Dictionary

  • 1 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

  • 2 dictionary — [dik′shə ner΄ē] n. pl. dictionaries [ML dictionarium < LL dictio: see DICTION] 1. a book of alphabetically listed words in a language, with definitions, etymologies, pronunciations, and other information; lexicon 2. a book of alphabetically… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 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

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

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 5 dictionary — [n] book of word meanings concordance, cyclopedia, encyclopedia, glossary, language, lexicon, palaver, promptory, reference, terminology, vocabulary; concept 280 …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 dictionary — ► NOUN (pl. dictionaries) ▪ a book that lists the words of a language and gives their meaning, or their equivalent in a different language. ORIGIN from Latin dictionarium manuale or dictionarius liber manual or book of words …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Dictionary — For other uses, see Dictionary (disambiguation). For Wikimedia s dictionary project visit Wiktionary, or see the Wiktionary article. A multi volume Latin dictionary by Egidio Forcellini. A dic …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 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

  • 9 dictionary — Synonyms and related words: biographical dictionary, cant, chemical dictionary, desk dictionary, dialect dictionary, dictionary of quotations, electronics dictionary, etymological dictionary, foreign language dictionary, gazetteer, general… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 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

  • 13 dictionary — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ good ▪ comprehensive, unabridged ▪ electronic, online ▪ picture ▪ pocket …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 dictionary */*/ — UK [ˈdɪkʃən(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈdɪkʃəˌnerɪ] noun [countable] Word forms dictionary : singular dictionary plural dictionaries 1) a) a book that gives a list of words in alphabetical order and explains what they mean a dictionary of the English language… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 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… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 dictionary — dic|tion|ar|y [ dıkʃə,neri ] noun count ** 1. ) a book that gives a list of words in alphabetical order and explains what they mean: a dictionary of the English language a ) a book that lists words in one language and gives translations in… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 dictionary — dic|tion|a|ry [ˈdıkʃənəri US neri] n plural dictionaries [Date: 1500 1600; : Medieval Latin; Origin: dictionarium, from Late Latin dictio word ; DICTION] 1.) a book that gives a list of words in alphabetical order and explains their meanings in… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 dictionary — [16] The term dictionary was coined in medieval Latin, probably in the 13th century, on the basis of the Latin adjective dictionārius ‘of words’, a derivative of Latin dictiō ‘saying’, or, in medieval Latin, ‘word’. English picked it up… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 19 dictionary — noun (C) 1 a book that gives a list of words in alphabetical order and explains their meanings in the same or another language: a German English dictionary 2 a book like this that deals with the words and phrases used in a particular subject: a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 dictionary — /ˈdɪkʃənri / (say dikshuhnree), /ˈdɪkʃənəri / (say dikshuhnuhree), Originally US /ˈdɪkʃənɛri/ (say dikshuhneree) noun (plural dictionaries) 1. a reference work containing a selection of the words of a language, usually arranged alphabetically,… …

    Australian English dictionary