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sacred British & World English

Connected with God or a god or dedicated to a religious purpose and so deserving veneration

sacred English Thesaurus

only the priest was allowed to approach this most sacred place

sacred cow British & World English

An idea, custom, or institution held to be above criticism (with reference to the Hindus' respect for the cow as a holy animal)

sacred ibis British & World English

A mainly white ibis with a bare black head and neck and black plumes over the lower back, native to Africa and the Middle East, and venerated by the ancient Egyptians

sacred bamboo British & World English

Another term for nandina.

Sacred Heart British & World English

The heart of Christ, especially as represented in an image and regarded as an object of devotion among Roman Catholics

secret sacred British & World English

Relating to or denoting aspects of Aboriginal culture that are revealed to particular groups or individuals only

Sacred College British & World English

Another term for College of Cardinals.

lotus British & World English

Either of two large water lilies:

scarab British & World English

A large dung beetle of the eastern Mediterranean area, regarded as sacred in ancient Egypt

sacred scarab in scarab British & World English

A large dung beetle of the eastern Mediterranean area, regarded as sacred in ancient Egypt

sacred ibis in ibis British & World English

A large wading bird with a long downcurved bill, long neck, and long legs

sacred lotus in nelumbo British & World English

A lotus with huge leaves and solitary large flowers that grow on stalks that can extend 6 feet (2 m) above the surface of the water