|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (p. a.) Dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated.
2. (v. t.) To set apart and consecrate, as to a divinity, or for sacred uses; to devote formally and solemnly; as, to dedicate vessels, treasures, a temple, or a church, to a religious use.
3. (v. t.) To devote, set apart, or give up, as one's self, to a duty or service.
4. (v. t.) To inscribe or address, as to a patron.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ded'-i-kat, ded-ika'-shun (chanukkah, "initiation," "consecration"; qadhesh, "to be clean," "sanctify"; cherem, "a thing devoted (to God)"): Often used in Hebrew of the consecration of persons, but usually in the English Versions of the Bible of the setting apart of things to a sacred use, as of the altar (Numbers 7:10, 84, 88; compare Daniel 3:2, 3, "the dedication of the image"), of silver and gold (2 Samuel 8:11 2 Kings 12:4), of the Temple (1 Kings 8:63 Ezra 6:16; compare Exodus 29:44), of the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:27), of private dwellings (Deuteronomy 20:5). the Revised Version (British and American) substitutes "devoted" for "dedicated" in Ezekiel 44:29. See CONSECRATION; SANCTIFICATION.
Dedicate (17 Occurrences)
Exodus 32:29 Moses said, "Consecrate yourselves today to Yahweh, yes, every man against his son, and against his brother; that he may bestow on you a blessing this day." (See NAS)
Leviticus 22:2 "Tell Aaron and his sons to separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, which they make holy to me, and that they not profane my holy name. I am Yahweh. (See NAS RSV)
Leviticus 22:3 "Tell them,'If anyone of all your seed throughout your generations approaches the holy things, which the children of Israel make holy to Yahweh, having his uncleanness on him, that soul shall be cut off from before me. I am Yahweh. (See NAS RSV)
Leviticus 27:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them,'When a man makes a vow, the persons shall be for Yahweh by your valuation. (See NIV)
Leviticus 27:26 "'Only the firstborn among animals, which is made a firstborn to Yahweh, no man may dedicate it; whether an ox or sheep, it is Yahweh's. (WEB RSV NIV)
Numbers 6:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them:'When either man or woman shall make a special vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to separate himself to Yahweh, (See NAS)
Numbers 6:12 He shall separate to Yahweh the days of his separation, and shall bring a male lamb a year old for a trespass offering; but the former days shall be void, because his separation was defiled. (See NAS NIV)
Deuteronomy 20:5 The officers shall speak to the people, saying, "What man is there who has built a new house, and has not dedicated it? Let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man dedicate it. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 17:3 He restored the eleven hundred pieces of silver to his mother; and his mother said, "I most certainly dedicate the silver to Yahweh from my hand for my son, to make an engraved image and a molten image. Now therefore I will restore it to you." (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS)
2 Samuel 8:11 These also did king David dedicate to Yahweh, with the silver and gold that he dedicated of all the nations which he subdued; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 8:63 Solomon offered for the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered to Yahweh, two and twenty thousand head of cattle, and one hundred twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of Yahweh. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 18:11 These also did king David dedicate to Yahweh, with the silver and the gold that he carried away from all the nations; from Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 26:27 Out of the spoil won in battles did they dedicate to repair the house of Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 2:4 Behold, I am about to build a house for the name of Yahweh my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn before him incense of sweet spices, and for the continual show bread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the Sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the set feasts of Yahweh our God. This is an ordinance forever to Israel. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 7:5 King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand head of cattle, and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 20:25 It is a danger to a man to say without thought, It is holy, and, after taking his oaths, to be questioning if it is necessary to keep them. (See NIV)
Ezekiel 43:26 Seven days shall they make atonement for the altar and purify it; so shall they consecrate it. (See NIV)