What does Dedication mean?

Definitions for Dedicationˌdɛd ɪˈkeɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Dedication.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dedication(noun)

    complete and wholehearted fidelity

  2. dedication(noun)

    a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose

  3. commitment, dedication(noun)

    a message that makes a pledge

  4. dedication, inscription(noun)

    a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something

  5. commitment, allegiance, loyalty, dedication(noun)

    the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action

    "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"


  1. dedication(Noun)

    The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated.

  2. dedication(Noun)

    A note addressed to a patron or friend, prefixed to a work of art as a token of respect, esteem, or affection.

  3. dedication(Noun)

    A ceremony marking an official completion or opening.

  4. dedication(Noun)

    The deliberate or negligent surrender of all rights to property.

  5. Origin: Originated 1350–1400 from dedicacioun, via dedicacion or directly, from dedicatio, equivalent to dédicātus+-iōn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dedication(noun)

    the act of setting apart or consecrating to a divine Being, or to a sacred use, often with religious solemnities; solemn appropriation; as, the dedication of Solomon's temple

  2. Dedication(noun)

    a devoting or setting aside for any particular purpose; as, a dedication of lands to public use

  3. Dedication(noun)

    an address to a patron or friend, prefixed to a book, testifying respect, and often recommending the work to his special protection and favor

  4. Origin: [L. dedicatio.]


  1. Dedication

    Dedication is the fact of consecrating an altar, temple, church, or other sacred building. It also refers to the inscription of books or other artifacts when these are specifically addressed or presented to a particular person. This practice, which once was used to gain the patronage and support of the person so addressed, is now only a mark of affection or regard. In law, the word is used of the setting apart by a private owner of a road to public use.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dedication in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dedication in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Faisal Ali:

    It encouraged Acehnese to renew their dedication to their faith.

  2. Unknown:

    Dedication is not what others expect of you, it is what you can give to others.

  3. Bob Reish:

    Dedication, Determination, and Desire will Drive us in the Direction of Success.

  4. Antonio Costa:

    I respect his decision and I thank him for his efforts and dedication in his job.

  5. Judith Fradkin:

    It makes it very personal, the dedication they bring to the field is really fantastic.

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