(Homonym: holey, wholly).
Belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power.
ETYM Originally p. p. of Old Eng. sacren to consecrate, French sacrer, from Latin sacrare, from sacer sacred, holy, cursed. Related to Consecrate, Execrate, Saint, Sexton.
1. Worthy of respect or dedication.
2. Concerned with religion or religious purposes.
3. (Often followed by 'to') Devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person.
Anything holy or relating to God that is set apart from the profane world. In ancient religions, there were sacred places belonging to the gods, in contrast to profane places where the gods are absent.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus has become an object of devotion in the Roman Catholic Church, originating with the medieval mystics.