Definitions for benedictionˌbɛn ɪˈdɪk ʃən

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word benediction

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ben•e•dic•tionˌbɛn ɪˈdɪk ʃən(n.)

  1. an utterance of good wishes.

  2. the invocation of a blessing, esp. the short blessing closing a religious service.

    Category: Religion

  3. (usu. cap.) a Roman or Anglo-Catholic service that includes a blessing of the congregation with the Host in the monstrance.

    Category: Religion

  4. something that imparts a benefit.

Origin of benediction:

1400–50; late ME (< MF) < L benedictiō

ben•e•dic•to•ryˌbɛn ɪˈdɪk tə ri(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blessing, benediction(noun)

    the act of praying for divine protection

  2. benediction, blessing(noun)

    a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection


  1. benediction(Noun)

    A short invocation for divine help, blessing and guidance, usually after a church worship service.

  2. Origin: From bene + dictio, from dico.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Benediction(noun)

    the act of blessing

  2. Benediction(noun)

    a blessing; an expression of blessing, prayer, or kind wishes in favor of any person or thing; a solemn or affectionate invocation of happiness

  3. Benediction(noun)

    the short prayer which closes public worship; as, to give the benediction

  4. Benediction(noun)

    the form of instituting an abbot, answering to the consecration of a bishop

  5. Benediction(noun)

    a solemn rite by which bells, banners, candles, etc., are blessed with holy water, and formally dedicated to God


  1. Benediction

    A benediction is a short invocation for divine help, blessing and guidance, usually at the end of worship service.

Translations for benediction

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a prayer giving blessing.

Get even more translations for benediction »


Find a translation for the benediction definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these benediction definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"benediction." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for benediction?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for benediction: