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Meaning of BENEDICT

Pronunciation:  'benidikt, 'benidikt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a newly married man (especially one who has long been a bachelor)
  2. [n]  Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)
  3. [n]  American anthropologist (1887-1948)
 

BENEDICT is a 8 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: benedick, Ruth Benedict, Ruth Fulton, Saint Benedict, St Benedict
 
 See Also: anthropologist, hubby, husband, married man, monastic, monk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ben"e*dict\, Benedick \Ben"e*dick\, n. [From Benedick,
    one of the characters in Shakespeare's play of ``Much Ado
    about Nothing.'']
    A married man, or a man newly married.
    
    
  2. \Ben"e*dict\, a. [L. benedictus, p. p. of benedicere to
    bless. See {Benison}, and cf. {Bennet}.]
    Having mild and salubrious qualities. [Obs.] --Bacon.
    
    
 

 

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