Reference source of words in a language or discipline, arranged alphabetically. In addition to defining the words, larger dictionaries also provide information on the spellings, pronunciation, word origins (etymology), functions, and different forms of the word. See also thesaurus.

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  • Ken passed through school without doing much work, but when he got a dictionary for his birthday, he found out that he was spelling many words incorrectly.

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  • The seasoned teacher kept a large tattered dictionary in the back corner of the classroom, so if any student asked what a word meant, he simply pointed at the corner and said go look it up.

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  • While the other kids were outside riding bikes or playing video games, I spent much of my childhood free time with my face buried in a dictionary, learning and absorbing as much as I could.

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