['seɪkrɪd] or ['sekrɪd]


(adj.) (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' .

(adj.) concerned with religion or religious purposes; 'sacred texts'; 'sacred rites'; 'sacred music' .

(adj.) worthy of respect or dedication; 'saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling' .

Typist: Richard--From WordNet


(a.) Set apart by solemn religious ceremony; especially, in a good sense, made holy; set apart to religious use; consecrated; not profane or common; as, a sacred place; a sacred day; sacred service.

(a.) Relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular; religious; as, sacred history.

(a.) Designated or exalted by a divine sanction; possessing the highest title to obedience, honor, reverence, or veneration; entitled to extreme reverence; venerable.

(a.) Hence, not to be profaned or violated; inviolable.

(a.) Consecrated; dedicated; devoted; -- with to.

(a.) Solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, vengeance, curse, or the like; accursed; baleful.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

a. [1]. Hallowed, holy, divine.[2]. Religious, not secular, not profane.[3]. Dedicated, devoted, consecrated.[4]. Inviolable, not to be profaned.[5]. Venerable, sainted.

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Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Holy, divine, hallowed, consecrated, religious, inviolable

ANT:Unholy, common, profane, unconsecrated

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adj. set apart or dedicated esp. to God: made holy: proceeding from God: religious: entitled to respect or veneration: inviolable: devoted to destruction: opposed to secular as sacred music or history: not liable to punishment.—adv. Sā′credly.—n. Sā′credness.—Sacred ape the hanuman of India; Sacred beetle an Egyptian scarab; Sacred cat the house cat of Egypt sacred to Pasht; Sacred fish one of the fresh-water fishes of the Nile; Sacred Heart (R.C.) the physical heart of Christ adored with special devotion since the 18th century.

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Unserious Contents or Definition

adj. Dedicated to some religious purpose; having a divine character; inspiring solemn thoughts or emotions; as the Dalai Lama of Thibet; the Moogum of M'bwango; the temple of Apes in Ceylon; the Cow in India; the Crocodile the Cat and the Onion of ancient Egypt; the Mufti of Moosh; the hair of the dog that bit Noah etc.

Editor: Rodney


Editor: Rodney


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