Definition of dedication :
1. A devoting or setting aside for any particular purpose; as, a dedication of lands to public use.
2. An address to a patron or friend, prefixed to a book, testifying respect, and often recommending the work to his special protection and favor.
3. 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.
consecration (part of speech: noun)
oblation (part of speech: noun)
- So she kept her answers to his letters upon a coolly friendly basis and only showed him, when he returned to Poketown in September in time for the dedication exercises of the school building, how glad she was to see him by the warmth of her greeting. - "Janice Day", Helen Beecher Long.
- 28, 29; and of the Dedication, which lasted eight days. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
- This is the finest copy of this rare set of volumes which it has been my lot yet to examine; but the dedication of the printer, Minutianus, to I. I. Trivulcius, on the reverse of the first leaf of the first volume, is unluckily wanting. - "A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two", Thomas Frognall Dibdin.