dictionary

[[t]dɪ̱kʃənri, AM -neri[/t]]
dictionaries
1) N-COUNT A dictionary is a book in which the words and phrases of a language are listed alphabetically, together with their meanings or their translations in another language.

...a Welsh-English dictionary.

2) N-COUNT: with supp, oft N of n A dictionary is an alphabetically ordered reference book on one particular subject or limited group of subjects.

...the Dictionary of National Biography.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Dictionary — Dic tion*a*ry, n.; pl. {Dictionaries}. [Cf. F. dictionnaire. See {Diction}.] 1. A book containing the words of a language, arranged alphabetically, with explanations of their meanings; a lexicon; a vocabulary; a wordbook. [1913 Webster] I applied …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dictionary — 1520s, from M.L. dictionarium collection of words and phrases, from L. dictionarius of words, from dictio word (see DICTION (Cf. diction)). Probably first English use in title of a book was in Sir Thomas Elyot s Latin Dictionary (1538) though L.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Dictionary — (lat. dictio „das Sprechen“) steht für: ein dem englischen entlehntes Synonym für Wörterbuch ein Assoziatives Array Diese Seite …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • dictionary — /dik sheuh ner ee/, n., pl. dictionaries. 1. a book containing a selection of the words of a language, usually arranged alphabetically, giving information about their meanings, pronunciations, etymologies, inflected forms, etc., expressed in… …   Universalium

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  • dictionary — n. 1) to compile a dictionary 2) to expand; revise; update a dictionary 3) to consult a dictionary 4) an abridged, desk; bilingual; biographical; college, collegiate (AE); combinatorial, combinatory; dialect; etymological; general use, general… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Dictionary.co.uk — Home page of Dictionary.co.uk Dictionary.co.uk was launched in 2001 as an English language dictionary based around definitions from Cambridge University Press. In 2007 it was re launched to include not only a standard English language dictionary… …   Wikipedia

  • dictionary — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. wordbook, lexicon, vocabulary. See publication. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. glossary, lexicon, wordbook, word list, vocabulary, thesaurus, concordance, reference work, gazetteer, encyclopedia, cyclopedia …   English dictionary for students

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