Associations to the word «Sacred»


SACRED, adjective. 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.
SACRED, adjective. Relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular; religious; as, sacred history.
SACRED, adjective. Designated or exalted by a divine sanction; possessing the highest title to obedience, honor, reverence, or veneration; entitled to extreme reverence; venerable.
SACRED, adjective. Hence, not to be profaned or violated; inviolable.
SACRED, adjective. Consecrated; dedicated; devoted; -- with to.
SACRED, adjective. (archaic) Solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, vengeance, curse, or the like; accursed; baleful.
SACRED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of sacre
SACRED BABOON, noun. A baboon which was worshiped in ancient Egypt, Papio hamadryas
SACRED COW, noun. (idiomatic) Something which cannot be tampered with, or criticized, for fear of public outcry. A person, institution, belief system, etc. which, for no reason other than the demands of established social etiquette or popular opinion, should be accorded respect or reverence, and not touched, handled or examined too closely.
SACRED FIG, noun. The bodhi tree, Ficus religiosa, venerated by Buddhists because they believe the Buddha attained enlightenment while sitting underneath such a tree
SACRED FIGS, noun. Plural of sacred fig
SACRED FIR, noun. A species of fir, Abies religiosa, native to the mountains of central and southern Mexico and western Guatemala.
SACRED HARP, noun. (music) Synonym of shape-note singing.
SACRED IBIS, noun. Threskiornis aethiopicus, a species of wading bird of the ibis family, Threskiornithidae, which breeds in sub-Saharan Africa, SE Iraq and formerly in Egypt, where it was venerated and often mummified as a symbol of the god Thoth; .
SACRED KINGFISHER, noun. A tree kingfisher, Todiramphus sanctus, that inhabits Australian forests.
SACRED WAR, proper noun. (classical history) Name of three wars fought (in 595-585 BC, 449 BC-448 BC and 357-346 BC) by the Amphictyonic Council.
SACRED WAY, noun. A spirit way.
SACRED WAYS, noun. Plural of sacred way

Dictionary definition

SACRED, adjective. Concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music".
SACRED, adjective. Worthy of respect or dedication; "saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling".
SACRED, adjective. 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".
SACRED, adjective. Worthy of religious veneration; "the sacred name of Jesus"; "Jerusalem's hallowed soil".
SACRED, adjective. (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".

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