Definition of 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 of airplane mechanics, mental lexicon, dictionary of synonyms, reference work, reference, promptory, college dictionary, lexicographical work, unabridged dictionary, bilingual dictionary dictionary of religion, vocabulary, dictionary of law, wordbook, desk dictionary, glossary, etc, word list, words, concordance, cyclopedia, encyclopedia, gazetteer
list (part of speech: noun)
enumeration, notebook, log, inventory, invoice, treasury, scrapbook, ledger, check, statement, recount, list, lexicon, calendar, diary, yearbook, bank-book, documentation, bill, index, logbook, menu, sum, thesaurus, census, table, history, workbook, detail, annals, repertory, roster, roll, record, daybook, storybook, chronicle, scroll, registry, score, novel, schedule, album, summary, tally, docket, manifest, total, file, recording, journal, book, store, tabulate, pad, catalog, account, budget, itemization, register, blank-book, waybill, cash book, count, collection, annual, tablet, digest
- I began to read the Bible, with the aid of my dictionary, for I had none then in French. - "A Book of Quaker Saints", Lucy Violet Hodgkin.
- If I had a grammar and a dictionary, I would read those beautiful poems." - "Melchior's Dream and Other Tales", Juliana Horatia Ewing.
- " You sartinly ain't what the dictionary would set down as a hawk- eyed critter," remarked Tommy, maliciously. - "King Spruce, A Novel", Holman Day.