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I have always loved the fluidity of language - delighting in dialects, dictionaries, slang and neologisms.
Ben Schott

Meaning of "dictionaries" in the English dictionary

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DICTIONARY
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PRONUNCIATION OF DICTIONARIES

dictionaries  [ˈdɪkʃənərɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DICTIONARIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dictionaries is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DICTIONARIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

dictionaries

Dictionary

A dictionary is collection of words in one or more specific languages, often listed alphabetically, with usage of information, definitions, etymologies, phonetics, pronunciations, translation, and other information; or a book of words in one language with their equivalents in another, also known as a lexicon. According to Nielsen a dictionary may be regarded as a lexicographical product that is characterised by three significant features: it has been prepared for one or more functions; it contains data that have been selected for the purpose of fulfilling those functions; and its lexicographic structures link and establish relationships between the data so that they can meet the needs of users and fulfill the functions of the dictionary. A broad distinction is made between general and specialized dictionaries. Specialized dictionaries do not contain information about words that are used in language for general purposes—words used by ordinary people in everyday situations. Lexical items that describe concepts in specific fields are usually called terms instead of words, although there is no consensus whether lexicology and terminology are two different fields of study.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DICTIONARIES


catenaries
kəˈtiːnərɪz
centenaries
senˈtiːnərɪz
cessionaries
ˈseʃənərɪz
chicaneries
ʃɪˈkeɪnərɪz
coronaries
ˈkɒrənərɪz
ferneries
ˈfɜːnərɪz
fineries
ˈfaɪnərɪz
granaries
ˈɡrænərɪz
legionaries
ˈliːdʒənərɪz
luminaries
ˈluːmɪnərɪz
mercenaries
ˈmɜːsɪnərɪz
nunneries
ˈnʌnərɪz
ordinaries
ˈɔːdənərɪz
preliminaries
prɪˈlɪmɪnərɪz
processionaries
prəˈseʃənərɪz
sceneries
ˈsiːnərɪz
seminaries
ˈsemɪnərɪz
Stannaries
ˈstænərɪz
turneries
ˈtɜːnərɪz
vineries
ˈvaɪnərɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DICTIONARIES

dictatorially
dictatorialness
dictatorship
dictatory
dictatress
dictatrix
dictature
diction
dictional
dictionally
dictionary
dictionary attack
dictionary catalogue
dictionary definition
dictionary-maker
dictionary-making
Dictograph
dictum
dicty
dictyogen

WORDS THAT END LIKE DICTIONARIES

accessories
anniversaries
beneficiaries
binaries
boundaries
canaries
commentaries
confectionaries
diaries
documentaries
glossaries
itineraries
libraries
missionaries
obituaries
ovaries
salaries
secretaries
subsidiaries
summaries
varies

Synonyms and antonyms of dictionaries in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DICTIONARIES»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «dictionaries» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of dictionaries

Translation of «dictionaries» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DICTIONARIES

Find out the translation of dictionaries to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dictionaries from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dictionaries» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

词典
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

diccionarios
570 millions of speakers

English

dictionaries
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शब्दकोशों
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قواميس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

словари
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dicionários
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অভিধান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dictionnaires
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kamus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wörterbüchern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

辞書
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사전
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dictionaries
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

từ điển
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அகராதிகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शब्दकोश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sözlükleri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dizionari
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

słowniki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

словники
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dicționare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λεξικά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

woordeboeke
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ordböcker
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ordbøker
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dictionaries

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DICTIONARIES»

The term «dictionaries» is very widely used and occupies the 14.620 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DICTIONARIES» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «dictionaries» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «dictionaries» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dictionaries

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5 QUOTES WITH «DICTIONARIES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word dictionaries.
1
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
2
M. F. K. Fisher
Dictionaries are always fun, but not always reassuring.
3
Gilbert Murray
Greek was very much a live language, and a language still unconscious of grammar, not, like ours, dominated by definitions and trained upon dictionaries.
4
Nigel Rees
My job involves searching for 'lost' quotations - that is, trying to find out who came up with a quotable saying that lingers in someone's mind and which they wish to use for their own purpose and which they cannot find in conventional dictionaries of quotation.
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Ben Schott
I have always loved the fluidity of language - delighting in dialects, dictionaries, slang and neologisms.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DICTIONARIES»

Discover the use of dictionaries in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dictionaries and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Dictionaries
Dictionaries are in every classroom but are often under-used. This book contains a wealth of ideas for making more effective use of dictionaries, both as a reference tool and as a language learning resource.
Jon Wright, 1998
2
Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction
In this Very Short Introduction Lynda Mugglestone takes a look at how dictionaries are made, considering how they reflect the dominant social and cultural assumptions of the time in which they were written.
Lynda Mugglestone, 2011
3
Linguistics and Bilingual Dictionaries
This book gives an account of the linguistic principles that should govern the production of better bilingual dictionaries and is intended for linguists, lexicographers, librarians, and foreign language teachers. -- from Preface ([p. 9] ...
Ali M. Al Kasimi, ʻAlī al- Qāsimī, 1977
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Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography
This second edition offers a comprehensive and completely up-to-date description of how dictionaries are researched and written.
Sidney I. Landau, 2001
5
Encyclopaedic Visions: Scientific Dictionaries and ...
Cultural history of Enlightenment encyclopaedias revealing Enlightenment debates concerning organisation and communication of knowledge.
Richard Yeo, 2001
6
Dictionaries in Early Modern Europe: Lexicography and the ...
This monumental work of scholarship draws on published and archival material to survey a wide range of dictionaries of western European languages (including English, German, Latin and Greek) published between the early sixteenth and mid ...
John Considine, 2008
7
Making Dictionaries: Preserving Indigenous Languages of the ...
A collection of essays about the theory and practice of Native American lexicography, and more specifically the making of dictionaries, by some of the top scholars working in Native American language studies.
William Frawley, Kenneth C. Hill, Pamela Munro, 2002
8
Manual of Specialised Lexicography: The Preparation of ...
One implication of this is that only to a limited extent has it been possible to build upon existing findings.The Manual thus has the twofold aim of offering guidance and direction to authors of specialised dictionaries as well as ...
Henning Bergenholtz, Sven Tarp, 1995
9
Bilingual Thematic Dictionaries
This book has three practical goals: to identify the characteristic features of the bilingual thematic dictionary (BTD), to gauge its usefulness, and to make suggestions as to how it could be improved.
Martin Stark, 2011
10
Electronic Lexicography
This book brings together leading professional and academic lexicographers to report on current developments in the deployment of electronic means in the planning, writing, and dissemination of dictionaries.
Sylviane Granger, Magali Paquot, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DICTIONARIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dictionaries is used in the context of the following news items.
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Judge upholds cancellation of Redskins trademark - WTOP
Several dictionaries before and during the time [the team] obtained its registrations stated that 'redskins' is an offensive term.” He added that the ... «WTOP, Jul 15»
2
Vanity plates: PennDOT workers decide what's offensive
They look up Internet slang and scroll through acronym dictionaries. They notify the applicant if a proposed plate is against the rules, offering a ... «Daily Record, Jul 15»
3
An Afternoon at Pettingell Book Bindery in Berkeley | News Fix …
Rötzscher currently spends his days working on these self-published books, along with family heirlooms, dictionaries, novels and manuscripts. «KQED, Jul 15»
4
Whatever! New book 'As If' marks 20 years of 'Clueless' - WTOP
“(Writer/director) Amy Heckerling has always been interested in slang and she's always kept these sort of personal dictionaries … and then ... «WTOP, Jul 15»
5
From Minions to Game of Thrones, Here Are the Top 9 Made-Up …
If thrilling adventure is more your cup of tea, you'll be happy to know our official ranking contains a page out of the dictionaries of Game of ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
6
History of the word 'bad', Chp 2, Lunatics and Hermaphrodites …
That is bad which is not good (look up the definition of bad in dictionaries!): harmful, corrupt, deficient, and so forth. A bad man is immoral, a bad ... «OUPblog, Jul 15»
7
Stone fruit crops ripe for preserving - DailyHerald.com
David Wondrich, author of "Imbibe!," says, "In 18th century dictionaries, one of the meanings of 'bounce' is a sharp blow, and there's evidence ... «Chicago Daily Herald, Jul 15»
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NEWS BRIEFS - July 9 - The West Side Index & Gustine Press …
... folders with pockets, highlighters, lined notebook paper, zippered storage pockets, washable markers, pocket dictionaries and calculators. «Gustine Press-Standard, Jul 15»
9
Hot Doggett 100 offers tiny taste of Tour de France
They provide dictionaries to every third-grader, and they adopt a family at holidays. The International Rotary is trying to help eradicate polio, ... «Asheville Citizen-Times, Jul 15»
10
Warren Grange celebrates 100 years - St. Helens Chronicle: News
Helping local schools. The Warren Grange participates in the "Words 4 Thirds" program, which provides local third graders with dictionaries. «St. Helens Chronicle, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Dictionaries [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/dictionaries>. Dec 2020 ».
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