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Examples of dictionary in a Sentence
- Famed for his dictionary, "Rambler" essays and The Lives of the English Poets, Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) remains one of the most-quoted and carefully observed authors who ever lived. —Publishers Weekly, 21 July 2008
- I still read relatively slowly in Yiddish, with frequent recourse to a dictionary, and my first year of graduate school found me at my desk till two or three in the morning every night … —Aaron Lansky, Outwitting History, 2004
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try to develop the habit of going to the dictionary whenever you encounter an unfamiliar word
Recent Examples of dictionary from the Web
No bookshelf required These language shifts obviously then affect the primary businesses of language—the dictionaries themselves.
For help building the dictionary, Zynga turned to famous Brit and on-screen queen Elizabeth Hurley, who worked with the company to curate the list.
Inside the house are books ranging from Plato’s Republic to more than a dozen hardcover Nancy Drews to art books about Magritte to a Hindi language dictionary.
When the restaurant opened in an unassuming Ravenna neighborhood building just over a year ago, the website featured a digital dictionary of ingredients and terms found at the restaurant.
Like True's cousins North, Chicago, and Saint, the meaning is its dictionary definition.
In any event, real-world usage matters more than dictionaries.
This is way past studying the dictionary and memorizing words.
Here are some other stories from spellers at this year's bee: Stetched thin Some spellers devote years to studying the dictionary, word roots and language patterns.
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Origin and Etymology of dictionary
DICTIONARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dictionary for English Language Learners
: a reference book that contains words listed in alphabetical order and that gives information about the words' meanings, forms, pronunciations, etc.
: a reference book that lists in alphabetical order the words of one language and shows their meanings or translations in a different language
: a reference book that lists in alphabetical order words that relate to a particular subject along with their definitions and uses
DICTIONARY Defined for Kids
Definition of dictionary for Students
- a medical dictionary
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