Definition of Dedication

1. Noun. Complete and wholehearted fidelity.

Generic synonyms: Faithfulness, Fidelity
Derivative terms: Dedicate



2. Noun. A ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose.
Generic synonyms: Ceremonial, Ceremonial Occasion, Ceremony, Observance
Specialized synonyms: Rededication
Derivative terms: Dedicate, Dedicate, Dedicate

3. Noun. A message that makes a pledge.
Exact synonyms: Commitment
Generic synonyms: Content, Message, Subject Matter, Substance
Specialized synonyms: Oath, Swearing, Affirmation, Promise, Assurance, Pledge
Derivative terms: Dedicate

4. Noun. A short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something.
Exact synonyms: Inscription
Category relationships: Photography, Picture Taking, Music
Generic synonyms: Message
Derivative terms: Dedicate

5. Noun. The act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action. "They felt no loyalty to a losing team"
Exact synonyms: Allegiance, Commitment, Loyalty
Specialized synonyms: Communalism, Consecration, Devotion, Enlistment, Faith
Generic synonyms: Cooperation
Derivative terms: Allegiant, Commit, Dedicate

Definition of Dedication

1. n. The act of setting apart or consecrating to a divine Being, or to a sacred use, often with religious solemnities; solemn appropriation; as, the dedication of Solomon's temple.

Definition of Dedication

1. Noun. The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated. ¹

2. Noun. A note addressed to a patron or friend, prefixed to a work of art as a token of respect, esteem, or affection. ¹

3. Noun. A ceremony marking an official completion or opening. ¹

4. Noun. (legal) The deliberate or negligent surrender of all rights to property. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dedication

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dedication

dedecoration
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dedentition
dedicant
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dedication (current term)
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dedimus
dedimuses

Literary usage of Dedication

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"The owner of the land must do some act, or suffer some act to be done, from which it can be fairly inferred he intended a dedication to the public. ..."

2. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1864)
"112 (beginning the llth year) to 122—dedication and pages 253 to 650, ... 123 (beginning the 12th, misprinted the llth year) to 132—dedication and pages 551 ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Surveying and Boundaries by Frank Emerson Clark (1922)
"to make a legal dedication there should be an acceptance thereof by the donee. ... After a dedication to the public has been made and accepted, every member ..."

4. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (1890)
"123 (beginning the 12th, misprinted the llth year) to 132—dedication and ... 16 are. all that Vol 17 fur 1693—Nns. 196 to 206— dedication and pages 579 to ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"Where there was an expresa dedication of highways by the persons platting a town, and an express acceptance of the ваше by the municipal corporation, ..."

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