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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
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Stanley, who has a history of intelligent lyrics, sent his engineer and longtime friend Bill Szymczyk scurrying for a dictionary with that one.
Teaching aides available include picture dictionaries and other materials for vocabulary, writing, conversation, grammar and group activities.
The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary.
From ThinkProgress: The first five vendors combined offered just five romance novels, 14 religious texts, 24 drawing or coloring books, 21 puzzle books, 11 how-to books, one dictionary and one thesaurus.
Codes are compiled and kept in codebooks, not unlike dictionaries, where the encoder can look up the word or phrase and the corresponding group that stands for it.
Cost: $7,600 English-language materials sought Dream: Funds to buy a variety of English-learning materials for the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. Needed: Farsi-English dictionaries, children’s books, workbooks and translator services.
The term catfish—someone who creates a deceptive personal profile online—was added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary in the year ____________.
What mattered to me is that even a novice can read the recipes and make the tarts without a dictionary, with ingredients that are easily findable and without stressing out.
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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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