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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ben•e•dictˈbɛn ɪ dɪkt(n.)

  1. a newly married man who has been a confirmed bachelor.

Origin of benedict:

1820–25; alter. of Benedick, the bachelor who marries Beatrice in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing (1598?)

Ben•e•dictˈbɛn ɪ dɪkt(n.)

  1. Ruth (Fulton), 1887–1948, U.S. anthropologist.

    Category: Biography

  2. Saint,a .d . 480?–543?, Italian monk: founded Benedictine order.

    Category: Biography

Ben•e•dictˈbɛn ɪ dɪkt(n.)

  1. Benedict XIV, (Prospero Lambertini) 1675–1758, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1740–58.

    Category: Biography

  2. Benedict XV, (Giacomo della Chiesa) 1854–1922, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1914–22.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Benedict, Ruth Benedict, Ruth Fulton(noun)

    United States anthropologist (1887-1948)

  2. Benedict, Saint Benedict, St. Benedict(noun)

    Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)

  3. benedick, benedict(noun)

    a newly married man (especially one who has long been a bachelor)


  1. benedict(Noun)

    A newly married man, especially one who was previously a confirmed bachelor.

  2. Benedict(ProperNoun)

    , best known for the sixth-century founder of the Benedictine order.

  3. Origin: Sense "newly married man" from Benedicke (a variant of Benedict), a character in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, 1598.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Benedict(noun)

    alt. of Benedick

  2. Benedict(adj)

    having mild and salubrious qualities


  1. Benedict

    Benedict is a small unincorporated town and census-designated place in Charles County, Maryland, United States located on the Patuxent River in southern Maryland. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 261.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Benedict

    the name of fourteen popes: B. I., from 574 to 575; B. II., from 684 to 685; B. III., from 855 to 858; B. IV., from 900 to 907; B. V., from 964 to 965; B. VI., from 972 to 974; B. VII., from 975 to 984; B. VIII., from 1012 to 1024; extended the territory of the Church by conquest, and effected certain clerical reforms; B. IX., from 1033 to 1048, a licentious man, and deposed; B. X., from 1058 to 1059; B. XI., from 1303 to 1304; B. XII., from 1334 to 1342; B. XIII., from 1724 to 1730; B. XIV., from 1740 to 1758. Of all the popes of this name it would seem there is only one worthy of special mention.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A married male. BENEDICTINE A married female. BENEDICTION Their children.


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