from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A reference book containing an alphabetical list of words, with information given for each word, usually including meaning, pronunciation, and etymology.
- n. A book listing the words of a language with translations into another language.
- n. A book listing words or other linguistic items in a particular category or subject with specialized information about them: a medical dictionary.
- n. Computer Science A list of words stored in machine-readable form for reference, as by spelling-checking software.
- n. Computer Science An electronic spelling checker.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A reference work with a list of words from one or more languages, normally ordered alphabetically and explaining each word's meaning and sometimes containing information on its etymology, usage, translations, and other data.
- n. An associative array, a data structure where each value is referenced by a particular key, analogous to words and definitions in a physical dictionary.
- v. To look up in a dictionary
- v. To add to a dictionary
- v. To appear in a dictionary
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A book containing the words of a language, arranged alphabetically, with explanations of their meanings; a lexicon; a vocabulary; a wordbook.
- n. Hence, a book containing the words belonging to any system or province of knowledge, arranged alphabetically
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A book containing either all or the principal words of a language, or words of one or more specified classes, arranged in a stated order, usually alphabetical, with definitions or explanations of their meanings and other information concerning them, expressed either in the same or in another language; a word-book; a lexicon; a vocabulary: as, an English dictionary; a Greek and Latin dictionary; a French-English or an English-French dictionary.
- n. Synonyms Glossary, Lexicon, etc. See vocabulary.
- Pertaining to or contained in a dictionary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
Creating a new dictionaryThe newly completed dictionary is a research tool that will help advance those studies because - as Gil Stein points out - it goes well beyond what the word dictionary might imply.
I noticed that Lach, in the dictionary translates as to be counted.
The idea of a Slang dictionary is in many ways counterintuitive - or, one might say, a bit bonkers.
The term dictionary entry includes all vocabulary entries as well as all boldface entries in the separate sections of the back matter headed
This dictionary is awful to the point of worthlessness.
In the event of a dispute, a dictionary is the final arbiter (in the UK it is based on the Collins dictionary).
This dictionary is a really good one, just one thing is missing – pronunciation, i.e. transcription …
Bean-Mom, adding my name to the dictionary is the first thing I do on any new computer!
Well, you know, the dictionary is a great read and the telephone book can be a great read.
You could say that publishing a dictionary is a sign that a language has emerged -- that dictionaries are symptoms of language.