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Definitions of sacrifice

  1. To offer to a god in worship; destroy or give up in order to gain some other object; as, to sacrifice health for riches. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To offer up; destroy or give up; devote with loss; kill. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. To offer as a sacrifice; surrender. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To make offerings to God, or to a deity, of things consumed on the altar; to offer sacrifice. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To offer a victim on an altar. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To make offerings to God. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. To make offerings. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. sell at a loss Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. kill or destroy; "The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"; "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To offer a sacrifice; make an offering. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To offer up, as a victim, to God, by killing and consuming it upon an altar; to give up for something else; to devote with loss; to destroy; to kill. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To offer to God in worship, or to a heathen deity, a slain victim on an altar; to destroy or give up for the sake of something else; to make offerings to God on an altar. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. (in baseball) an out that advances the base runners Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value; "he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. (sacrifice) an out that advances the base runners Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. The offering of anything to God, or to a god; consecratory rite. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Anything consecrated and offered to God, or to a divinity; an immolated victim, or an offering of any kind, laid upon an altar, or otherwise presented in the way of religious thanksgiving, atonement, or conciliation. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Destruction or surrender of anything for the sake of something else; devotion of some desirable object in behalf of a higher object, or to a claim deemed more pressing; hence, also, the thing so devoted or given up; as, the sacrifice of interest to pleasure, or of pleasure to interest. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A sale at a price less than the cost or the actual value. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To make an offering of; to consecrate or present to a divinity by way of expiation or propitiation, or as a token acknowledgment or thanksgiving; to immolate on the altar of God, in order to atone for sin, to procure favor, or to express thankfulness; as, to sacrifice an ox or a sheep. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Hence, to destroy, surrender, or suffer to be lost, for the sake of obtaining something; to give up in favor of a higher or more imperative object or duty; to devote, with loss or suffering. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To destroy; to kill. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To sell at a price less than the cost or the actual value. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. The act of offering to God, or to a deity, a victim on an altar; anything offered or consecrated to God; the destroying, losing, or giving up of one thing for another; the thing so destroyed or given up. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. Sacrificer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Act of sacrificing or offering to a deity, esp. a victim on an altar: that which is sacrificed or offered: destruction or loss of anything to gain some object: that which is given up, destroyed, or lost for some end. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. Act of sacrificing; that which is offered; destruction or loss. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. An offering to a deity, or that which is offered; surrender; loss. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. The act of sacrificing; that which is sacrificed; the giving up of one thing for another; that which is so given up. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. Sacriflcially. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. Sacrificial. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for sacrifice

  1. They cannot sell them, so, rather than have them sold at a sacrifice the brushes were sent on to us. – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  2. But the girl who asked for such a sacrifice what was she? – Elder Conklin and Other Stories by Frank Harris
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