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Lexicon meaning

lexicon - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. A vocabulary, or book containing an alphabetical arrangement of the words in a language or of a considerable number of them, with the definition of each; a dictionary; especially, a dictionary of the Greek, Hebrew, or Latin language.
  2. 2. A dictionary.

lexicon - examples of usage

  1. But still- still, it was somehow a relief when young Fabre, with his regular south- of- France face, his rather mocking and cynical French expression, his easy French talk, came to give her a painting lesson while Alfieri was pacing up and down translating Homer and Pindar with the help of a lexicon. - "The Countess of Albany", Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee).
  2. Embarrassed, confused by the sight of the scientific apparatus that surrounded him on all sides, he sat leaning forward, his sabre between his knees, in an arm- chair from which he had been obliged to remove a Greek lexicon and two volumes of the 'Revue, ' and stammering all sorts of childish nonsense while he gazed at her with adoring eyes. - "Erlach Court", Ossip Schubin.
  3. There's no such word as fail in the bright lexicon of my youth. - "Lady-Betty-Across-the-Water", Lowell, Orson.
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