make a sacrifice


make a sacrifice
give up something

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Sacrifice of the Mass — • The word Mass (missa) first established itself as the general designation for the Eucharistic Sacrifice in the West after the time of Pope Gregory the Great, the early Church having used the expression the breaking of bread (fractio panis) or… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • sacrifice — [sak′rə fīs΄] n. [OFr < L sacrificium < sacer, SACRED + facere, to make, DO1] 1. a) the act of offering the life of a person or animal, or some object, in propitiation of or homage to a deity b) something so offered 2 …   English World dictionary

  • sacrifice — sacrificeable, adj. sacrificer, n. /sak reuh fuys /, n., v., sacrificed, sacrificing. n. 1. the offering of animal, plant, or human life or of some material possession to a deity, as in propitiation or homage. 2. the person, animal, or thing so… …   Universalium

  • Sacrifice (bridge) — A sacrifice is a (usually deliberate) bid of an unmakeable contract in contract bridge in the hope that the penalty will be smaller than the value of an opponents contract. In rubber bridge, a sacrifice can be also made in an attempt to prevent… …   Wikipedia

  • sacrifice — 1 noun 1 (C, U) something valuable that you decide not to have, in order to get something that is more important: the need for economic sacrifice | make sacrifices: My parents were forever reminding me of the sacrifices they made to give me an… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sacrifice — Synonyms and related words: abandon, abandonment, abjuration, abjure, altruism, annihilate, appease, bane, be bereaved of, bereave of life, bereavement, blood, bloodletting, bloodshed, braining, burnt offering, carry away, carry off, cease, cede …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sacrifice — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin sacrificium, from sacr , sacer + facere to make more at do Date: 13th century 1. an act of offering to a deity something precious; especially the killing of a victim on an altar 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sacrifice — sac•ri•fice [[t]ˈsæk rəˌfaɪs[/t]] n. v. ficed, fic•ing 1) the offering of animal, plant, or human life or of some object to a deity, as in propitiation or homage 2) the person, animal, or thing so offered 3) the surrender or destruction of… …   From formal English to slang

  • sacrifice — /ˈsækrəfaɪs / (say sakruhfuys) noun 1. the offering of life (animal, plant, or human) or some material possession, etc., to a deity, as in propitiation or homage. 2. that which is so offered. 3. the surrender or destruction of something prized or …   Australian English dictionary

  • sacrifice — [[t]sæ̱krɪfaɪs[/t]] ♦♦♦ sacrifices, sacrificing, sacrificed 1) VERB To sacrifice an animal or person means to kill them in a special religious ceremony as an offering to a god. [V n] The priest sacrificed a chicken... [V n] Two white bulls were… …   English dictionary


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