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- 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
Look it up in the dictionary.
try to develop the habit of going to the dictionary whenever you encounter an unfamiliar word
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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.
That dictionary is the weighty Webster’s Third New International Unabridged, with nearly half a million words that the students can be quizzed on.
Thanks, royal wedding, for making us get out our food dictionary for some of this.
Goldberg, a San Francisco native who studied engineering at University of California, Berkeley, is, according to his estate, the only person whose name is used as an adjective in the dictionary.
Rivertown Lodge There aren't enough words in the dictionary to describe how charming the Rivertown Lodge is.
Do students have access to bilingual dictionaries and books in their home languages?
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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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