Sacred to the memory of her sister; a private office sacred to the President.
Sacred bread and wine.
Sacred to his memory.
The sacred teachings of the Buddha.
An example of sacred is holy water.
An example of sacred is a prized collection that you dearly love and that you expect everyone to treat carefully and respectfully.
A sacred song.
Smit with the love of sacred song. -John Milton.
Such neighbor nearness to our sacred [royal] blood Should nothing privilege him. William Shakespeare.
Poet and saint to thee alone were given, The two most sacred names of earth and heaven. -Cowley.
But, to destruction sacred and devote. -Milton.
Other Word Forms
Origin of sacred
- Middle English past participle of sacren to consecrate from Old French sacrer from Latin sacrāre from sacer sacr- sacred sak- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English sacred, isacred, past participle of Middle English sacren, sakeren (“to make holy, hallow"), equivalent to sacre +"Ž -ed.