edification


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ed·i·fi·ca·tion

 (ĕd′ə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
Intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement; enlightenment.

edification

(ˌɛdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. improvement, instruction, or enlightenment, esp when morally or spiritually uplifting
2. the act of edifying or state of being edified
ˌedifiˈcatory adj

ed•i•fi•ca•tion

(ˌɛd ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. an act of edifying.
2. the state of being edified.
3. moral improvement or guidance.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]
e•dif•i•ca•to•ry (ɪˈdɪf ɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.edification - uplifting enlightenment
enlightenment - education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge
disenchantment, disillusion, disillusionment - freeing from false belief or illusions

edification

noun instruction, schooling, education, information, teaching, improvement, building up, guidance, nurture, tuition, enlightenment, uplifting, elevation the use of Scripture for the edification of believers

edification

noun
The condition of being informed spiritually:
Translations
تَنْوير، تَثْقيف، تَحْسين
osvěta
berigelse
mielenylennysrakennus
épüléstájékoztatás
povznesenie
aydınlatmaöğretme

edification

[ˌedɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Nenseñanza f

edification

[ˌɛdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] nédification f, instruction f
for your edification → pour votre édification, pour votre instruction

edification

nErbauung f; for the edification of …zur Erbauung des/der …

edification

[ˌɛdɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] n (often iro) → cultura, educazione f

edify

(ˈedifai) verb
to improve the mind or morals of.
ˌedifiˈcation noun
I told you that piece of news for your edification.
ˈedifying adjective
instructive; morally improving. an edifying lecture.
References in classic literature ?
Tis the six-and-twentieth edition, promulgated at Boston, Anno Domini 1744; and is entitled, 'The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testaments; faithfully translated into English Metre, for the Use, Edification, and Comfort of the Saints, in Public and Private, especially in New England'.
No matter what the subject might be, a brain-racking effort was made to squirm it into some aspect or other that the moral and religious mind could contemplate with edification.
Should any little accidental disappointment of the appetite occur, such as the spoiling of a meal, the under or the over dressing of a dish, the incident ought not to be neutralised by replacing with something more delicate the comfort lost, thus pampering the body and obviating the aim of this institution; it ought to be improved to the spiritual edification of the pupils, by encouraging them to evince fortitude under temporary privation.
Because,' said the milkman, going on as if he had received no answer, and speaking, as I judged from his tone, rather for the edification of somebody within the house, than of the youthful servant - an impression which was strengthened by his manner of glaring down the passage - 'because that there little bill has been running so long, that I begin to believe it's run away altogether, and never won't be heerd of.
I have composed many a homily on her back, to the edification of my brethren of the convent, and many poor Christian souls.
I saw that he wanted me to repeat my performance of yesterday for the edification of Lorquas Ptomel, and, as I must confess that my prowess gave me no little satisfaction, I responded quickly, leaping entirely over the parked chariots on the far side of the incubator.
His antagonist paused only for sufficient time to permit him to recount for the edification of the audience and the confounding of Korak a brief resume of his former victories, of his prowess, and of what he was about to do to this puny Tarmangani.
In their quietest times, they sang ballads and told tales, for the edification of their pious visitors; or perplexed them with juggling tricks; or grinned at them through horse collars; and when sport itself grew wearisome, they made game of their own stupidity, and began a yawning match.
Of his life, career, achievements, and end nothing is preserved for the edification of his young successors in the fleet of to-day - nothing but this phrase, which, sailor-like in the simplicity of personal sentiment and strength of graphic expression, embodies the spirit of the epoch.
Aye, aye," said Martin Poyser, listening with an air of much intelligence and edification, "they ne'er ate a bit o' beef i' their lives.
nominative, pennaa—genitive, penny,” were soon heard to issue from the windows of the room, to the great delight and manifest edification of the passenger.
Lindsey belongs it may seem but a childish affair, is, nevertheless, capable of being moralized in various methods, greatly for their edification.