diary

noun di·a·ry \ ˈdī-(ə-)rē \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of diary

plural diaries
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 : 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

diary Synonyms

Synonyms
daybook, journal
Related Words
itinerary; blog, Weblog; log, logbook


DIARY Defined for English Language Learners

diary

noun

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

noun di·a·ry \ ˈdī-ə-rē , ˈdī-rē \

Definition of diary for Students

plural diaries
1 : a daily written record especially of personal experiences and thoughts
2 : a book for keeping a record of experiences and thoughts


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