What does Benedict mean?

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ˈbɛn ɪ dɪktBene·dict

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Benedict, Ruth Benedict, Ruth Fultonnoun

    United States anthropologist (1887-1948)

  2. Benedict, Saint Benedict, St. Benedictnoun

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

  3. benedick, benedictnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. benedictnoun

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

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

  2. Benedictnoun

    A male given name from Latin, particularly of the sixth-century founder of the Benedictine order, and of several popes.

    Etymology: From Saint Benedict, founder of the Benedictine Order, from Late Latin benedictus ("blessed, well spoken of") , from Latin benedīcō ("I bless, I speak well of") .

  3. Benedictnoun

    A patronymic surname.

    Etymology: From Saint Benedict, founder of the Benedictine Order, from Late Latin benedictus ("blessed, well spoken of") , from Latin benedīcō ("I bless, I speak well of") .

  4. Benedictnoun

    A city and village in Kansas.

    Etymology: From Saint Benedict, founder of the Benedictine Order, from Late Latin benedictus ("blessed, well spoken of") , from Latin benedīcō ("I bless, I speak well of") .

  5. Benedictnoun

    A census-designated place in Maryland.

    Etymology: From Saint Benedict, founder of the Benedictine Order, from Late Latin benedictus ("blessed, well spoken of") , from Latin benedīcō ("I bless, I speak well of") .

  6. Benedictnoun

    A village in Nebraska.

    Etymology: From Saint Benedict, founder of the Benedictine Order, from Late Latin benedictus ("blessed, well spoken of") , from Latin benedīcō ("I bless, I speak well of") .

  7. Benedictnoun

    A city and village in North Dakota.

    Etymology: From Saint Benedict, founder of the Benedictine Order, from Late Latin benedictus ("blessed, well spoken of") , from Latin benedīcō ("I bless, I speak well of") .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Benedictnoun

    alt. of Benedick

  2. Benedictadjective

    having mild and salubrious qualities

Freebase

  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

  1. BENEDICT

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

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Benedict

    A confirmed bachelor, after St Benedict, who unceasingly preached the virtues of celibacy. Also a newly-married man who, like Benedick in Much ado about Nothing, after having long forsworn marriage, at length succumbed to the grand passion.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of Benedict in a Sentence

  1. Mayor Steve Benjamin:

    I am excited to welcome presidential candidates to a criminal justice forum dialogue which will allow Benedict College students and the wider community to have full participation, i want to be clear that the Candidate Forums are hosted by myself and Benedict College. This portion of the weekend is not a 20/20 Presidential Justice Center event.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Pope Francis:

    Pope Benedict had the courage to dissolve a women's congregation that had a certain level because this slavery of women had entered, even sexual slavery, by clerics or by the founder.

  5. Pope Francis:

    But when Pope Benedict became Pope, the first thing( Pope Benedict said was) bring me this from the archives and Pope Benedict began, pope Benedict had the courage to dissolve a women's congregation that had a certain level because this slavery of women had entered, even sexual slavery, by clerics or by the founder.

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