from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sacrifice of one's personal interests or well-being for the sake of others or for a cause.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The giving up of one's own benefit, especially giving up one's life, for the good of others.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of sacrificing one's self, or one's interest, for others; self-devotion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Sacrifice of what commonly constitutes the happiness of life for the sake of duty or other high motive; the preference for altruistic over egotistical considerations.
- n. Synonyms Austerity, Asceticism, etc. (see self-denial), self-abnegation, self-forgetfulness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity
self- + sacrifice (Wiktionary)