Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “dedication”

dedication

noun [C/U]    /ˌded·ɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/
the activity of giving a lot of your energy and time to something you think is important : [U] dedication to worthy causes A dedication is also a ceremony in which something is formally opened or made available to the public : [U] The mayor made a speech at the dedication ceremony for the new school .
(Definition of dedication noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of dedication

Definitions of “dedication” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

as husband and wife

in the same way as two people who are married

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More