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sa·cred

 (sā′krĭd)
adj.
1. Dedicated to or set apart for the worship of a deity.
2. Worthy of religious veneration: the sacred teachings of the Buddha.
3. Made or declared holy: sacred bread and wine.
4. 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.
5. Worthy of respect; venerable.
6. Of or relating to religious objects, rites, or practices.

[Middle English, past participle of sacren, to consecrate, from Old French sacrer, from Latin sacrāre, from sacer, sacr-, sacred; see sak- in Indo-European roots.]

sa′cred·ly adv.
sa′cred·ness n.

sacred

(ˈseɪkrɪd)
adj
1. exclusively devoted to a deity or to some religious ceremony or use; holy; consecrated
2. worthy of or regarded with reverence, awe, or respect
3. protected by superstition or piety from irreligious actions
4. connected with or intended for religious use: sacred music.
5. dedicated to; in honour of
[C14: from Latin sacrāre to set apart as holy, from sacer holy]
ˈsacredly adv
ˈsacredness n

sa•cred

(ˈseɪ krɪd)

adj.
1. devoted or dedicated to a deity or to some religious purpose; consecrated.
2. entitled to veneration or religious respect by association with divinity or divine things; holy.
3. pertaining to or connected with religion (opposed to secular or profane).
4. reverently dedicated to some person, purpose, or object; consecrated: a morning hour sacred to study.
5. regarded with reverence: the sacred memory of a dead hero.
6. secured against violation, infringement, etc., as by reverence or sense of right: sacred oaths.
7. properly immune from violence, interference, etc.; inviolable.
[1275–1325; Middle English, orig. past participle of sacren to consecrate < Latin sacrāre, derivative of sacer hallowed, sacred]
sa′cred•ly, adv.
sa′cred•ness, n.
syn: See holy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sacred - concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"
consecrate, consecrated, dedicated - solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose; "a life consecrated to science"; "the consecrated chapel"; "a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II"
heavenly - of or belonging to heaven or god
pious - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"
profane, secular - not concerned with or devoted to religion; "sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"
2.sacred - worthy of respect or dedication; "saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling"
worthy - having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"
3.sacred - made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use; "a consecrated church"; "the sacred mosque"; "sacred elephants"; "sacred bread and wine"; "sanctified wine"
holy - belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power
4.sacred - worthy of religious veneration; "the sacred name of Jesus"; "Jerusalem's hallowed soil"
holy - belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power
5.sacred - (often followed by `to') devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person; "a fund sacred to charity"; "a morning hour sacred to study"; "a private office sacred to the President"
dedicated - devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose; "a dedicated dancer"; "dedicated teachers"; "dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal"- A.Lincoln

sacred

adjective
2. religious, holy, ecclesiastical, hallowed, venerated the awe-inspiring sacred art of the Renaissance masters
religious unconsecrated

sacred

adjective
1. In the service or worship of God or a god:
2. Protected from violation or abuse by custom, law, or feelings of reverence:
3. Regarded with particular reverence or respect:
4. Given over exclusively to a single use or purpose:
Translations
مُقَدَّسواجِب، مُقَدَّس
posvátnýsvatý
hellig
pyhäpyhitettysiunattuuskonnollinenvihkiytynyt
svet
heilagurheilagur, helgur
神聖な
신성한
nieko nėra švento
garīgssvēts
sacru
svet
helig
ซึ่งเป็นที่สักการะทางศาสนา
kutsalkutsal görev
linh thiêng

sacred

[ˈseɪkrɪd] ADJ (= holy) [shrine, object] → sagrado
sacred placeslugares mpl sagrados
sacred musicmúsica f sacra
sacred to the memory ofconsagrado a la memoria de ...
a sacred promise (fig) → una promesa solemne
is nothing sacred?¿ya no se respeta nada?
sacred cow (lit, fig) → vaca f sagrada
the Sacred Heartel Sagrado Corazón

sacred

[ˈseɪkrɪd] adjsacré(e)sacred cow nvache f sacrée

sacred

adj
(= holy)heilig; buildingsakral; a statue sacred to Venuseine der Venus geweihte Statue
(= religious) art, theme, ritesakral; music, poetrygeistlich; sacred and profanegeistlich und weltlich
(= sacrosanct) sacred dutyheilige Pflicht; sacred to the memory of …zum Gedenken or Andenken an (+acc); these memories are sacred to mediese Erinnerungen sind mir heilig; she saw motherhood as woman’s sacred callingsie sah Mutterschaft als die heilige Berufung einer jeden Frau an; is nothing sacred? (inf)ist denn nichts mehr heilig?

sacred

[ˈseɪkrɪd] adj (holy) → sacro/a
sacred to the memory of → dedicato/a alla memoria di
a sacred promise (fig) → una promessa solenne
is nothing sacred? → non c'è più religione!

sacred

(ˈseikrid) adjective
1. of God or a god; (that must be respected because) connected with religion or with God or a god. Temples, mosques, churches and synagogues are all sacred buildings.
2. (of a duty etc) which must be done etc eg because of respect for someone. He considered it a sacred duty to fulfil his dead father's wishes.
ˈsacredness noun
nothing is sacred (to him/them etc)
he, they etc have no respect for anything.

sacred

مُقَدَّس posvátný hellig heilig ιερός sagrado pyhä sacré svet sacro 神聖な 신성한 heilig hellig święty sagrado священный helig ซึ่งเป็นที่สักการะทางศาสนา kutsal linh thiêng 神圣的
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cried the boy, hurrying from the next room whither he had withdrawn, feeling that their first sorrow was too sacred for even his friendly eyes to see.
But, as he uttered it, it became oracular, the most sacred of words.
You have, then, limited your efforts to sacred song?
The latter object, being more successfully depicted by the artist, stood out in far greater prominence than the sacred volume.
With his own ghostly voice he had exhorted me, on the sacred consideration of my filial duty and reverence towards him -- who might reasonably regard himself as my official ancestor -- to bring his mouldy and moth-eaten lucubrations before the public.
He never wrote to them--that may have been selfish, but it was a part of the flattery of his trust of me; for the way in which a man pays his highest tribute to a woman is apt to be but by the more festal celebration of one of the sacred laws of his comfort; and I held that I carried out the spirit of the pledge given not to appeal to him when I let my charges understand that their own letters were but charming literary exercises.
Three of them ran something like the following, but I do not pretend to quote: -- Sacred To the Memory of John Talbot, Who, at the age of eighteen, was lost overboard, Near the Isle of Desolation, off Patagonia, November 1st,
George might have been only a large seal, or sea-horse; bearing all this in mind, it will not appear altogether incompatible with the sacred legend and the ancientest draughts of the scene, to hold this so-called dragon no other than the great Leviathan himself.
Best of all, the famous and eloquent Senator Spareshanks, presidential candidate, rode out in an automobile to discuss the sacred privileges of American citizenship, and protection and prosperity for the American workingman.
On this piece of carpeting Aunt Chloe took her stand, as being decidedly in the upper walks of life; and it and the bed by which it lay, and the whole corner, in fact, were treated with distinguished consideration, and made, so far as possible, sacred from the marauding inroads and desecrations of little folks.
The moment we were freed of our bonds he sprang up, in his fantastic rags, with face bruised out of all recognition, and proclaimed himself Arthur, King of Britain, and denounced the awful penalties of treason upon every soul there present if hair of his sacred head were touched.
And such a luxury to him was this petting of his sorrows, that he could not bear to have any worldly cheeriness or any grating delight intrude upon it; it was too sacred for such contact; and so, presently, when his cousin Mary danced in, all alive with the joy of seeing home again after an age-long visit of one week to the country, he got up and moved in clouds and darkness out at one door as she brought song and sunshine in at the other.