1. [syn: dictionary, lexicon]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dictionary \Dic"tion*a*ry\, n.; pl. Dictionaries. [Cf. F.
dictionnaire. See Diction.]
1. A book containing the words of a language, arranged
alphabetically, with explanations of their meanings; a
lexicon; a vocabulary; a wordbook.
I applied myself to the perusal of our writers; and
noting whatever might be of use to ascertain or
illustrate any word or phrase, accumulated in time
the materials of a dictionary. --Johnson.
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
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words
with information about them [syn: dictionary, lexicon]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
37 Moby Thesaurus words for "dictionary":
biographical dictionary, cant, chemical dictionary,
desk dictionary, dialect dictionary, dictionary of quotations,
electronics dictionary, etymological dictionary,
foreign-language dictionary, gazetteer, general dictionary,
geological dictionary, gloss, glossary, gradus, jargon, language,
lexicon, nomenclator, onomasticon, palaver, phrase book,
polyglot dictionary, promptorium, rhyming dictionary,
science dictionary, slang dictionary, specialized dictionary,
synonym dictionary, synonymy, terminology, thesaurus,
treasury of words, unabridged dictionary, vocabulary, word list,
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
1. data dictionary.
2. associative array.
3. Free On-line Dictionary of Computing.
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
DICTIONARY, n. A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth
of a language and making it hard and inelastic. This dictionary,
however, is a most useful work.