What does Dedication mean?

Definitions for Dedicationˌdɛd ɪˈkeɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Dedication.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dedication(noun)

    complete and wholehearted fidelity

  2. dedication(noun)

    a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose

  3. commitment, dedication(noun)

    a message that makes a pledge

  4. dedication, inscription(noun)

    a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something

  5. commitment, allegiance, loyalty, dedication(noun)

    the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action

    "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"

Wiktionary

  1. dedication(Noun)

    The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated.

  2. dedication(Noun)

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

  3. dedication(Noun)

    A ceremony marking an official completion or opening.

  4. dedication(Noun)

    The deliberate or negligent surrender of all rights to property.

  5. Origin: Originated 1350–1400 from dedicacioun, via dedicacion or directly, from dedicatio, equivalent to dédicātus+-iōn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dedication(noun)

    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

  2. Dedication(noun)

    a devoting or setting aside for any particular purpose; as, a dedication of lands to public use

  3. Dedication(noun)

    an address to a patron or friend, prefixed to a book, testifying respect, and often recommending the work to his special protection and favor

  4. Origin: [L. dedicatio.]

Freebase

  1. Dedication

    Dedication is the fact of consecrating an altar, temple, church, or other sacred building. It also refers to the inscription of books or other artifacts when these are specifically addressed or presented to a particular person. This practice, which once was used to gain the patronage and support of the person so addressed, is now only a mark of affection or regard. In law, the word is used of the setting apart by a private owner of a road to public use.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dedication in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dedication in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Faisal Ali:

    It encouraged Acehnese to renew their dedication to their faith.

  2. Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell:

    It's a measure of her tenacity and dedication that after the tough initial rollout of HealthCare.gov, she helped right the ship.

  3. Steve Maraboli:

    Do not let another day go by where your dedication to other people's opinions is greater than your dedication to your own emotions!"

  4. Vince Lombardi:

    The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

  5. President Obama:

    Lieutenant al-Kaseasbeh's dedication, courage and service to his country and family represent universal human values that stand in opposition to the cowardice and depravity of ISIL, which has been so broadly rejected around the globe.

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