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Definition of Dictionary

Dictionary

  1. A book containing the words of a language, arranged alphabetically, with explanations of their meanings; a lexicon; a vocabulary; a wordbook.
  2. 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.

Dictionary Quotations

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. - Vince Lombardi
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Vince Lombardi

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools. - Napoleon Bonaparte
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
Napoleon Bonaparte

I am an unmarried man, as opposed to a single man. A bachelor, according to the dictionary, is a man who has never been married. An unmarried man is not married at the moment. Many of these terms have fallen into disuse.
Raymond Burr

If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know?
Steven Wright

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Dictionary Translations

dictionary in Afrikaans is woordeboek
dictionary in Danish is ordbog
dictionary in Dutch is woordenboek
dictionary in French is lexique, dictionnaire
dictionary in Italian is lessico, elenco, dizionario
dictionary in Norwegian is ordbok
dictionary in Spanish is catalogo, diccionario, lexico
dictionary in Swedish is lexikon, ordbok
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