Sacred to the memory of her sister; a private office sacred to the President.
Sacred bread and wine.
The sacred teachings of the Buddha.
Sacred to his memory.
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.
A sacred song.
Smit with the love of sacred song. -John Milton.
But, to destruction sacred and devote. -Milton.
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.
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.