Dedicated to some religious purpose; having a divine character; inspiring solemn thoughts or emotions; as, the Dalai Lama of Thibet; the Moogum of M'bwango; the temple of Apes in Ceylon; the Cow in India; the Crocodile, the Cat and the Onion of ancient Egypt; the Mufti of Moosh; the hair of the dog that bit Noah, etc. All things are either sacred or profane. The former to ecclesiasts bring gain; The latter to the devil appertain. Dumbo Omohundro
Set apart by solemn religious ceremony; especially, in a good sense, made holy; set apart to religious use; consecrated; not profane or common; as, a sacred place; a sacred day; sacred service.
Relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular; religious; as, sacred history.
Designated or exalted by a divine sanction; possessing the highest title to obedience, honor, reverence, or veneration; entitled to extreme reverence; venerable.
Hence, not to be profaned or violated; inviolable.
Consecrated; dedicated; devoted; -- with to.
Solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, vengeance, curse, or the like; accursed; baleful.
Something which is holy or devoted to God.
the opposite of the profane: that which truly endures, has power and efficacy, which frees us from the profane world of illusion, flux, chaos, and transience; the sacred (myth or place) is a fixed point of orientation, defining a coherent universe. All premodern people seek to live symbolically at the center where the supernatural breaks through the natural.
Regarded with reverence; holy.
the domain of extraordinary phenomena associated with supernatural forces. apir-Whorf hypothesis: the notion that a person's language shapes her or his perception and view of the world.
worthy of respect or dedication; "saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling"
made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use; "a consecrated chursh"; "the sacred mosque"; "sacred elephants"; "sacred bread and wine"; "sanctified wine"
worthy of religious veneration; "the sacred name of Jesus"; "Jerusalem's hallowed soil"
(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"
that which is defined as extraordinary, awesome, and powerful—whether revered or feared, and set apart (from the profane) as holy
Made holy by religious association
Religious or associated with a church.
The idea of the ‘sacred' is common to all religions. It is associated with what is regarded as specially set aside as ‘holy'. The sacred is invested with respect and reverence. It can refer to a church as a ‘sacred space' or to scripture or to the ministry of the church. Anything set aside for God is considered to be ‘sacred' as opposed to ‘secular'.
Applies to holy things, things set apart for God in a special way; sacred is the opposite of profane.
A term used to describe those aspects of life that are extraordinary or supernatural.