Burnt sacrifice
Sacrifice Sac"ri*fice (?; 277), n. [OE. sacrifise, sacrifice, F. sacrifice, fr. L. sacrificium; sacer sacred + facere to make. See {Sacred}, and {Fact}.] 1. The offering of anything to God, or to a god; consecratory rite. [1913 Webster]

Great pomp, and sacrifice, and praises loud, To Dagon. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

Moloch, horrid king, besmeared with blood Of human sacrifice. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

My life, if thou preserv'st my life, Thy sacrifice shall be. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [1913 Webster]

4. A sale at a price less than the cost or the actual value. [Tradesmen's Cant] [1913 Webster]

{Burnt sacrifice}. See {Burnt offering}, under {Burnt}.

{Sacrifice hit} (Baseball), in batting, a hit of such a kind that the batter loses his chance of tallying, but enables one or more who are on bases to get home or gain a base. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • burnt sacrifice — Burnt Burnt, p. p. & a. Consumed with, or as with, fire; scorched or dried, as with fire or heat; baked or hardened in the fire or the sun. [1913 Webster] {Burnt ear}, a black, powdery fungus which destroys grain. See {Smut}. {Burnt offering},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burnt sacrifice — noun see burnt offering …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sacrifice — • This term is identical with the English offering (Latin offerre) and the German Opfer Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sacrifice     Sacrifice      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Sacrifice — Sac ri*fice (?; 277), n. [OE. sacrifise, sacrifice, F. sacrifice, fr. L. sacrificium; sacer sacred + facere to make. See {Sacred}, and {Fact}.] 1. The offering of anything to God, or to a god; consecratory rite. [1913 Webster] Great pomp, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sacrifice hit — Sacrifice Sac ri*fice (?; 277), n. [OE. sacrifise, sacrifice, F. sacrifice, fr. L. sacrificium; sacer sacred + facere to make. See {Sacred}, and {Fact}.] 1. The offering of anything to God, or to a god; consecratory rite. [1913 Webster] Great… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Burnt — Burnt, p. p. & a. Consumed with, or as with, fire; scorched or dried, as with fire or heat; baked or hardened in the fire or the sun. [1913 Webster] {Burnt ear}, a black, powdery fungus which destroys grain. See {Smut}. {Burnt offering},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Burnt ear — Burnt Burnt, p. p. & a. Consumed with, or as with, fire; scorched or dried, as with fire or heat; baked or hardened in the fire or the sun. [1913 Webster] {Burnt ear}, a black, powdery fungus which destroys grain. See {Smut}. {Burnt offering},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Burnt offering — Burnt Burnt, p. p. & a. Consumed with, or as with, fire; scorched or dried, as with fire or heat; baked or hardened in the fire or the sun. [1913 Webster] {Burnt ear}, a black, powdery fungus which destroys grain. See {Smut}. {Burnt offering},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burnt offering — noun or burnt sacrifice : a sacrifice offered to a deity and burned typically on or at an altar …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sacrifice — (from a Middle English verb meaning to make sacred , from Old French, from Latin sacrificium : sacr , sacred + facere , to make ) is commonly known as the practice of offering food, objects (typically valuables), or the lives of animals or people …   Wikipedia

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