previous next
Consecrate, vb. 1) to make sacred: “c. commotion's bitter edge,” H4B IV, 1, 93. “we'll c. the steps that Ajax makes,” Troil. II, 3, 193.
2) to devote: “to Saturnine . . . I c. my sword,” Tit. I, 248. “to his honours . . . did I my soul and fortunes c.” Oth. I, 3, 255.
Partic. consecrated == sacred: “her --d wall,” Lucr. 723. “at the --d fount,” Meas. IV, 3, 102. “her close and --d bower,” Mids. III, 2, 7. “that --d roof,” Tw. IV, 3, 25. “the --d snow that lies on Dian's lap,” Tim. IV, 3, 386.
Partic. consecrate; 1) sacred: “with this field-dew c.” Mids. V, 422. -- 2) devoted: “c. to thee,” Sonn. 74, 6. “this body, c. to thee,” Err. II, 2, 134. “the imperial seat, to virtue c.” Tit. I, 14. “her sacred wit to villany and vengeance c.” II, 1, 121.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: