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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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Recent Examples of dictionary from the Web
The mobile game Words With Friends is adding thousands of pop culture words as part of its largest dictionary update in the game’s eight-year history.
But the dictionary was not simply a collection of strange and colorful words.
By one estimate, about 5,400 new words enter the English language each year, with about 1,000 making it into print and a handful into dictionaries.
Grace looks into a drawer in President Trump’s desk and finds a Russian-to-English dictionary and a fidget spinner.
Russom would wake up his oldest children at 4:30 a.m. and would teach them English by reading words out of a dictionary.
Naturally, some words tend to confuse people more than others, as evidenced by Merriam-Webster's list of the 10 most looked-up words in its online dictionary.
Merriam-Webster has expanded its dictionary, adding over 250 new words and definitions to keep up with the times.
Scholars spent 90 years creating the dictionary, which was completed in 2010.
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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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