from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A slaughtered animal or other offering burned on an altar as a religious sacrifice.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An offering burnt upon an altar as a religious rite; specifically, in the Jewish ritual, an animal or animals of a prescribed kind, the whole of which, after ceremonial preparation, was burned upon an altar; a holocaust.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Something
offeredand burnt on an altar, as an atonementfor sin; a sacrifice.
- noun humorous
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