Associations to the word «Sacrifice»

Wiktionary

SACRIFICE, verb. (transitive) To offer (something) as a gift to a deity.
SACRIFICE, verb. (transitive) To give away (something valuable) to get at least a possibility to gain something else of value (such as self-respect, trust, love, freedom, prosperity), or to avoid an even greater loss.
SACRIFICE, verb. (transitive) To trade (a value of higher worth) for one of lesser worth in order to gain something else valued more such as an ally or business relationship or to avoid an even greater loss; to sell without profit to gain something other than money.
SACRIFICE, verb. (transitive) (chess) To intentionally give up (a piece) in order to improve one’s position on the board.
SACRIFICE, verb. (transitive) (baseball) To advance (a runner on base) by batting the ball so it can be caught or fielded, placing the batter out, but with insufficient time to put the runner out.
SACRIFICE, verb. (dated) (tradesmen's slang) To sell at a price less than the cost or actual value.
SACRIFICE, verb. To destroy; to kill.
SACRIFICE, noun. The offering of anything to a god; consecratory rite.
SACRIFICE, noun. Destruction or surrender of anything for the sake of something else; devotion of some desirable object in behalf of a higher object, or to a claim deemed more pressing.
SACRIFICE, noun. Something sacrificed.
SACRIFICE, noun. (baseball) A play in which the batter is intentionally out in order that runners can advance around the bases.
SACRIFICE, noun. A loss of profit.
SACRIFICE, noun. (slang) (dated) A sale at a price less than the cost or the actual value.
SACRIFICE BUNT, noun. (baseball) A ball that has been intentionally hit softly with a hands-spread batting stance with the intention of advancing a runner at the cost of an out
SACRIFICE BUNTS, noun. Plural of sacrifice bunt
SACRIFICE FLIES, noun. Plural of sacrifice fly
SACRIFICE FLY, noun. (baseball) A fly ball that allowed a runner to advance after it was caught
SACRIFICE HIT, noun. (baseball) sacrifice bunt

Dictionary definition

SACRIFICE, noun. The act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc..
SACRIFICE, noun. Personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective).
SACRIFICE, noun. A loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value; "he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice".
SACRIFICE, noun. The act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity.
SACRIFICE, noun. (baseball) an out that advances the base runners.
SACRIFICE, verb. Endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war".
SACRIFICE, verb. Kill or destroy; "The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"; "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment".
SACRIFICE, verb. Sell at a loss.
SACRIFICE, verb. Make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals.

Wise words

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