sagrado
Nounssacrednessthe quality of being sacred
Adverbssacredlyby religion
English > sacred: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningworthy of respect or dedication.
Example"saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling"
BroaderworthyHaving worth or merit or value
Nounssacrednessthe quality of being sacred
English > sacred: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaningmade or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use.
Examples
  • "the sacred mosque"
  • "sacred elephants"
  • "sacred bread and wine"
Synonymsconsecrated, sanctified
Broaderholybelonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power
Spanishconsagrado, sacro, sagrado, santificado
Catalansagrat
Nounssacrednessthe quality of being sacred
English > sacred: 5 senses > adjective 4
Meaningworthy of religious veneration.
Example"the sacred name of Jesus"
Synonymhallowed
Broaderholybelonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power
Spanishsantificado
Catalanrespectat, sagrat
Nounssacrednessthe quality of being sacred
English > sacred: 5 senses > adjective 5
Meaning(often followed by 'to') devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person.
Examples
  • "a fund sacred to charity"
  • "a morning hour sacred to study"
  • "a private office sacred to the President"
Broaderdedicateddevoted to a cause or ideal or purpose
Nounssacrednessthe quality of being sacred

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