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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sacrifice  \Sac"ri*fice\  (?;  277),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Sacrificed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Sacrificing}.]  [From 
  {Sacrifice},  n.:  cf  F.  sacrifier,  L.  sacrificare  sacer 
  sacred,  holy  +  -ficare  (only  in  comp.)  to  make  See  {-fy}.] 
  1.  To  make  an  offering  of  to  consecrate  or  present  to  a 
  divinity  by  way  of  expiation  or  propitiation,  or  as  a 
  token  acknowledgment  or  thanksgiving;  to  immolate  on  the 
  altar  of  God,  in  order  to  atone  for  sin,  to  procure  favor, 
  or  to  express  thankfulness;  as  to  sacrifice  an  ox  or  a 
  Oft  sacrificing  bullock,  lamb,  or  kid.  --Milton. 
  2.  Hence  to  destroy,  surrender,  or  suffer  to  be  lost,  for 
  the  sake  of  obtaining  something  to  give  up  in  favor  of  a 
  higher  or  more  imperative  object  or  duty;  to  devote,  with 
  loss  or  suffering. 
  Condemned  to  sacrifice  his  childish  years  To 
  babbling  ignorance,  and  to  empty  fears.  --Prior. 
  The  Baronet  had  sacrificed  a  large  sum  .  .  .  for  the 
  sake  of  .  .  .  making  this  boy  his  heir.  --G.  Eliot. 
  3.  To  destroy;  to  kill.  --Johnson. 
  4.  To  sell  at  a  price  less  than  the  cost  or  the  actual  value. 
  [Tradesmen's  Cant] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  Great  pomp,  and  sacrifice,  and  praises  loud,  To 
  Dagon.  --Milton. 
  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. 
  Moloch,  horrid  king,  besmeared  with  blood  Of  human 
  sacrifice.  --Milton. 
  My  life,  if  thou  preserv'st  my  life,  Thy  sacrifice 
  shall  be  --Addison. 
  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. 
  4.  A  sale  at  a  price  less  than  the  cost  or  the  actual  value. 
  [Tradesmen's  Cant] 
  {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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sacrifice  \Sac"ri*fice\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  offerings  to  God,  or  to  a  deity,  of  things  consumed 
  on  the  altar;  to  offer  sacrifice. 
  O  teacher,  some  great  mischief  hath  befallen  To  that 
  meek  man,  who  well  had  sacrificed.  --Milton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  act  of  losing  or  surrendering  something  as  a  penalty  for 
  a  mistake  or  fault  or  failure  to  perform  etc  [syn:  {forfeit}, 
  2:  personnel  that  are  sacrificed  (e.g.,  surrendered  or  lost  in 
  order  to  gain  an  objective) 
  3:  a  loss  entailed  by  giving  up  or  selling  something  at  less 
  than  its  value;  "he  had  to  sell  his  car  at  a  considerable 
  4:  the  act  of  killing  (an  animal  or  person)  in  order  to 
  propitiate  a  deity  [syn:  {ritual  killing}] 
  5:  (in  baseball)  an  out  that  advances  the  base  runners 
  v  1:  endure  the  loss  of  "He  gave  his  life  for  his  children";  "I 
  gave  two  sons  to  the  war"  [syn:  {give}] 
  2:  kill  or  destroy;  "The  animals  were  sacrificed  after  the 
  experiment";  "The  general  had  to  sacrifice  several 
  soldiers  to  save  the  regiment" 
  3:  sell  at  a  loss 
  4:  make  a  sacrifice  of  in  religious  rituals 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  The  offering  up  of  sacrifices  is  to  be  regarded  as  a  divine 
  institution.  It  did  not  originate  with  man.  God  himself 
  appointed  it  as  the  mode  in  which  acceptable  worship  was  to  be 
  offered  to  him  by  guilty  man.  The  language  and  the  idea  of 
  sacrifice  pervade  the  whole  Bible. 
  Sacrifices  were  offered  in  the  ante-diluvian  age.  The  Lord 
  clothed  Adam  and  Eve  with  the  skins  of  animals,  which  in  all 
  probability  had  been  offered  in  sacrifice  (Gen.  3:21).  Abel 
  offered  a  sacrifice  "of  the  firstlings  of  his  flock"  (4:4;  Heb. 
  11:4).  A  distinction  also  was  made  between  clean  and  unclean 
  animals,  which  there  is  every  reason  to  believe  had  reference  to 
  the  offering  up  of  sacrifices  (Gen.  7:2,  8),  because  animals 
  were  not  given  to  man  as  food  till  after  the  Flood. 
  The  same  practice  is  continued  down  through  the  patriarchal 
  age  (Gen.  8:20;  12:7;  13:4,  18;  15:9-11;  22:1-18,  etc.).  In  the 
  Mosaic  period  of  Old  Testament  history  definite  laws  were 
  prescribed  by  God  regarding  the  different  kinds  of  sacrifices 
  that  were  to  be  offered  and  the  manner  in  which  the  offering  was 
  to  be  made  The  offering  of  stated  sacrifices  became  indeed  a 
  prominent  and  distinctive  feature  of  the  whole  period  (Ex. 
  12:3-27;  Lev.  23:5-8;  Num.  9:2-14).  (See  {ALTAR}.) 
  We  learn  from  the  Epistle  to  the  Hebrews  that  sacrifices  had 
  in  themselves  no  value  or  efficacy.  They  were  only  the  "shadow 
  of  good  things  to  come,"  and  pointed  the  worshippers  forward  to 
  the  coming  of  the  great  High  Priest,  who  in  the  fullness  of  the 
  time,  "was  offered  once  for  all  to  bear  the  sin  of  many." 
  Sacrifices  belonged  to  a  temporary  economy,  to  a  system  of  types 
  and  emblems  which  served  their  purposes  and  have  now  passed 
  away  The  "one  sacrifice  for  sins"  hath  "perfected  for  ever  them 
  that  are  sanctified." 
  Sacrifices  were  of  two  kinds:  1.  Unbloody,  such  as  (1) 
  first-fruits  and  tithes;  (2)  meat  and  drink-offerings;  and  (3) 
  incense.  2.  Bloody,  such  as  (1)  burnt-offerings;  (2) 
  peace-offerings;  and  (3)  sin  and  trespass  offerings.  (See  {OFFERINGS}.) 

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