What does dedication mean?

Definitions for dedication
ˌdɛd ɪˈkeɪ ʃənded·i·ca·tion

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. dedication(Noun)

    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. dedication(Noun)

    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. dedication(Noun)

    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. dedication(Noun)

    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. 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

    Etymology: [L. dedicatio.]

  2. Dedication(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. dedicatio.]

  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

    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.

How to pronounce dedication?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say dedication in sign language?

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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. President Trump:

    I would like to thank Reince Priebus for his service and dedication to his country, we accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!

  2. Srully D. Blotnick:

    The fact remains that the overwhelming majority of people who have become wealthy have become so thanks to work they found profoundly absorbing. The long term study of people who eventually became wealthy clearly reveals that their 'luck' arose from accidental dedication they had to an arena they enjoyed.

  3. Prashant Agarwal:

    Anytime when we see someone's failures, we start noticing their flaws and mistakes. We never try to learn from their struggles but blame them for their efforts that let to failure. Instead of focusing on their failure, one thing we should focus and learn from them is their determination and dedication that they pushed into their efforts. Failures are not in our hands but hard work is, so, least we can do is to make wholeheartedly efforts.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    On Thursday, Ranking Member Levin plans to offer a substitute, which recognizes that TPP has the potential to raise standards and open new markets for U.S. businesses, workers and farmers, and makes suggestions on how to do so, i support the Levin substitute and thank Ranking Member Levin for his dedication to finding a path to yes, and for his leadership to increase the paychecks of American workers.

  5. Claudia Cardinale:

    It is with passion and dedication that I will be attentive to the needs of women and fight relentlessly for their rights

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