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dedication

 
Noun dedication has 5 senses
  1. dedication - complete and wholehearted fidelity
    --1 is a kind of
    fidelity, faithfulness
    Derived form: verb dedicate1
  2. dedication - a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose
    --2 is a kind of
    ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance
    --2 has particulars: rededication
    Derived forms: verb dedicate2, verb dedicate1, verb dedicate4
  3. commitment, dedication - a message that makes a pledge
    --3 is a kind of message, content, subject matter, substance
    --3 has particulars:
     oath, swearing; affirmation; promise; assurance, pledge
    Derived form: verb dedicate1
  4. dedication, inscription - a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something
    --4 is a kind of message
    Derived form: verb dedicate3
  5. commitment, allegiance, loyalty, dedication - the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"
    --5 is a kind of cooperation
    --5 has particulars: communalism; consecration; devotion; faith
    Derived form: verb dedicate1
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