American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement; enlightenment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of building; construction.
- n. The thing built; a building; an edifice.
- n. The act of edifying or instructing, or the state of being edified; improvement of the mind; enlightenment: most frequently used with reference to morals or religion.
- n. The act of edifying, or the state of being edified; a building up, especially in a moral, emotional, or spiritual sense; moral, intellectual, or spiritual improvement; through encouragement and instruction.
- n. archaic A building or edifice.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of edifying, or the state of being edified; a building up, especially in a moral or spiritual sense; moral, intellectual, or spiritual improvement; instruction.
- n. obsolete A building or edifice.
- n. uplifting enlightenment
- From Old French, from Latin aedificationem ("building, construction"), an accusative form of aedificatio, from aedificare. (Wiktionary)
“I don't think edification is the answer for ignorance, it may require a heart transplant.”
“So, perhaps a point of clarification/edification is required by you.”
“So here, for your edification, is an incredibly scientific pair of polls which will revolutionize modern science and understanding of sexuality.”
“Just for Mr. Byers’ edification, schmuck is a German word for that part of the male phallus that is covered by the foreskin.”
“Then you need one miracle to get through the edification, that is the enthrallment stage and then you need another miracle to get to canalization.”
“Eph 2: 20 refers to the Church; but the passage here to their individual progress in edification (Ac stablished -- confirmed. as -- "even as." abounding therein with thanksgiving -- advancing to fuller maturity”
“And the reader may observe that at present I examine not what men or churches may agree upon by common consent, as judging and avowing it best for their own edification, which is a matter of another consideration, but only of the duty of believers as such in their respective stations and conditions.”
“I am apt to receive less of what is called edification from human discourses on divine subjects, than disturbance and hindrance.”
“When this is so, it does not result to edification, which is your Majesty's intent, but to depreciation of and contempt for the episcopal dignity, which requires the highest perfection.”
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“The minds of persons are differently constituted; and it is no praise to mine to admit that I am apt to receive less of what is called edification from human discourses on divine subjects, than disturbance and hindrance.”
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