dedication
noun Date: 14th century 1. an act or rite of dedicating to a divine being or to a sacred use 2. a devoting or setting aside for a particular purpose 3. a name and often a message prefixed to a literary, musical, or artistic production in tribute to a person or cause 4. self-sacrificing devotion <
her dedication to the cause
>
5. a ceremony to mark the official completion or opening of something (as a building) • dedicatory adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • dedication — ded·i·ca·tion /ˌde di kā shən/ n: a giving up of property to public use that precludes the owner from asserting any further interest in it: as a: an intentional donation of land for public use that is accepted by the proper public authorities b:… …   Law dictionary

  • Dedication — • A term which, though sometimes used of persons who are consecrated to God s service, is more properly applied to the setting aside of places for a special and sacred purpose Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Dedication     D …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Dedication! — Studio album by Duke Pearson Released 1970 …   Wikipedia

  • Dedication — Ded i*ca tion, n. [L. dedicatio.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A devoting or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dedication — late 14c., action of dedicating, from O.Fr. dedicacion (14c., Mod.Fr. dédication) consecration of a church or chapel, or directly from L. dedicationem, noun of action from dedicare (see DEDICATE (Cf. dedicate)). Meaning the giving of oneself to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • dedication — [n1] faithfulness, loyalty adherence, allegiance, commitment, devotedness, devotion, single mindedness, wholeheartedness; concepts 411,657 Ant. disloyalty, unfaithfulness dedication [n2] speech of praise; sanctification address, celebration,… …   New thesaurus

  • Dedicatĭon — (v. lat.), 1) Einweihung, s. Dedicatio; 2) Zueignung einer Schrift od. eines [791] Kunstwerkes an eine Person, wodurch man seine Achtung, Liebe etc. gegen dieselbe an den Tag zu legen sucht. Schon im Alterthum gebräuchlich. Schriften über D.,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Dedication — (lat.), Zueignung, Widmung; dedizieren, widmen, zueignen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Dedication — Dedication, die Zueignung, Widmung, Weihe, namentlich eines literarischen oder Kunstproduktes. Daß dieselbe an eine höhere Person geschehe, ist im Begriffe des Wortes dediciren durchaus nicht enthalten, wenn gleich es von Künstlern und Gelehrten… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Dedication — Dedication, bei den Römern die Einweihung eines öffentlichen Gebäudes, Monumentes u.s.w., jetzt die Zueignung einer Schrift, eines Kunstwerkes u. dergl.; dediciren, weihen, widmen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • dedication — Dedication, ou Dedicace, Dedicatio, Consecratio, Inauguratio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”