Definitions for edifyˈɛd ə faɪ

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enlighten, edify(verb)

    make understand

    "Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal"

Wiktionary

  1. edify(Verb)

    To build, construct.

  2. edify(Verb)

    To instruct or improve morally or intellectually.

  3. Origin: Latin aedificare 'build'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Edify(verb)

    to build; to construct

  2. Edify(verb)

    to instruct and improve, especially in moral and religious knowledge; to teach

  3. Edify(verb)

    to teach or persuade

  4. Edify(verb)

    to improve

  5. Origin: [F. difier, L. aedificare; aedes a building, house, orig., a fireplace (akin to Gr. to burn, Skr. idh to kindle, OHG. eit funeral pile, AS. d, OIr. aed fire) + facere to make. See Fact, -fy.]


Translations for edify

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for edify »

Translation

Find a translation for the edify definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these edify definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

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

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"edify." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 24 May 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/edify>.

Are we missing a good definition for edify? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for edify:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.