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.
  2. To offer up; destroy or give up; devote with loss; kill.
  3. To offer as a sacrifice; surrender.
  4. To make offerings to God, or to a deity, of things consumed on the altar; to offer sacrifice.
  5. To offer a victim on an altar.
  6. To make offerings to God.
  7. To make offerings.
  8. sell at a loss
  9. kill or destroy; " The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"; " The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment"
  10. make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals
  11. endure the loss of; " He gave his life for his children"; " I gave two sons to the war"
  12. To offer a sacrifice; make an offering.
  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.
  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.
  15. the act of killing ( an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
  16. ( in baseball) an out that advances the base runners
  17. personnel that are sacrificed ( e. g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)
  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"
  19. ( sacrifice) an out that advances the base runners
  20. The offering of anything to God, or to a god; consecratory rite.
  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.
  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.
  23. A sale at a price less than the cost or the actual value.
  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.
  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.
  26. To destroy; to kill.
  27. To sell at a price less than the cost or the actual value.
  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.
  29. Sacrificer.
  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.
  31. Act of sacrificing; that which is offered; destruction or loss.
  32. An offering to a deity, or that which is offered; surrender; loss.
  33. The act of sacrificing; that which is sacrificed; the giving up of one thing for another; that which is so given up.
  34. Sacriflcially.
  35. Sacrificial.