Thesaurus

dictionary

noun

Synonyms of dictionary

a reference book giving information about the meanings, pronunciations, uses, and origins of words listed in alphabetical order
  • try to develop the habit of going to the dictionary whenever you encounter an unfamiliar word

Synonyms for dictionary

Words Related to dictionary

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About dictionary

Time Traveler for dictionary

Time Traveler

The first known use of dictionary was in 1526

See more words from the same year

Thesaurus Entries Near dictionary

dictionaries

dictionary

dictions

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Dictionary.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dictionary. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on dictionary

Nglish: Translation of dictionary for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of dictionary for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about dictionary

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!