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Definition 1: concerned with religion or religious purposes - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where sacred or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sacred texts
  • sacred rites
  • sacred music

(sacred is similar to ...) forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands

(sacred is similar to ...) of or relating to sacred rites

"sacral laws"

(sacred is similar to ...) worthy of adoration or reverence

(sacred is similar to ...) concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church

"religious texts" "a member of a religious order" "lords temporal and spiritual" "spiritual leaders" "spiritual songs"

(sacred is similar to ...) resembling something that is religious

(sacred is similar to ...) evincing the presence of a deity

"a numinous wood" "the most numinous moment in the Mass"

(sacred is similar to ...) must be kept sacred

(sacred is similar to ...) imparting a divine influence on the mind and soul

(sacred is similar to ...) too sacred to be uttered

"the ineffable name of the Deity"

(sacred is similar to ...) devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity

"divine worship" "divine liturgy"

(means also ...) having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity

"pious readings"

(means also ...) of or belonging to heaven or god

(means also ...) solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high or sacred purpose

"a life consecrated to science" "the consecrated chapel" "a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II"

Definition 2: (often followed by `to') devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sacred or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fund sacred to charity
  • a morning hour sacred to study
  • a private office sacred to the President

(sacred is similar to ...) devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose

"a dedicated dancer" "dedicated teachers" "dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal"

Definition 3: made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sacred or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a consecrated church
  • the sacred mosque
  • sacred elephants
  • sacred bread and wine
  • sanctified wine

Synonyms for sacred in the sense of this definition

(sacred is similar to ...) belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

Definition 4: worthy of respect or dedication - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sacred or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling

(sacred is similar to ...) having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable

"a worthy fellow" "a worthy cause"

Definition 5: worthy of religious veneration - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sacred or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sacred name of Jesus
  • Jerusalem's hallowed soil

Synonyms for sacred in the sense of this definition

(sacred is similar to ...) belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

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