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Overview of noun sacrifice

The noun sacrifice has 5 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (7) forfeit, forfeiture, sacrifice

(the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.)

2. (1) sacrifice

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

3. 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")

4. sacrifice, ritual killing

(the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity)

5. sacrifice

((baseball) an out that advances the base runners)

Overview of verb sacrifice

The verb sacrifice has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (10) sacrifice, give

(endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war")

2. (1) sacrifice

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

3. sacrifice

(sell at a loss)

4. sacrifice

(make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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