dictionary is a Perl cgi script which provides browser access to DICT servers via an HTML form-based interface which can be used to fetch dictionary definitions and to match whole or partial words and word lists.
A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic. This dictionary, however, is a most useful work.
A book containing the words of a language, arranged alphabetically, with explanations of their meanings; a lexicon; a vocabulary; a wordbook.
Hence, a book containing the words belonging to any system or province of knowledge, arranged alphabetically; as, a dictionary of medicine or of botany; a biographical dictionary.
A dictionary or lexicon used for organized Scrabble play. Although they are lexicons based on dictionaries rather than actual dictionaries, the OWL and LWL are often referred to as the "dictionaries" used for tournaments and clubs in North America. See Long Word List and Official Tournament and Club Word List.
A reference source that defines words and is organized alphabetically. There are general dictionaries such Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary as well as specialized dictionaries such as The Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture. Directory A list of people, businesses or organizations that is usually arranged alphabetically either by name or by subject and gives additional contact information such as address, phone number, etc. The telephone directory is an example of a directory. The white pages are arranged by name and the yellow pages are arranged by subject.
A book of words in a language, arranged alphabetically, which provides information about spelling, meaning, etymology (origins), function, pronunciation, etc.
a book that lists words with their meanings in alphabetical order
Internal lexicon that is used by the recognizer for determining word matches. See also "alternate," "factoid," "grammar set."
Short histories of biblical characters, as well as explanations of terms and background information, usually presented in alphabetical order. Family record A decorated page bound into a Bible or prayer book on which the owner can record births, deaths, marriages and other significant family events.
A book which gives the pronunciation and meaning of words. An unabridged dictionary is comprehensive in scope and gives more complete information. An abridged dictionary is narrow and provides less complete information.
A reference book containing words usually alphabetically arranged that include information about the forms, pronunciations, functions, meanings and applications of these words.
a book composed of an alphabetical listing of words with their definitions that often include pronunciation and usage.
translation table in shape of book; acting as if the view of reality in all cultures is 'rational' and only communicated in other words.
An alphabetical list of words and their meanings.
a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
a book composed of alphabetical list of words with their meanings
a book listing words and their definitions of a language or a specific subject
a book that contains an alphabetical list of words and what they mean
a book that explains what words mean
a book that lists words in alphabetical order and describes their meanings
a book which explains the meaning of words
a book which explains the words of a language and is arranged in an alphabetical order
a collection of words and definitions about all subjects
a file containing a mapping between words to be recognizer and its phonetic transcription
a good place to look for actual definitions of words
a good tool to use when the child has spelled the word correctly or has a very, very close spelling of the word
a good way, so that the wording will not be laden with emotions or rhetoric from any side
a great help for that, but a book that large can be intimidating
a large tome filled with words and in alphabetical order
a list of ways in which you can expect a word to be understood if nothing else is said
an alphabetical arrangement of words
an arbitrary alphabetical exhaustive arrangement of deictic topic nominals
an essential tool for any writer, not only for spelling but word meanings
a one-of-a-kind resource for magicians and word lovers, exploring the most intriguing magic words and phrases from around the world
a person who steals purses from pockets and bags a building where you can borrow books
a record and an explanation of words, in the same way that a history is a record and explanation of events
a record of generally accepted meanings, which words have acquired at the time of publication
a record of words that are used in the English language
a reference book that contains vocabulary words and their definitions
a reference publication, that alphabetically lists words
a reference to a language
a separate book but it doesn't have all of the words that are in the Learn Spanish lesson book
a tool that defines the terms of a language
a tool that shapes one's reasoning and knowledge as new words are learned
a type of reference book containing lists of words, each with a definition or an equivalent expression in another language or variety
a valuable learning tool, especially if your child makes up his or her own booklet of words that are challenging
a very important tool for anyone who is learning a new language
a wonderful reference manual of words
A book containing words arranged alphabetically along with information about their pronunciation and meaning.
A book which defines the terms of a language, profession, discipline, or specialized area of knowledge. The terms are arranged in alphabetical order. Usually, a language dictionary will give the spelling, pronunciation, and meaning of a word.
a book or online database containing words with information about their meaning, form, pronunciation, usage, and etymology.
A reference tool comprised of alphabetically arranged entries, each providing the spellings, pronunciations, origin and history, modern definitions, usages or translations of a word according to each of its parts of speech. See also -- Reference Material
A source which provides word or term definitions and correct grammatical usage. Dictionaries may be either general or subject specific.
The "look up table" that resides inside the translator. This table allows comparison of the native word (e.g., English) to the target language (e.g. Russian).
A reference book containing words alphabetically arranged along with information about their forms, pronunciations, functions, etymologies, meanings, and syntactical and idiomatic uses.
As opposed to a glossary, a dictionary contains two or more languages in a specialised and abridged form. The most basic form of dictionary is simply a table of equivalent words. The complexity of languages and their usage, however, rapidly creates the need for more complex data bases. These include, for example, functions for the processing of abbreviations and synonyms.
A book of alphabetically listed words in a certain language with generally accepted definitions, etymologies, pronunciations, and other information. Some dictionaries are specialised; for example, the Dictionary of Sociology or the Dictionary of Literary Terms. Online dictionaries can be found in the online Reference C ollection.
an alphabetical listing of terms with definitions. Dictionaries are produced for many specialist subject areas and can be useful in finding keywords for a database search.
A book containing words, alphabetically arranged with information about their meanings. May also contain information about the form, pronunciation, and etymology (history) of words or terms. Can be general or specialized.
A reference source that provides meanings of words and other information. Specialized dictionaries ( foreign languages, fields of study ) are also available.
A book that gives definitions of words. Dictionaries may be general ( Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary), or specialized by subject ( Dictionary of Economics).
An alphabetical listing of words with short descriptions of their meanings and applications. Dictionaries can be general, such as Webster's, or subject specific, such as the Dictionary of Biology.
A reference book listing words alphabetically with their meanings.
provides information about words, such as their definitions and uses.
A reference source that provides meanings of words and often supplies additional information such as pronunciation and usage; A large number of specialized dictionaries are available
A book or books containing the words of a language alphabetically arranged, with their meanings, pronunciation, etymology, etc. Cf. glossary.
A reference book containing an alphabetical list of words, with information given for each word, usually including meaning, pronunciation, and etymology.
An alphabetically sorted (just what sort -u produces) list of words stored in a flat file, e.g. one word per line. Each word can contain arbitrary characters, except linefeed of course. The dictionary file needs to be processed by a small script, which checks it and generates a checksum. The server will only recognize dictionaries if the checksum is correct, e.g. the check succeeded.
Provides the meaning of words in a language or field of knowledge.
usually a compilation of terms and definitions arranged in alphabetical order. Sometimes collections of other information such as quotations and proverbs are also called dictionaries.
A reference source that provides meanings of words and other information. Specialized dictionaries are available for many subject areas.
word book with authority giving sense of words.
A work which defines the terms of a language, profession, discipline, or specialized area of knowledge. Terms are usually arranged in alphabetical order. ABRIDGED dictionaries limit themselves to the most commonly used words. UNABRIDGED dictionaries aim at a much higher level of completeness.
An alphabetical listing of words with their meanings, spellings, variant forms, pronunciation, etymology, synonyms, antonyms, usage examples, etc., usually in a single language. In the translation/localization industry, it often refers simply to a bilingual or multilingual list of terms and their translated counterparts.
"Collection of word definitions, with the purpose of distinguishing closely related words. Most dictionaries contain considerable encyclopedia functionality, which obscures their distinction function."
A dictionary is a list of words with their definitions or translation. Many dictionaries also provide pronunciation information; grammatical information; word derivations, histories, or etymologies; illustrations; usage guidance; and examples in phrases or sentences. Dictionaries are most commonly found in the form of a book. Some dictionaries are also found in electronic portable handheld devices. Dictionaries are produced by lexicographers.- FORM (cf. appearance), e.g. spelling, pronunciation- STRUCTURE (cf. formulation), e.g. construction of words, place of words in larger constructions (e.g. sentences)- CONTENT (cf. meaning): definition, relations with other words, examples
The dictionary is a list of words with their definitions, a list of characters with their glyphs, or a list of words with corresponding words in other languages. In a few languages, words can appear in many different forms, but only the lemma form appears as the main word or headword in most dictionaries. Many dictionaries also provide pronunciation information; grammatical information; word derivations, histories, or etymologies; illustrations; usage guidance; and examples in phrases or sentences.