English adjective: sacred
|1.||sacred concerned with religion or religious purposes|
|Similar||divine, ineffable, inspirational, inviolable, inviolate, numinous, quasi-religious, religious, reverend, sacral, sacrosanct, spiritual, sublime, taboo, tabu, unnameable, unspeakable, unutterable|
|See also||consecrate, consecrated, dedicated, heavenly, pious|
|2.||sacred worthy of respect or dedication|
|Samples||Saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling.|
|3.||sacred made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use|
|Samples||A consecrated church.|
The sacred mosque.
Sacred bread and wine.
|4.||sacred worthy of religious veneration|
|Samples||The sacred name of Jesus.|
Jerusalem's hallowed soil.
|5.||sacred (often followed by `to') devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person|
|Samples||A fund sacred to charity.|
A morning hour sacred to study.
A private office sacred to the President.