- (uncountable) The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated.
- (countable) A note addressed to a patron or friend, prefixed to a work of art as a token of respect, esteem, or affection.
- (countable) A ceremony marking an official completion or opening.
- (law) The deliberate or negligent surrender of all rights to property.
- (act of performed by a bishop of dedicating a Church to one or more people or angels as Saints): consecration
note prefixed to a work of art
- “dedication” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 2000, ISBN 978-0-395-82517-4.
- “dedication” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
- "dedication" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.
- "dedication" in the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law, Merriam-Webster, 1996.