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Verb
/ˈsakrəˌfīs/,
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sacrifices, plural;
  1. Offer or kill as a religious sacrifice
    • - the goat was sacrificed at the shrine
  2. Give up (something important or valued) for the sake of other considerations
    • - working hard doesn't mean sacrificing your social life
  3. Deliberately allow one's opponent to win (a pawn or piece)

  4. Advance (a base runner) by a sacrifice

  5. Make a sacrifice bid

Noun
  1. An act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to God or to a divine or supernatural figure
    • - they offer sacrifices to the spirits
    • - the ancient laws of animal sacrifice
  2. An animal, person, or object offered in this way

  3. An act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy
    • - we must all be prepared to make sacrifices
  4. Christ's offering of himself in the Crucifixion

  5. The Eucharist regarded either (in Catholic terms) as a propitiatory offering of the body and blood of Christ or (in Protestant terms) as an act of thanksgiving

  6. A move intended to allow the opponent to win a pawn or piece, for strategic or tactical reasons

  7. A bunted ball that puts the batter out but allows a base runner or runners to advance

  8. A bid made in the belief that it will be less costly to be defeated in the contract than to allow the opponents to make a contract


  1. endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"
  2. forfeit: the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
  3. kill or destroy; "The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"; "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment"
  4. personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)
  5. a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value; "he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"
  6. sell at a loss
  7. Sacrifice (via Old French from Latin sacrificium, from sacra "sacred rites" + facere, "to do, perform") is the religious practice of offering food, objects (typically valuables), or the lives of animals or people to the gods as an act of propitiation or worship.
  8. Sacrifice (2009) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), which took place on May 24, 2009 at the TNA Impact! Zone in Orlando, Florida. It was the fifth event under the Sacrifice chronology. There were eight matches on the card.
  9. "Sacrifice" is episode 20 of season 4 in the television show Angel.
  10. 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. ...
  11. In the game of chess, a sacrifice is a move giving up a piece or pawn in the hopes of gaining tactical or positional compensation in other forms. A sacrifice could also be a deliberate exchange of a chess piece of higher value for an opponent's piece of lower value.
  12. "Sacrifice" is a ballad performed by musician Elton John. The lyrics are by Bernie Taupin and music by Elton John. The song appears on the 1989 album Sleeping with the Past. It was first released in October 1989, then in 1990, and was the second single from the album. ...
  13. Something sacrificed; A play in which the batter is intentionally out in order that runners can advance around the bases; To offer (something) as a gift to a deity; To give away (something valuable) to get at least a possibility to gain something else of value (such as self-respect, trust, ...
  14. Sacrifices are performed by the body, words and mind. A Braahman can perform sacrifice by all the three. Kshatriya and Vaishya cannot perform sacrifices by their bodies, they must employ some Braahman to do this. ...
  15. The deliberate casting away or destruction of property to prevent greater loss. General Average sacrifice is for the common good and saved interests make good the sacrifice in proportion to the saving enjoyed.
  16. Differentia: The voluntary exchange of a value for a non-value
  17. 1. To make holy. To acknowledge the Presence of the One Life in all beings and things. 2. That expression of the Will, which together with Love, characterizes the Spiritual Self in each human being. See also, Creative Hierarchy Fourth.
  18. [from Latin sacrum (holy) + facere (to make)]
  19. (Gr. Thysia; Sl. Zhertva). The bloodless offering to God, which is the Holy Eucharist offered at the Liturgy. It signifies the sacrifice of Christ on the cross for man's salvation. Also, refer to the article on the Dogmatic Tradition of the Orthodox Church
  20. any piece left en prise.
  21. The ritual TT  offering of food or drink (see libation TT ) to the gods, often accompanied by prayers, which Assyrians understood the gods to consume though their sense of smell.
  22. If a player allows a friendly piece to be trapped in order to pursue a strategic objective elsewhere on the board, the friendly piece is said to be sacrificed.
  23. voluntary surrender of material in exchange for other advantages. Also see compensation. I sacrificed all my pieces and bazoom!! I got checkmate!
  24. A gift given to a deity, often with the aim of creating a relationship, gaining favor, and obligating the god to provide some benefit to the sacrificer, sometimes in order to sustain the deity and thereby guarantee the continuing vitality of the natural world. ...
  25. its primary sense. Sacrifice stems from originary victimization or scapegoating. It refers first and primarily to the ritual immolation of a human or animal victim. ...