glossary

noun
glos·​sa·​ry | \ ˈglä-sə-rē How to pronounce glossary (audio) , ˈglȯ- \
plural glossaries

Definition of glossary

: a collection of textual glosses or of specialized terms with their meanings

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Other Words from glossary

glossarial \ glä-​ˈser-​ē-​əl How to pronounce glossarial (audio) , glȯ-​ \ adjective

Examples of glossary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The editors also included glossaries of essential tools and ingredients, plus their Golden Rules for cookie baking, such as knowing your oven, lining baking sheets, chilling dough and proper storage. Chris Ross, chicagotribune.com, "Cookie is a triple treat for ginger lovers," 9 Dec. 2019 Supporters of Israel are troubled by about a dozen pages in the 578-page guide, as well as by its glossary. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, "Ethnic studies may soon be mandatory. Can California get it right?," 13 Aug. 2019 Chevriere also gives us a glossary to explain some of wine’s more arcane terms, as well as helpful tips on deciphering wine labels and shopping for wine in stores and restaurants. Washington Post, "3 of the year’s best wine books for holiday gift-giving," 22 Nov. 2019 For a quick glossary: The server is Hillary Clinton’s alleged missing server. Howard Bloom, Quartz, "What Trump really wants is to join the axis of evil," 19 Dec. 2019 The editors also included glossaries of essential tools and ingredients, plus their Golden Rules for cookie baking, such as knowing your oven, lining baking sheets, chilling dough and proper storage. Chris Ross, Twin Cities, "Martha Stewart Living’s ‘Cookie Perfection’ timed for holiday baking," 11 Dec. 2019 The glossary of appropriate terminology and inclusive acronyms and abbreviations is constantly evolving. Nora Zelevansky, New York Times, "The Big Business of Unconscious Bias," 20 Nov. 2019 Simply explaining what’s going on practically requires consulting a glossary of new and bewildering terms. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Death Stranding is Kojima unleashed, and it’s as weird as you’d expect," 1 Nov. 2019 Without further ado, a pronunciation guide—and glossary—to some of the hardest-to-pronounce terms in design. Banquette bank-ETT; an upholstered bench against a wall. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "How to Pronounce Hygge, Etagère, and More Design Words," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of glossary

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glossary

Middle English glosarie, borrowed from Medieval Latin glōsārium, glōssārium, from glōsa, glōssa gloss entry 3 + Latin -ārium -ary entry 1

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The first known use of glossary was in the 14th century

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19 Feb 2020

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“Glossary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glossary. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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glossary

noun
How to pronounce glossary (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of glossary

: a list that gives definitions of the hard or unusual words found in a book
: a dictionary of the special terms in a particular field or job

glossary

noun
glos·​sa·​ry | \ ˈglä-sə-rē How to pronounce glossary (audio) , ˈglȯ- \
plural glossaries

Kids Definition of glossary

: a list that provides definitions for the difficult or unusual words used in a book

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