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ˈbɒn ə fɪs, -ˌfeɪsBoni·face

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Boniface, Saint Boniface, St. Boniface, Winfred, Wynfrith, Apostle of Germanynoun

    (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)

  2. host, innkeeper, bonifacenoun

    the owner or manager of an inn


  1. bonifacenoun

    The proprietor of a hotel or restaurant.

  2. bonifacenoun

    An innkeeper.

  3. Bonifacenoun

    of mainly historical use.

  4. Etymology: From Bonifatius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bonifacenoun

    an innkeeper

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Boniface

    bon′i-fās, n. a generic name for an innkeeper, like 'mine host' or 'landlord'—from the hearty Boniface of Farquhar's Beaux' Stratagem.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Boniface

    the name of nine Popes. B. I., pope from 418 to 422, assumed the title of First Bishop of Christendom; B. II., pope from 530 to 532; B. III., pope for 10 months, from 607 to 608; B. IV., pope from 608 to 614; B. V., pope from 617 to 625; B. VI., pope in 896; B. VII., pope from 974 to 985; B. VIII., pope from 1294 to 1303, a strenuous assertor of the papal supremacy over all princes, and a cause of much turmoil in Europe, provoked a war with Philip the Fair of France, who arrested him at Anagni, and though liberated by the citizens died on his way to Rome; B. IX., pope from 1389 to 1405, the first pope to wear the Triple Crown.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Boniface

    The popular name for an innkeeper--not that St Boniface was the patron saint of drawers and tapsters, but because one of the Popes of this name instituted what was called “St Boniface’s Cup,” by granting an indulgence to all who toasted his health, or that of his successors, immediately after saying grace at meals.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Boniface in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Boniface in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    come out into view, as from concealment
    • A. emerge
    • B. conceal
    • C. blur
    • D. interrupt

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