HyperDic: sacrifice

English > 9 senses of the word sacrifice:
NOUNactsacrifice, forfeit, forfeiturethe act of losing or surrendering / surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
eventsacrificepersonnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)
possessionsacrificea loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value
actsacrifice, ritual killingthe act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
actsacrifice(baseball) an out that advances the base runners
VERBpossessionsacrifice, giveendure the loss of
contactsacrificekill or destroy
possessionsacrificesell at a loss
possessionsacrificemake a sacrifice of
sacrifice > pronunciation
Soundssae'krahfay.s
Rhymesadvice ... vise: 29 rhymes with ays...
English > sacrifice: 9 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of losing or surrendering / surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc..
Synonymsforfeit, forfeiture
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
Spanishpérdida
Catalanpèrdua
Verbssacrificeendure the loss of
English > sacrifice: 9 senses > noun 2, event
Meaningpersonnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective).
Broaderpersonnel casualty, lossmilitary personnel lost by death or capture
English > sacrifice: 9 senses > noun 3, possession
MeaningA loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value.
Example"he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"
BroaderlossSomething that is lost
Verbssacrificesell at a loss
English > sacrifice: 9 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity.
Synonymritual killing
Categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaA living organism characterized by voluntary movement
NarrowerhecatombA great sacrifice
immolationkilling or offering as a sacrifice
Broaderkilling, kill, putting to deathThe act of terminating a life
Spanishasesinato ritual, oblación, sacrificio
Catalansacrifici
Adjectivessacrificialused in or connected with a sacrifice
Verbssacrificekill or destroy
sacrificemake a sacrifice of
English > sacrifice: 9 senses > noun 5, act
Meaning(baseball) an out that advances the base runners.
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
Narrowersacrifice flyA sacrifice made by hitting a long fly ball
BroaderputoutAn out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout)
English > sacrifice: 9 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningendure the loss of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymgive
Broaderrelease, relinquish, resign, free, give upPart with a possession or right
Similar togive, pay, devotededicate
give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devoteGive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
Spanishdar, sacrificar
Catalandonar, sacrificar-se, sacrificar
Nounssacrificethe act of losing or surrendering / surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
English > sacrifice: 9 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningkill or destroy.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to sacrifice the prisoners
Examples
  • "The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"
  • "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment"
BroaderkillCause to die
Spanishsacrificar
Catalansacrificar
Nounssacrificethe act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
English > sacrifice: 9 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningsell at a loss.
PatternSomebody ----s something
BroadersellExchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
Spanishmalvender, sacrificar
Catalanmalvendre, sacrificar
Nounssacrificea loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value
English > sacrifice: 9 senses > verb 4, possession
Meaningmake a sacrifice of; in religious rituals.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Narrowerimmolateoffer as a sacrifice by killing or by giving up to destruction
Broaderoffer, offer upPresent as an act of worship
Spanishsacrificarse, sacrificar
Catalansacrificar
Nounssacrificethe act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
sacrificera religious person who offers up a sacrifice

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