(noun, verb)


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

Similar word(s): forfeit, forfeiture

Definition categories: act, deed

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

Definition categories: event, loss

3. a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value

- he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice

Definition categories: possession, loss

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

Definition categories: act, kill, killing

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

Definition categories: act, putout

Sentences with sacrifice as a noun:

- the sacrifice of one's spare time in order to volunteer


1. endure the loss of

Similar word(s): give

Definition categories: possession, free, release, relinquish, resign

2. kill or destroy

- The animals were sacrificed after the experiment

- The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment

Definition categories: contact, kill

3. sell at a loss

Definition categories: possession, sell

4. make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals

Definition categories: possession, offer