• Dedication to Ann Waters Denslow
    Dedication to Ann Waters Denslow
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dedicate set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church
    • v dedicate inscribe or address by way of compliment "She dedicated her book to her parents"
    • v dedicate give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause "She committed herself to the work of God","give one's talents to a good cause","consecrate your life to the church"
    • v dedicate open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building "The Beauty Queen spends her time dedicating parks and nursing homes"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Dedication of Savile's St. Chrysostom. Eton, 1610 Dedication of Savile's St. Chrysostom. Eton, 1610
Dedication Appearing on Globe of Jodocus Hondius, 1600 Dedication Appearing on Globe of Jodocus Hondius, 1600

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1st US Mormon temple was dedicated in Kirtland, Ohio in 1836.
    • Dedicate To devote, set apart, or give up, as one's self, to a duty or service. "The profession of a soldier, to which he had dedicated himself."
    • Dedicate To inscribe or address, as to a patron. "He complied ten elegant books, and dedicated them to the Lord Burghley."
    • Dedicate To set apart and consecrate, as to a divinity, or for sacred uses; to devote formally and solemnly; as, to dedicate vessels, treasures, a temple, or a church, to a religious use. "Vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, . . . which also king David did dedicate unto the Lord.""We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. . . . But in a larger sense we can not dedicate , we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There is a 6-foot tall stone monument dedicated to the cartoon character Popeye in Crystal City, TX. .
    • dedicate To set apart and consecrate to a deity or to a sacred purpose; devote to a sacred use by a solemn act or by religious ceremonies.
    • dedicate To devote with solemnity or earnest purpose, as to some person or end; hence, to devote, apply, or set apart in general.
    • dedicate To inscribe or address (a literary or musical composition) to a patron, friend, or public character, in testimony of respect or affection, or to recommend the work to his protection and favor: as, to dedicate a book.
    • dedicate In law, to devote (property, as land) to public use. Synonyms See devote.
    • dedicate Consecrated; devoted; appropriated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Yellowstone is the world's 1st national park. It was dedicated in 1872.
    • v.t Dedicate ded′i-kāt to set apart and consecrate to some sacred purpose: to devote wholly or chiefly: to inscribe to any one
    • adj Dedicate devoted:
    • adj Dedicate (Shak.) dedicated
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  • Mark Victor Hansen
    Mark Victor Hansen
    “Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.”
  • Marlon Brando
    Marlon Brando
    “To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication.”
  • Ruth Benedict
    Ruth Benedict
    “A man's indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated and disciplined.”
  • H. Allen Smith
    H. Allen Smith
    “On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks.”
  • Vince Lombardi
    “Football is like life -- it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.”


In literature:

I have before mentioned the completion of Aurelian's Temple of the Sun and the proposed dedication.
"Aurelian" by William Ware
Dedicated to the Young Kittens of England.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
At the head of the stairs still stood the great, oaken chest, the bottom drawer of which had been dedicated to the use of his most precious toys.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
In 1237, Hervey de Sipton, the then Prior, pulled down and rebuilt the chapel dedicated to St. Nicholas.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury" by H. J. L. J. Massé
Unfortunately no edition was published, despite the dedication to Filippo Farsetti.
"John Baptist Jackson" by Jacob Kainen
There was at the end of the garden connected with this convent, a little chapel dedicated to the child Jesus.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
There is no building of special interest excepting the church, which is dedicated to St Thomas a Becket.
"Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts" by Rosalind Northcote
It was said that they had dedicated their temple, under Antiochus Epiphanes, to the Greek Jupiter.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
The upper partition was dedicated to St. Blaise, and the lower to St. Benedict.
"The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.]." by Hartley Withers

In poetry:

To you I dedicate this book,
And, as you read it line by line,
Upon its faults as kindly look
As you have always looked on mine.
"To Mary Field French" by Eugene Field
'Tis the signal Thebes hath waited,
Libyan Thebes, the hundred-gated:
Rouse, and robe thee, River-priest
For thy dedication feast!
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
To the one who, reading, may fancy—
With a kindly thought for me—
There’s a grain of gold in its driftings,
I dedicate this “Debris.”
"Debris Dedication" by Madge Morris Wagner
Knowledge and Virtue! sister powers,
Who guard and grace a Christian state,
Better than bulwarks, walls, or towers,
To you this hall we dedicate.
"Hymns For Dedication XI" by John Pierpont
A sacred altar he will build her,
And dedicate to friendship true,
And this shall be their bond of union,
More constant that all others knew.
"To Revenita (03)" by Madge Morris Wagner
No longer is it dedicated to death,
This graveyard, shrine of life gone past,
That the remembrance thereof is just as
Fleeting as fleetingness itself.
"The Closed Church Graveyard" by Jakobus Cornelis Bloem

In news:

Along with this success, Charlie has founded the Central Coast Jazz Institute, a nonprofit organization in Cambria dedicated to the instruction and preservation of American jazz music.
The F700 is a dedicated flippin' & pitchin reel with a fixed level-wind eye, narrow spool and built-in permanent 22.5-lb.
The Wanagi Wolf Fund and Rescue, named after the late beloved pet of founder Stephanie Kaylan, is dedicated to stopping the breeding of wolves and mixed-breed wolf-dogs as pets.
It's OK with Lewisburg Police and City Hall for a cannon to be fired to dedicate a Civil War Trail marker on County Courthouse property, but it must be done safely, officials said Thursday.
A physician, as a member of a profession dedicated to preserving life when there is hope of doing so, should not be a participant in a legally authorized execution.
The first part of a memorial program dedicated to the life and memory of David Lightbourne.
Carissa now dedicates her life to helping victims and survivors of the sex trade.
Cartridge World Broward is a family-owned franchise and part of the world's largest dedicated specialty retailer of ink and toner printer cartridges .
I met Mother Teresa of Calcutta in 1981 during the dedication of a peace garden located at my seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Who was Paul Cézanne and how did his dedication to revolutionary principles propel the world of art forward during his life and after his death.
KMS dedicates chairlift (bench) and new hiking trail in Killington in memory of English Teacher Hasse Halley, of Woodstock.
Publication dedicated to the food and beverage supply chain has chosen the top 3PL & cold storage providers for 2012.
Comer Elementary hosted a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for its renovations and additions Sunday, Nov 4.
Dedicated to Sgt Paudert and Patrolman Evans, their families and their fellow officers they left behind.
COPLEY — Lush, green wetlands expanding as far as the eye can see served as the backdrop for the June 13 Panzner Wildlife Wetland Reserve dedication ceremony.

In science:

There is a large literature dedicated to pseudorandom number generators (see e.g. [16–38] and references quoted therein). A very fine theory has been developed in this area and this theory has produced many important results.
A mechanism for randomness
For specific processes, dedicated generators were developed (Section 5).
MC generators in CHORUS
The process in NC is based on the Z 0 -gluon fusion. A dedicated mode to produce this process is foreseen by the generator.
MC generators in CHORUS
Section V is dedicated to evaluating the FL model by comparison with numerical simulation.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
We first designed a dedicated integral field spectrograph, to cover a field of view of 33×41 arcsec2 , and to work in the spectral domain around the Mg triplet at 5170 ˚A that includes Mg and Fe and Hβ features as well as the [OIII] emission lines (see Bacon et al. 2001 for a description of the instrument).
Probing the stellar populations of early-type galaxies: the SAURON survey