Parents sacrificing for their children.
The Greek warriors sacrificed to their gods.
An example of sacrifice is a live animal given to honor a diety.
An example of sacrifice is a parent who gives her free time to help her child with his homework.
An example of sacrifice is to give up candy for Lent.
An example of sacrifice is to sell a $1,000 car for $800.
The sacrifice of one's spare time in order to volunteer.
Origin of sacrifice
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin sacrificium (“sacrifice"), from sacrificō (“make or offer a sacrifice"), from sacer (“sacred, holy"), + faciō (“do, make").