1. [ adjective ] (religion) concerned with religion or religious purposes

"sacred texts" "sacred rites" "sacred music"

Related terms: profane religious numinous revered inspirational divine ineffable quasi-religious taboo sacral inviolable heavenly pious consecrated
2. [ adjective ] (religion) made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use
Synonyms: sanctified consecrated

"a consecrated church" "the sacred mosque" "sacred elephants" "sacred bread and wine" "sanctified wine"

Related terms: holy
3. [ adjective ] worthy of respect or dedication

"saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling"

Related terms: worthy
4. [ adjective ] worthy of religious veneration
Synonyms: hallowed

"the sacred name of Jesus" "Jerusalem's hallowed soil"

Related terms: holy
5. [ adjective ] (often followed by `to') devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person

"a fund sacred to charity" "a morning hour sacred to study" "a private office sacred to the President"

Related terms: dedicated
Similar spelling:   sacredly