American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A geographic dictionary or index.
- n. Archaic A writer for a gazette; a journalist.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A writer of news, or an officer appointed to publish news by authority; a journalist.
- n. A newspaper; a gazette.
- n. A geographical dictionary; an account of the divisions, places, seas, rivers, mountains, etc., of the world or of any part of it, under their names, in alphabetical order. [This use of the word is said to be due to the circumstance that the first work of the kind, by Laurence Echard (third edition 1695), bore the title “The Gazeteer's or Newsman's Interpreter” (afterward shortened to “The Gazetteer”), as being especially useful to newspaper writers.]
- To describe in gazetteers: as, to gazetteer a country, city, or locality.
- n. journalist
- n. publicist
- n. A geographic dictionary or encyclopedia, sometimes found as an index to an atlas.
- n. A newspaper.
- n. obsolete An alphabetical descriptive list of anything.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A writer of news, or an officer appointed to publish news by authority.
- n. obsolete A newspaper; a gazette.
- n. A geographical dictionary; a book giving the names and descriptions, etc., of many places.
- n. An alphabetical descriptive list of anything.
- n. a journalist who writes for a gazette
- n. a geographical dictionary (as at the back of an atlas)
- From The gazetteer's: or newsman's interpreter, a geographical index edited by Laurence Echard, 1st ed. published 1693. In 1704, in the second volume Echard referred to the work as Gazetteer. (Wiktionary)
“This chronological gazetteer is divided by county and lists the 151 locations of the distinct forms of Morris dancing in the South Midlands before 1900, quoting sources from books, newspaper articles and unpublished diaries.”
“In addition there's Getmapping's own digital terrain model, People's Map GB 100m contours, 1: 1m vector data, national administration boundaries and a place name gazetteer made up of over 39,000 different names.”
“While holding the political office of "gazetteer" (one who had a monopoly of official news) the idea came to Steele of publishing a literary magazine.”
“This is the first volume of a gazetteer which is now being published.”
“The gazetteer way of doing things lets you impose order on an inchoate mass of information without any risk of pummelling out the quirky and particular.”
“There's been a bit of a publishing run on the gazetteer format recently.”
“Numerous new place names were created and added to the gazetteer.”
“Any chance of some gazetteer action in the coming months (presumably after completion of the new book)?”
“There is a nice gazetteer section covering the Belgian and Irish monuments - I really hadn't appreciated that there was so much in the Sligo area!”
“Liu Wenzheng's early-seventeenth-century Dian Zhi recorded that almost all prefects had tuzhu temples, and that some even had two or three of them. 190 One local gazetteer even praised the tuzhu as the most efficacious (lingyi) god, as it was recorded that bees in the temple dispersed the Annamese invaders in the Wanli reign (1573 – 1619) .191”
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