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I think that the balance needs to be restored, and I would note that in the camp in which I am in, one finds libraries, universities, the Internet industry, the manufacturers of digital media, and consumers.
Rick Boucher

Meaning of "libraries" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LIBRARIES

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LIBRARIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Libraries 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 LIBRARIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

libraries

Library

A library is an organized collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both. A library's collection can include books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, films, maps, prints, documents, microform, CDs, cassettes, videotapes, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, e-books, audiobooks, databases, and other formats. Libraries range in size from a few shelves of books to several million items. In Latin and Greek, the idea of bookcase is represented by Bibliotheca and Bibliothēkē: derivatives of these mean library in many modern languages, e.g. French bibliothèque. The first libraries consisted of archives of the earliest form of writing—the clay tablets in cuneiform script discovered in Sumer, some dating back to 2600 BC. Private or personal libraries made up of written books appeared in classical Greece in the 5th century BC.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIBRARIES

libra
librae
libraire
librairie
Libran
librarian
librarianship
library
library book
library card
library edition
Library of Congress
library pictures
library science
library ticket
librate
libration
librational
libratory
libretti

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIBRARIES

accessories
anniversaries
beneficiaries
binaries
boundaries
canaries
commentaries
diaries
dictionaries
documentaries
glossaries
itineraries
mercenaries
missionaries
obituaries
ovaries
salaries
secretaries
subsidiaries
summaries
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Synonyms and antonyms of libraries in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «libraries» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIBRARIES

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

Translator English - Chinese

图书馆
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bibliotecas
570 millions of speakers

English

libraries
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पुस्तकालयों
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المكتبات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

библиотеки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bibliotecas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লাইব্রেরি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bibliothèques
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perpustakaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bibliotheken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ライブラリ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

라이브러리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Perpustakaan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thư viện
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நூலகங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्रंथालये
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kütüphaneler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

biblioteche
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

biblioteki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бібліотеки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

biblioteci
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βιβλιοθήκες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

biblioteke
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bibliotek
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bibliotekene
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of libraries

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIBRARIES»

The term «libraries» is very widely used and occupies the 6.824 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIBRARIES» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «LIBRARIES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word libraries.
1
Jill Abramson
As a big user of public libraries, I deplore the cutbacks they have had to sustain.
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Aravind Adiga
Like most of my friends in school, I was a member of multiple circulating libraries; and all of us, to begin with, borrowed and read the same things.
3
Nicholson Baker
I like shelves full of books in a library, but if all books become electronic, the task of big research libraries remains the same - keep what's published in the form in which it appeared.
4
Josh Billings
Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.
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Augustine Birrell
Libraries are not made, they grow.
6
Quentin Blake
A lot of my travel is at least partly work, visiting schools and libraries, especially in France.
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Rick Boucher
I think that the balance needs to be restored, and I would note that in the camp in which I am in, one finds libraries, universities, the Internet industry, the manufacturers of digital media, and consumers.
8
Sergey Brin
Today, if you want to access a typical out-of-print book, you have only one choice - fly to one of a handful of leading libraries in the country and hope to find it in the stacks.
9
Anthony Browne
I find it incredible and outrageous that public and school libraries are being forced to close - we'll all pay the price in the long term.
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Laura Bush
Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIBRARIES»

Discover the use of libraries in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to libraries and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Disaster Management in Archives, Libraries and Museums
This important book assesses the current state of disaster management in archives, libraries and museums in the UK and around the world, and provides recommendations for addressing current and future threats.
Graham Matthews, Yvonne Smith, Gemma Knowles, 2009
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Burning Books and Leveling Libraries: Extremist Violence and ...
Extremists of all stripes--through terrorism, war, ethnic cleansing, genocide, and other forms of mass violence--are also responsible for widespread cultural destruction, as she demonstrates in this new book.
Rebecca Knuth, 2006
3
Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, ...
Provides information on a variety of social software, including blogs, RSS, wikis, and instant messaging, and describes ways they can be used to promote library use, language skills, and literacy.
Meredith G. Farkas, 2007
4
Academic Libraries: Their Rationale and Role in American ...
Chapters by contributors from around the U.S. discuss the place and purpose of the campus library in a changing academic environment.
Gerard B. McCabe, Ruth J. Person, 1995
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No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries
Sue Polanka brings together a variety of professionals to share their expertise about e-books with librarians and publishers.
Sue Polanka, 2011
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Global Perspectives on School Libraries: Projects and Practices
Promoting literacies through the school library : "Reading opens all door : an integrated reading program at Genazano College in Melbourne, Australia" by Susan La Marca, Sandra Hardinge and Lyn Pucius.
Luisa Marquardt, Dianne Oberg, 2011
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Understanding Digital Libraries
- Thoroughly updated and expanded from original edition to include recent research, case studies and new technologies - For librarians and technologists alike, this book provides a thorough introduction to the interdisciplinary science of ...
Michael Lesk, 2005
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Future Libraries: Dreams, Madness & Reality
Argues against the futuristic idea of virtual libraries because it is devastating to the societal mission of libraries, proposing instead a balanced, human-oriented approach to technology that complements print, community library buildings, ...
Walt Crawford, Michael Gorman, 1995
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How Libraries and Librarians Help: A Guide to Identifying ...
The book's tools and exercises for assessing user outcomes help libraries to strategize for outcomes assessment, while field-tested examples of user outcomes gleaned from several libraries that participated in the HLLH model provide real ...
Joan C. Durrance, Marian Bouch Hinton, 2005
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Digital Libraries: Principles and Practice in a Global ...
The book is recommended for students and library practitioners aiming to acquire a good introduction into the field of digital libraries." (Journal of Documentation, London, Nr. 4, 2005) "...a useful overview of the global digital library ...
Lucy A. Tedd, J. A. Large, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIBRARIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term libraries is used in the context of the following news items.
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Book thief hits 6 little libraries : Lincoln, NE Journal Star
In the course of one week, someone, or maybe more than one, has cleaned out the Little Free Libraries of several neighborhoods, leaving ... «Lincoln Journal Star, Jul 15»
2
Fewer people using Wirral libraries since opening hours were cut …
Many of Wirral's libraries have seen their use drop by a third since the council slashed opening hours. New figures revealed in council ... «Liverpool Echo, Jul 15»
3
Shortage of facilities leaves Chennai public libraries in shambles …
The city corporation collects 10% library cess from property tax payers and pays the directorate of public libraries for the upkeep of its 140 ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
4
Worksop & Retford: Boy and bear are sailing into libraries this summer
This weekend, the curtains open for Notts Children's Pop-Up Theatre in county libraries with the national debut performance of A Boy and a ... «Worksop Today, Jul 15»
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AT THE LIBRARY: The Internet won't make libraries obsolete
While working at the library, it is inevitable that we hear comments that libraries are becoming obsolete because of the Internet. I am here to tell ... «Rapid City Journal, Jul 15»
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Bristol libraries could be saved after council u-turn | The Bookseller
Bristol City Council could keep six of seven libraries which were facing closure open, following public protests. A consultation on the future of ... «The Bookseller, Jul 15»
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'Ralph's World' visits local libraries | Daily Chronicle
Covert visits the Sycamore and Genoa libraries this week to give a pair of free performances. At 4 p.m. Friday, Covert brings his “Ralph's World” ... «DeKalb Daily Chronicle, Jul 15»
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Dan Wardell to visit Coralville and Iowa City libraries
Dan Wardell, host of the IPTV “Kids Clubhouse,” will visit the following libraries as part of the ninth annual Reading Road Trip: •10 and 11 a.m. ... «Iowa City Press Citizen, Jul 15»
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Calendar of activities at Spartanburg County libraries
11 a.m. Cyrill-Westside Library, Marvelous Mondays. Join us for a variety of fun and engaging activities for children. Call 864-574-6815. «Spartanburg Herald Journal, Jul 15»
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Here's what's happening at county libraries - New Castle News …
Here's what's happening at county libraries. Bookmobile. The Lawrence County Federated Library System Bookmobile will be at the following ... «New Castle News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Libraries [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/libraries>. Oct 2020 ».
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