benedict: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ben'i-dikt), [key]
— n.
  1. a newly married man, esp. one who has been long a bachelor.


Pronunciation: (ben'i-dikt), [key]
— n.
  1. 1887–1948, U.S. writer and anthropologist.
  2. a.d. 480?–543?, Italian monk: founded Benedictine order.
  3. 1884–1936, U.S. biochemist.
  4. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “blessed.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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