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Adjective: sacred  sey-krid
  1. Concerned with religion or religious purposes
    "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"
  2. Worthy of respect or dedication
    "saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling"
  3. Made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use
    "the sacred mosque"; "sacred elephants"; "sacred bread and wine";
    - consecrated, sanctified
  4. Worthy of religious veneration
    "the sacred name of Jesus";
    - hallowed
  5. (often followed by 'to') devoted exclusively to a single use, purpose or person
    "a fund sacred to charity"; "a morning hour sacred to study"; "a private office sacred to the President"

See also: consecrate, consecrated, dedicated, divine, heavenly, holy, ineffable, inspirational, inviolable, inviolate, numinous, pious, quasi-religious, religious, reverend, sacral, sacrosanct, spiritual, sublime, taboo, tabu, unnameable, unsayable, unspeakable, unutterable, worthy

Antonym: profane

Encyclopedia: Sacred