/ben"i dik/, n.
1. (in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing) the confident bachelor who courts and finally marries Beatrice.
2. (l.c.) benedict.

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  • Benedick — Benedict Ben e*dict, Benedick Ben e*dick, n. [From Benedick, one of the characters in Shakespeare s play of Much Ado about Nothing. ] A married man, or a man newly married. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • benedick — noun A recently married man, especially one who has long held out against marriage. See Also: Benedict …   Wiktionary

  • Benedick — This famous surname, one of the earliest recorded in history, and recorded in over two hundred spellings from Benedicte, Benech and Bennet, to Banish, Beinosovitch and Vedyasov, derives from the Roman personal name Benedictus , meaning blessed.… …   Surnames reference

  • Benedick — Benedikt …   Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen

  • Benedick —  Character in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Benedick — n. family name …   English contemporary dictionary

  • benedick — adj. newly married n. newly married man …   English contemporary dictionary

  • benedick — n.; (also benedict) Newly married man, neogamist …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • benedick — ben·e·dick …   English syllables

  • benedick —   n. newly married husband, especially one formerly a confirmed bachelor …   Dictionary of difficult words

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