Definition of sacred
- a tree sacred to the gods
- a fund sacred to charity
- sacred music
The burial site is sacred ground.
the sacred image of the Virgin Mary
the sacred pursuit of liberty
We have a sacred duty to find out the truth.
Freedom is a sacred right.
They'll make jokes about anything. Nothing is sacred to those guys.
I can't believe they would do that. Is nothing sacred?
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: worthy of religious worship : very holy
: relating to religion
: highly valued and important : deserving great respect
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