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Dictionary meaning

dictionary - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. A book containing the words of a language, arranged alphabetically, with explanations of their meanings; a lexicon; a vocabulary; a wordbook.
  2. 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.
  3. 3. A book containing the words of a language with their meanings; book of definitions.

dictionary - examples of usage

  1. It was so much pleasanter to sit in a nice room filled with all sorts of interesting odds and ends which she hadn't looked at for a year, at least, than to seek out one date which contradicted another in a dictionary. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. The dictionary definition of these two words is as follows: " Phenomenon- the appearance which anything makes to our consciousness as distinguished from what it is in itself." - "The Law and the Word", Thomas Troward.
  3. Try to mean what you want to say, and leave the dictionary to take care of itself. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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