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Definitions of dictionary

  1. a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Hence, a book containing the words belonging to any system or province of knowledge, arranged alphabetically; as, a dictionary of medicine or of botany; a biographical dictionary. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A book explaining the words of a language arranged alphabetically; a lexicon; vocabulary; wordbook. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A book containing the words of a language alphabetically arranged, with their meanings, etc.: a work containing information on any department of knowledge, alphabetically arranged. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. A book containing the words of a language with their meanings; book of definitions. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A book containing the words of a language arranged in alphabetical order, with their meanings, &c; any book of information with the topics alphabetically arranged. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A book containing the words of a language, arranged in alphabetical order, with their meanings; a lexicon. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. As found or given in a dictionary. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for dictionary

  1. " A part of speech," said I, " which, according to the dictionary signifies some action or passion. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  2. In Latham's Dictionary it is defined, " Term applied in England to the Americans of the United States generally." – The Truth About America by Edward Money
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