diary

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noun di·a·ry \ˈdī-(ə-)rē\

Definition of diary

plural

diaries

  1. 1 :  a record of events, transactions, or observations kept daily or at frequent intervals :  journal; especially :  a daily record of personal activities, reflections, or feelings

  2. 2 :  a book intended or used for a diary

Examples of diary in a Sentence

  1. has diligently kept a diary since she was 15

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Origin and Etymology of diary

Latin diarium, from dies day — more at deity


First Known Use: 1581



DIARY Defined for English Language Learners

diary

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Definition of diary for English Language Learners

  • : a book in which you write down your personal experiences and thoughts each day


DIARY Defined for Kids

diary

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noun di·a·ry \ˈdī-ə-rē, ˈdī-rē\

Definition of diary for Students

plural

diaries

  1. 1 :  a daily written record especially of personal experiences and thoughts

  2. 2 :  a book for keeping a record of experiences and thoughts



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