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sacrifice   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋsækrәˏfaIs,-ˏfaIz 〕

Pronunciation

〔 ˊsækrifais 〕


Overview of noun sacrifice

The noun sacrifice has 5 senses


  • forfeit, forfeiture, sacrifice -- (the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.)

  • sacrifice -- (personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective))

  • sacrifice -- (a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value; "he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice")

  • sacrifice, ritual killing -- (the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity)

  • sacrifice -- ((baseball) an out that advances the base runners)


Overview of verb sacrifice

The verb sacrifice has 4 senses


  • sacrifice, give -- (endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war")

  • sacrifice -- (kill or destroy; "The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"; "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment")

  • sacrifice -- (sell at a loss)

  • sacrifice -- (make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals)