from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lexicon, vocabulary, or dictionary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dictionary or other reference book that lists words; a lexicon, vocabulary.
- n. The libretto of an opera.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A collection of words; a vocabulary; a dictionary; a lexicon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A book containing words with their explanations, arranged in alphabetical or other regular order; a vocabulary; a dictionary; a lexicon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a reference book containing words (usually with their meanings)
When the Bible is hard to understand, that is an important clue - not that we should get a Bible wordbook and begin looking for words that sound like the name of a president, but that we should instead put effort into learning the relevant languages, history and other such background materials.
In my wordbook objective means “undistorted by emotion or personal bias” and “based on observable phenomena.”
Some of the sub-directories contain resources for the basic running of OpenOffice. org, such as/database (the default bibliography database),/LastSession (autorecovery after crashes), psprint (printing) and/wordbook (the default dictionary).
Well, it hasn't been published yet - but the idea of a recessional wordbook has got potential.
[A new light is thrown upon this favourite expression of Pepys's when speaking of his wife by the following quotation from a Midland wordbook: "Wretch, n., often used as an expression of endearment or sympathy.