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In Scrabble people use different dictionaries. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's a shame the dictionary definition 's so derogatory. The Sun (2016)The nonsense syllables of the parent have no dictionary definitions. Christianity Today (2000) Use a dictionary if you are permitted to bring one to the exam. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)We are all familiar with how this dictionary works. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For the next hour or two there was a lot of running for dictionaries and books. Times, Sunday Times (2009) English dictionaries are not prescriptive but report on current usage. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But using a dictionary in an electronic medium changes radically how we access its information. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)You may need a special dictionary that defines the terms used in a particular field. The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)She is the dictionary definition of pure evil. The Sun (2014)He considers reading vital mental exercise and thinks we should take notes and use the dictionary. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And that success only comes before work in the dictionary. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Because inside he will find a book called a dictionary. The Sun (2008)The dictionary defines it as the period between childhood and maturity. Working with Teenagers (1994)Do you use a rhyming dictionary? Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is one of the smallest in the English dictionary with only three letters. The Sun (2016)It's the dictionary definition of backwards. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A book about a dictionary may sound a dry read. Times, Sunday Times (2013)THE dictionary definition of misogyny is the ingrained prejudice against women. The Sun (2015)Oh, and you might like to use a dictionary to look up the difference between loath and loathe. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And yet - dictionaries survive online. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Read the dictionary definition carefully. 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972) Electronic dictionaries can be searched in ways that print dictionaries cannot, and dictionary publishers have not yet exploited the electronic medium to full advantage. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)He says: 'One great advantage of an online dictionary is that it can be constantly expanded. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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British English: dictionary /ˈdɪkʃənərɪ; -ʃənrɪ/ NOUN
A dictionary is a book in which the words and phrases of a language are listed, usually in alphabetical order, together with their meanings or their translations in another language.
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- American English: dictionary
- Arabic: قَامُوس
- Brazilian Portuguese: dicionário
- Chinese: 词典
- Croatian: rječnik
- Czech: slovník
- Danish: ordbog
- Dutch: woordenboek
- European Spanish: diccionario
- Finnish: sanakirja
- French: dictionnaire
- German: Wörterbuch
- Greek: λεξικό
- Italian: dizionario
- Japanese: 辞書
- Korean: 사전 단어장
- Norwegian: ordbok
- Polish: słownik
- European Portuguese: dicionário
- Romanian: dicționar
- Russian: словарь
- Spanish: diccionario
- Swedish: ordbok
- Thai: พจนานุกรม
- Turkish: sözlük
- Ukrainian: словник
- Vietnamese: từ điển
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