What does dedication mean?

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ˌdɛd ɪˈkeɪ ʃənded·i·ca·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dedicationnoun

    complete and wholehearted fidelity

  2. dedicationnoun

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

  3. commitment, dedicationnoun

    a message that makes a pledge

  4. dedication, inscriptionnoun

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

  5. commitment, allegiance, loyalty, dedicationnoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. dedicationnoun

    The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated.

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

  2. dedicationnoun

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

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

  3. dedicationnoun

    A ceremony marking an official completion or opening.

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

  4. dedicationnoun

    The deliberate or negligent surrender of all rights to property.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dedicationnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. dedicatio.]

  2. Dedicationnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. dedicatio.]

  3. Dedicationnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. dedicatio.]

Freebase

  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.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of dedication in a Sentence

  1. Art Rooney:

    His efforts and dedication to the Light of Life was unparalleled, and his desire to always help others made everyone appreciate him, he was loved by his family, teammates, and friends. We were fortunate to have Tunch as a player and broadcaster for so many years. Our condolences to his entire family during this difficult time.

  2. Helio Castroneves:

    It’s all about passion, and hard work, dedication, we might not have had the biggest budget, but we definitely had the biggest heart.

  3. Ahmed Korayem:

    The mind, unlike a box, cannot simply filled whatever that you wish and then remove it once you decide it’s a hazard leaving it unscathed. Rather, it’s like a living being and what you put inside it gets ingested and assimilated. It becomes a part of it and to remove it takes a tremendous amount of consistent work and dedication only to realize that it was best not to have taken whatever it is in to begin with.

  4. James Dean:

    To grasp the full significance of life is the actor’s duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication.

  5. Monica Klein:

    We are experiencing historic lows in criminal activity, murders and shootings are at their lowest in modern history. NYPD is the most effective police force in the country thanks to our officers' dedication and commitment to their job.

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