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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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Schreiber created a cuisine dictionary for the data team that broke down the ingredients in many of the dishes, an internal document that included names of cuisines, history, sometimes maps to show the geographic relationships.
The Elks provide 3,000 dictionaries each year to all third-graders in public, private and parochial schools in Glendale, Montrose and La Crescenta.
Janice limply heaves the thick unabridged dictionary into the metal trash can at the corner of Vandam and crosses the street.
But museums and dictionaries are feeble defence against globalisation and urbanisation.
Because the emerging Hawking radiation is presumably random, the information in the dictionary shouldn’t come back out with it.
This colossal document from 2008 is the first public working draft of HTML 5, the dictionary that defines the building blocks that make up the modern web.
Instead, youngsters are directed to the Merriam Webster dictionary, from where the words are pulled.
The avocado's name is thought to come from the Aztec word ahuacatl, which means testicle, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary.
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Origin and Etymology of dictionary
First Known Use: 1526See Words from the same year
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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