gazetteer

noun gaz·et·teer \ ˌga-zə-ˈtir \

Definition of gazetteer

1 archaic : journalist, publicist
2
[The Gazetteer's: or, Newsman's Interpreter, a geographical index edited by Laurence Echard]
: a geographical dictionary; also : a book in which a subject is treated especially in regard to geographic distribution and regional specialization

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First Known Use of gazetteer

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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GAZETTEER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of gazetteer for English Language Learners

  • : a book or list that is arranged in alphabetical order and gives information about places


GAZETTEER Defined for Kids

gazetteer

noun gaz·et·teer \ ˌga-zə-ˈtir \

Definition of gazetteer for Students

: a geographical dictionary


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