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ben·e·dict

 (bĕn′ĭ-dĭkt′)
n.
A newly married man who was previously considered a confirmed bachelor.

[After Benedick, , a character in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare.]
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Benedict

(ˈbɛnɪˌdɪkt)
n
(Biography) Saint. ?480–?547 ad, Italian monk: founded the Benedictine order at Monte Cassino in Italy in about 540 ad. His Regula Monachorum became the basis of the rule of all Western Christian monastic orders. Feast day: July 11 or March 14
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ben•e•dict

(ˈbɛn ɪ dɪkt)

n.
a newly married man who has been a confirmed bachelor.
[1820–25; alter. of Benedick, the bachelor who marries Beatrice in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing (1598?)]

Ben•e•dict

(ˈbɛn ɪ dɪkt)

n.
1. Ruth (Fulton), 1887–1948, U.S. anthropologist.
2. Saint, A.D. 480?–543?, Italian monk: founded Benedictine order.

Ben•e•dict

(ˈbɛn ɪ dɪkt)
n.
1. Benedict XIV, (Prospero Lambertini) 1675–1758, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1740–58.
2. Benedict XV, (Giacomo della Chiesa) 1854–1922, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1914–22.
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benedick, benedict - A long-time bachelor who is newly married is a benedick or benedict.
See also related terms for married.
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Noun1.Benedict - United States anthropologist (1887-1948)
2.benedict - Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)Benedict - Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)
3.benedict - a newly married man (especially one who has long been a bachelor)benedict - a newly married man (especially one who has long been a bachelor)
hubby, husband, married man - a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
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Translations

Benedict

[ˈbenɪdɪkt] NBenito; (= pope) → Benedicto
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