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The latest edition of the unfinished dictionary was published in nine volumes in the 1930s.

Actually, the word does show up in dictionaries, even if it is considered “nonstandard.”

If you can manage to not fall off that big, wide, beginner-friendly wedge of foam that is the soft-top board, you are—at least according to the dictionary—surfing.

In certain moments, airports certainly conjure up that other definition of romance, inspiring “a quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life,” as a dictionary puts it.

For a straight-up dictionary with the correct American English spellings, it’s hard to beat Merriam-Webster.

The definition of “innuendo,” according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “an oblique allusion.”

In fact, my Random House Dictionary goes so far as to define it.

Other new admissions to the dictionary include qayaq—an alternate spelling of kayak—and thongy.

“It is a virtual dictionary of the cityscape of Los Angeles,” Tarsia says.

Navigating this brave new world is the inventively-named Anana, an employee at a soon to be obsolete print dictionary.

He prepared a glossary of provincial and archological words, intended for a supplement to Johnson's Dictionary.

And when they came to the next story the Boy took pleasure in doing his own hunting in the dictionary.

The Dictionary we have compiled will tell the amateur what names will most probably supply the qualities he desires.

A big dictionary placed in an armchair, raised little Henrietta to the proper height at the Norwood dinner table.

Well, suppose you are allowed one, and you choose a French dictionary, and try to learn it off by heart before you come out.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dictionary, such as: glossary, language, vocabulary, concordance, cyclopedia, and encyclopedia.

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