benedict (plural benedicts)

  1. (rare) A newly married man, especially one who was previously a confirmed bachelor.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger Poeple's" Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 50:
      The benedict, drearily superfluous to the festivities, had hardly been noticed by her as he lurked about the walls and sought what entertainment was possible to one under the social disabilities of matrimony.


  1. (obsolete) Having mild and salubrious qualities.
    • 1622, Francis Bacon, Natural History, 1740, The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, Volume 3, page 5 ↗,
      And it is not a ſmall thing won in Phyſick, if you can make rhubarb, and other medicines that are benedict, as ſtrong purgers, as thoſe that are not without ſome malignity.

benedict (benedicts, present participle benedicting; past and past participle benedicted)

  1. (rare) to bless.
  2. (of eggs) To poach and serve on an English muffin with ham or bacon and hollandaise sauce.

  • enPR: bĕ'nədĭkt, IPA: /ˈbɛnədɪkt/
Proper noun
  1. A male given name, particularly of the sixth-century founder of the Benedictine order, and of several popes.
  2. Surname
  3. A city/and/village in Kansas.
  4. A census-designated place in Maryland.
  5. A village in Nebraska.
  6. A city/and/village in North Dakota.

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