What does Benedict mean?

Definitions for Benedictˈbɛn ɪ dɪkt

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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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Benedict

    ben′e-dikt, n. a common name for a newly married man, esp. a bachelor who has long held out against marriage, but at last succumbed—from Benedick in Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing.—adj. blessed: benign.

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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Benedict in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Benedict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Elliott Ferguson:

    When Pope Benedict came in 2008, it was peak tourism season with the cherry blossoms and occupancy was about 95 percent.

  2. Peter Jackson:

    Benedict Cumberbatch-voiced said,' No, I don't want to meet you' and that's the first and last communication we've ever had with Christopher Tolkien.

  3. Neil Patrick Harris:

    Benedict Cumberbatch, it's not only the most awesome name in show business, it's also the sound you get when you ask John Travolta to announce Ben Affleck.

  4. Pope Francis:

    In general, I think what Benedict so courageously did was to open the door to the popes emeritus. Benedict should not be considered an exception, but an institution.

  5. Chairman Michael Bloomberg:

    His visit will also serve as a marker for how far the World Trade Center has come since Pope Benedict XVI visited the site seven years ago, when it was still an open hole in the ground and closed off to the public, now, it is a beautiful and inspiring place, a symbol of our rebirth and resilience that is full of life, and that honors the victims of the attacks and tells their stories to the world.

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