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
President Donald Trump’s drive for tax cuts, though only beginning, is already sending people diving for their dictionaries.
And standards of decency change with the times: the dictionary made by John Florio in Elizabethan England contained straightforward entries for words that were considered unprintable by the time Samuel Johnson’s was published in 1755.
Even Merriam-Webster—which is not only a definitive reference for the English language but is also quickly carving out a Twitter reputation for being shady AF—chimed in: Next time maybe Trump will consult that dictionary first.
After a final date in a hot-air balloon and presenting Rachel with a rudimentary homemade Spanish-English dictionary, the deal is sealed.
The dictionary tweeted last year on Memorial Day weekend, that the hot dog is, in fact, a sandwich.
The sassy post continues the dictionary's streak of tweets timed to serve as sharp interjections in the cultural or political debate of the day.
First, there’s the Professor and the Madman, a book adaptation about the making of the Oxford dictionary.
Fiat enhances the 500L’s persona with a color palette sure to send your friends scurrying for their Italian-English dictionaries: Grigio Chiaro, Grigio Scuro, Verde Bosco Perla, Rosso, Rosso Perla, Mocha Latte, Bianco, Nero, Giallo, and Blu Tornado.
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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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